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Genesis 40:17-19

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40:17 In the top basket there were baked goods of every kind for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them from the basket that was on my head.”

40:18 Joseph replied, “This is its meaning: The three baskets represent 1  three days. 40:19 In three more days Pharaoh will decapitate you 2  and impale you on a pole. Then the birds will eat your flesh from you.”

1 tn Heb “the three baskets [are].”

2 tn Heb “Pharaoh will lift up your head from upon you.” Joseph repeats the same expression from the first interpretation (see v. 13), but with the added words “from upon you,” which allow the statement to have a more literal and ominous meaning – the baker will be decapitated.



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