Genesis 40: Two Guys Walk Into A Jail

Oh man, I heard this hilarious joke the other day. Wanna hear it? Well too bad! I’m gonna tell it to you anyway!

Two guys walk into a jail. One is a cupbearer and the other is a baker. Each one of them had offended the king and made him really angry so he sent them to prison.

One night, they both had dreams. And we’re talking vivid, disturbing dreams; so disturbing that the two men we noticeably shaken by them the next day.

Luckily, there was a man in the prison who could interpret dreams. He asked them to tell him the dreams so he could tell them what the dreams meant. The cupbearer went first.

“there was a vine before me, and on the vine there were three branches. As soon as it budded, its blossoms came out and the clusters ripened into grapes. Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand.”

The man who could interpret dreams told him not to worry. In three days the Pharaoh was going to release him and restore him to his former position. The cupbearer was thrilled.

Seeing how his friend’s dream was favorable, the baker told of his own dream.

“there were three cake baskets on my head, and in the uppermost basket there were all sorts of baked food for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating it out of the basket on my head.”

But then the interpreter said something he did not expect. The baker would be released in three days but instead of being restored he was going to be hanged and the birds were going to feast on his flesh.

And it all happened exactly like the interpreter said.

Isn’t that hilarious?!

You can use that one at your next social gathering or whatever. Trust me, it’s going to KILL! You’re welcome.

But On A More Seriouser Note

Finally, in the third chapter of Joseph’s story, we see his pain. We see his frustration and confusion at the injustice of all he has been through.

He asks these two men to remember him when they leave the prison. To Joseph, this is the best chance he has had at freedom. It’s a desperate plea for help. Will the cupbearer do it? Will he remember Joseph?

No, he won’t.

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