|Jozef Schenker, Joseph in Prison|
Brilliant. God gives Joseph the interpretation of two dreams, which prepares the way for Joseph to be used by God to interpret the Pharaoh’s two dreams, leading to the subsequent fulfillment of Joseph’s two dreams.
The Cupbearer and the Baker
1 Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt. 2 Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, 3 and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined. 4 The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them.
God is beginning to prepare the way for Joseph’s rise in Egypt.
NIV Joseph presents himself as God’s agent through whom God will make known the revelation contained in their dreams. He is the prototype of Israel, God’s prophetic people through whom God’s revelation comes to the nations.