was as a reward for ascribing greatness and credit to Him
unto whom it belongeth that Joseph later attained to his
lofty position.[148]

The chief butler proceeded to tell his dream: "In my
dream, behold, a vine was before me; and in the vine were
three branches; and it was as though it budded, and its blossoms
shot forth, and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe
grapes; and Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; and I took the
grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave
the cup into Pharaoh's hand." The chief butler was not
aware that his dream contained a prophecy regarding the
future of Israel, but Joseph discerned the recondite
and he interpreted the dream thus: The three

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