Transquotation: Genesis 40: 9-13; 15; 20

20 Jan

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:


So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph and said to him, “In my dream there was a vine before me, and on the vine there were three branches. As soon as it budded, its blossoms shot forth, 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.” Then Joseph said to him, “This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days. In three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office, and you shall place Pharaoh’s cup in his hand as formerly, when you were his cupbearer. (Genesis 40:9-13)

On the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, he made a feast for all his servants and lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants. (Genesis 40:20)

For I was indeed stolen out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also I have done nothing that they should put me into the pit.” (Genesis 40:15)


On the third day, Jesus arose from the grave, bringing those who were formerly captives out from the pit.

Explanation of the transquote:

Let’s look at this in another way:

On the third day after a prisoner was told he would be “lifted up,” a king has “birthday,” and look at that, the prisoner was also suddenly set free and lifted up…

This isn’t exactly a perfect transquote by any means, there are several differences. Such as, for example, the cup-bearer was lifted up from physical-prison to stand by a physical-king, while we’re lifted up from a Spiritual prison and, after we die, will stand/sit by a Heavenly king… And there’s the small matter of their being a difference between being born and being raised from the dead. But, aside from that, I think the general idea is still fairly clear:

We were prisoners in the pit; prisoners of Satan. But then, a king was “born out of the ground,” and led us captives in His wake.

New Testament confirmation:


7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it[a] says:


   “When he ascended on high, 
   he took many captives 
   and gave gifts to his people.”[b(Ephesians 4:7-8)

Context confirmation:

He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand. (Genesis 40:21)

And likewise we’ll stand by the king when we die. Only, our king is the king of kings and Lord of Lords.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland


Tags: , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: