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And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

40:20 lifted up the head. Evidently the butler (or “cupbearer”) had been found innocent of the suspected crime against Pharaoh, so Pharaoh “lifted up his head” in the sense of restoring him to his previous high position in the court. The chief baker had been found guilty, so his head was “lifted up” on a gallows.

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