Unintentional misrepresentation

Has someone misrepresented you? If so, it may not have been intentional, although sometimes it is.

The chief butler of Pharaoh had a dream, and Joseph revealed the meaning of the dream, but later when the chief butler explained it to Pharaoh the butler said that Joseph was the one who fulfilled the dreams,

“When Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put me in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, both me and the chief baker, we each had a dream in one night, he and I. Each of us dreamed according to the interpretation of his own dream. Now there was a young Hebrew man with us there, a servant of the captain of the guard. And we told him, and he interpreted our dreams for us; to each man he interpreted according to his own dream. And it came to pass, just as he interpreted for us, so it happened. He restored me to my office, and he hanged him” (Genesis 41:10–13).

Later Joseph would say that the interpretation of dreams belonged to God.

However, the chief butler saw something in Joseph that could help Pharaoh, and Joseph used the opportunity to do that very thing, which later enabled him to help his family, as we shall see in our continued reading.

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