Because he can interpret dreams, Joseph is released from prison. How was it known that Joseph had this skill? In jail, he meets two depressed prisoners and asks them what’s wrong: Joseph asked Pharaoh’s courtiers who were with him under guard in his lord’s house, saying, “Why are your faces downcast today?” And they said to him, “We dreamed a dream…On account of this question they learned of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams. In other words, it was Joseph’s heartfelt inquiry into another’s welfare that put in motion his own release from prison.