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Genesis 37:36 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, [and] captain of the guard.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Meanwhile, the Midianites sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, Pharaoh’s officer, the captain of the bodyguard.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, [and] captain of the guard.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the Midianites sold him into Egypt, to Potiphar, a chamberlain of Pharaoh, the captain of the life-guard.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, the Midianites, sold him into Egypt,—to Potiphar, courtier of Pharaoh, chief of the royal executioners.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the Medanites have sold him unto Egypt, to Potiphar, a eunuch of Pharaoh, head of the executioners.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The Madianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Putiphar, an eunuch of Pharao, captain of the soldiers.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the Medanites sold him into Egypt vnto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaohs, [and] captaine of the guard.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the Midianites{gr.Madianites} sold Joseph into Mizraim{gr.Egypt}; to Petephres, the eunuch of Pharaoh{gr.Pharao}, captain of the guard.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the Midyanim sold him into Mitzrayim unto Potifar, an officer of Paroh's, [and] captain of the guard.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the Miynm מִדיָנִים 4092
{4092} Prime
מְדָנִי
M@daniy
{med-aw-nee'}
A variation of H4084.
sold 4376
{4376} Prime
מָכַר
makar
{maw-kar'}
A primitive root; to sell, literally (as merchandise, a daughter in marriage, into slavery), or figuratively (to surrender).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
him into x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
Mixrayim מִצרַיִם 4714
{4714} Prime
מִצְרַיִם
Mitsrayim
{mits-rah'-yim}
Dual of H4693; Mitsrajim, that is, Upper and Lower Egypt.
unto P+far פּוֹטִיפַר, 6318
{6318} Prime
פּוֹטִיפַר
Powtiyphar
{po-tee-far'}
Of Egyptian derivation; Potiphar, an Egyptian.
an officer 5631
{5631} Prime
סָּרִיס
cariyc
{saw-reece'}
From an unused root meaning to castrate; a eunuch; by implication valet (especially of the female apartments), and thus a minister of state.
of Par`'s פַּרעֹה, 6547
{6547} Prime
פַּרְעֹה
Par`oh
{par-o'}
Of Egyptian derivation; Paroh, a generic title of Egyptian kings.
[and] captain 8269
{8269} Prime
שַׂר
sar
{sar}
From H8323; a head person (of any rank or class).
of the guard. 2876
{2876} Prime
טַבָּח
tabbach
{tab-bawkh'}
From H2873; properly a butcher; hence a lifeguardsman (because acting as executioner); also a cook (as usually slaughtering the animal for food).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 37:31-36.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 37:36

And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an (l) officer of Pharaoh's, [and] captain of the guard.

(l) Or "eunuch", which does not always signify a man that is gelded, but also someone that is in some high position.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the Midianites:

Genesis 37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty [pieces] of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
Genesis 25:1-2 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name [was] Keturah. ... And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
Genesis 39:1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.

officer:
Heb. eunuch, But the word signifies not only eunuchs, but also chamberlains, courtiers, and officers.
Esther 1:10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,
Isaiah 56:3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I [am] a dry tree.

captain:
Or, chief marshal, Heb. chief of the slaughtermen, or executioners,
Genesis 39:1-23 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither. ... The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing [that was] under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and [that] which he did, the LORD made [it] to prosper.
Genesis 40:4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.
2 Kings 25:8 And in the fifth month, on the seventh [day] of the month, which [is] the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:
*marg.
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