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Genesis 40:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph [was] bound.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, in the jail, the [same] place where Joseph was imprisoned.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph [was] bound.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and he put them in custody into the house of the captain of the life-guard, into the tower-house, into the place where Joseph was imprisoned.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— so he delivered them up into the ward of the house of the chief of the royal executioners, into the prison,—the place where, Joseph, was imprisoned.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and giveth them in charge in the house of the chief of the executioners, unto the round-house, the place where Joseph [is] a prisoner,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He sent them to the prison of the commander of the soldiers, in which Joseph also was prisoner.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he put them in ward in the house of the captaine of the guard, into the prison, the place where Ioseph was bound.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he put them in ward, into the prison, into the place whereinto Joseph had been led.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Yosef [was] bound.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he put 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
them in ward 4929
{4929} Prime
מִשְׁמָר
mishmar
{mish-mawr'}
From H8104; a guard (the man, the post, or the prison); figuratively a deposit; also (as observed) a usage (abstractly), or an example (concretely).
in the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of the 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).
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.
the prison, 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
5470
{5470} Prime
סֹהַר
cohar
{so'-har}
From the same as H5469; a dungeon (as surrounded by walls).
the place 4725
{4725} Prime
מָקוֹם
maqowm
{maw-kome'}
From H6965; properly a standing, that is, a spot; but used widely of a locality (generally or specifically); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind).
where x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
x8033
(8033) Complement
שָׁם
sham
{shawm}
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
Ysf יוֹסֵף 3130
{3130} Prime
יוֹסֵף
Yowceph
{yo-safe'}
Future of H3254; let him add (or perhaps simply active participle adding); Joseph, the name of seven Israelites.
[was] bound. 631
{0631} Prime
אָסַר
'acar
{aw-sar'}
A primitive root; to yoke or hitch; by analogy to fasten in any sense, to join battle.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 40:3

_ _ Pharaoh put them in ward, etc. — Whatever was their crime, they were committed, until their case could be investigated, to the custody of the captain of the guard, that is, Potiphar, in an outer part of whose house the royal prison was situated.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 40:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 40:3

And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where (a) Joseph [was] bound.

(a) God works in many wonderful ways to deliver his own.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the place:

Genesis 39:20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners [were] bound: and he was there in the prison.
Genesis 39:23 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.

where Joseph was bound:
Or, "where Joseph was confined," for he doubtless had his personal liberty. This place, we learn from the preceding chapter (
Genesis 39:20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners [were] bound: and he was there in the prison.
), was the king's prison. All the officers in the employment of the ancient kings of Egypt, according to Diodorus Siculus, were taken from the most illustrious families of the priesthood in the country; no slave or common person being ever permitted to serve in the presence of the king. As these persons were of the most noble families, it is natural to expect they would be put, when accused, into the state prison.
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