Genesis 40:4
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English Standard Version
The captain of the guard appointed Joseph to be with them, and he attended them. They continued for some time in custody.

King James Bible
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.

American Standard Version
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he ministered unto them: and they continued a season in ward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the keeper of the prison delivered them to Joseph, and he served them. Some little time passed, and they were kept in custody.

English Revised Version
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he ministered unto them: and they continued a season in ward.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them; and they continued a season in custody.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In the prison itself Jehovah was with Joseph, procuring him favour in the eyes of the governor of the prison, so that he entrusted all the prisoners to his care, leaving everything that they had to do, to be done through him, and not troubling himself about anything that was in his hand, i.e., was committed to him, because Jehovah made all that he did to prosper. "The keeper" was the governor of the prison, or superintendent of the gaolers, and was under Potiphar, the captain of the trabantes and chief of the executioners (Genesis 37:36).

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the captain.

Genesis 37:36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.

Genesis 39:1,21-23 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian...

Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

a season. {Yamim,} literally days; how long is uncertain, though the word may signify, as many suppose, a complete year (see

Genesis 4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering to the LORD.

;

Genesis 24:55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

); and as Pharaoh called them to an account on his birthday, (ver.

Genesis 24:20 And she hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

,) Calmet supposes they had offended on the preceding birthday, and thus had been one whole year in prison.

Cross References
Genesis 37:36
Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard.

Genesis 39:22
And the keeper of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever was done there, he was the one who did it.

Genesis 40:3
and he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison where Joseph was confined.

Genesis 40:5
And one night they both dreamed--the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison--each his own dream, and each dream with its own interpretation.

Genesis 42:17
And he put them all together in custody for three days.

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