Genesis 39:20
New International Version
Joseph's master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined. But while Joseph was there in the prison,

New Living Translation
So he took Joseph and threw him into the prison where the king’s prisoners were held, and there he remained.

English Standard Version
And Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison.

Berean Study Bible
So Joseph’s master took him and had him thrown into the prison where the king’s prisoners were confined. While Joseph was there in the prison,

New American Standard Bible
So Joseph's master took him and put him into the jail, the place where the king's prisoners were confined; and he was there in the jail.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
and had him thrown into prison, where the king's prisoners were confined. So Joseph was there in prison.

Contemporary English Version
and threw Joseph in the same prison where the king's prisoners were kept. While Joseph was in prison,

Good News Translation
and had Joseph arrested and put in the prison where the king's prisoners were kept, and there he stayed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and had him thrown into prison, where the king's prisoners were confined. So Joseph was there in prison.

International Standard Version
arrested Joseph, and locked him up in the same prison where the king's prisoners were confined. So Joseph remained there in prison.

NET Bible
Joseph's master took him and threw him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined. So he was there in the prison.

New Heart English Bible
Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound, and he was there in custody.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Joseph's master arrested him and put him in the same prison where the king's prisoners were kept. While Joseph was in prison,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound; and he was there in the prison.

New American Standard 1977
So Joseph’s master took him and put him into the jail, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined; and he was there in the jail.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his master took Joseph, and cast him into the prison, into the place where the king's prisoners are kept, there in the prison.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And cast Joseph into the prison, where the king's prisoners were kept, and he was there shut up.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph's lord took him and put him into the tower-house, [the] place where the king's prisoners were confined; and he was there in the tower-house.

English Revised Version
And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound, and he was there in custody.

Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph's lord taketh him, and putteth him unto the round-house, a place where the king's prisoners are bound; and he is there in the round-house.
Study Bible
Joseph Falsely Imprisoned
19When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, “This is what your slave did to me,” he burned with anger. 20So Joseph’s master took him and had him thrown into the prison where the king’s prisoners were confined. While Joseph was there in the prison, 21the LORD was with him and extended kindness to him. He granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden,…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:36
Still others endured mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.

Genesis 40:3
and imprisoned them in the house of the captain of the guard, the same prison where Joseph was confined.

Genesis 41:10
Pharaoh was once angry with his servants, and he put me and the chief baker in the custody of the captain of the guard.

Psalm 105:18
They bruised his feet with shackles and placed his neck in irons,

Jeremiah 37:15
The officials were angry with Jeremiah, and they beat him and placed him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, for it had been made into a prison.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

into the prison.

Genesis 40:15
For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

Genesis 41:14
Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

Psalm 105:18,19
Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron: …

the king's.

Genesis 40:1-3,15
And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt…

Genesis 41:9-14
Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: …

Psalm 76:10
Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.







Lexicon
So Joseph’s
יוֹסֵ֜ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

master
אֲדֹנֵ֨י (’ă·ḏō·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

took
וַיִּקַּח֩ (way·yiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

him
אֹת֗וֹ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

and had him thrown
וַֽיִּתְּנֵ֙הוּ֙ (way·yit·tə·nê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

into
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the prison
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

where
מְק֕וֹם (mə·qō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

the king’s
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

prisoners
אֲסוּרִ֑ים (’ă·sū·rîm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle

were confined.
אֲסִירֵ֥י (’ă·sî·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle

While [Joseph] was
וַֽיְהִי־ (way·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

there
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

in the prison,
בְּבֵ֥ית (bə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house
Verse 20. - And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, - literally house of enclosure; sohar, from sahar, to encircle, meaning probably a turreted, arched, or rounded building for the confinement of prisoners - a place where the king's prisoners (i.e. State offenders) were bound: and he was there in the prison. This, which some regard as having been a mild punishment (Delitzsch, Keil), since, according to Diodorus Siculus, the laws of the Egyptians were specially severe in their penalties for offences against women, is represented by a Hebrew psalmist (Psalm 105:18) as having been accompanied with bodily tortures, at least for a time; for his speedy elevation to a place of trust within the prison almost gives countenance to the idea (Kurtz, Lange, etc.) that Potiphar did not believe his wife's story, and only incarcerated Joseph for the sake of appearances. That Joseph was not immediately punished with death is not improbable (Bohlen), but exceedingly natural, since Joseph was Potiphar's favorite (Havernick). 39:19-23 Joseph's master believed the accusation. Potiphar, it is likely, chose that prison, because it was the worst; but God designed to open the way to Joseph's honour. Joseph was owned and righted by his God. He was away from all his friends and relations; he had none to help or comfort him; but the Lord was with Joseph, and showed him mercy. Those that have a good conscience in a prison, have a good God there. God gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison; he trusted him to manage the affairs of the prison. A good man will do good wherever he is, and will be a blessing even in bonds and banishment. Let us not forget, through Joseph, to look unto Jesus, who suffered being tempted, yet without sin; who was slandered, and persecuted, and imprisoned, but without cause; who by the cross ascended to the throne. May we be enabled to follow the same path in submitting and in suffering, to the same place of glory.
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