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

New Living Translation
and he put them in the prison where Joseph was, in the palace of the captain of the guard.

English Standard Version
and he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison where Joseph was confined.

Berean Study Bible
and imprisoned them in the house of the captain of the guard, the same prison where Joseph was confined.

King James Bible
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 King James Version
So he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison, the place where Joseph was confined.

New American Standard Bible
So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, in the prison, the same place where Joseph was imprisoned.

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.

NASB 1977
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.

Amplified Bible
He put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined.

Christian Standard Bible
and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guards in the prison where Joseph was confined.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard in the prison where Joseph was confined.

American Standard Version
And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he cast them into the prison in the house of the Chief of the Guard, in the place where Yoseph was bound.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he put them in ward, into the prison, into the place whereinto Joseph had been led.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sent them to the prison of the commander of the soldiers, in which Joseph also was prisoner,

English Revised Version
And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

Good News Translation
and put them in prison in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same place where Joseph was being kept.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He put them in the prison of the captain of the guard, the same place where Joseph was a prisoner.

International Standard Version
that he locked them up in the prison dungeon operated by the captain of the guard, the very place where Joseph was imprisoned.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

Literal Standard Version
and puts them in confinement in the house of the chief of the executioners, into the round-house, the place where Joseph [is] a prisoner,

NET Bible
so he imprisoned them in the house of the captain of the guard in the same facility where Joseph was confined.

New Heart English Bible
So he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison, the place where Joseph was confined.

World English Bible
He put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

Young's Literal Translation
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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Cupbearer and the Baker
2Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, 3and imprisoned them in the house of the captain of the guard, the same prison where Joseph was confined. 4The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he became their personal attendant. After they had been in custody for some time,…

Cross References
Genesis 39:1
Meanwhile, Joseph had been taken down to Egypt, where an Egyptian named Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.

Genesis 39:20
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,

Genesis 39:22
And the warden put all the prisoners under Joseph's care, so that he was responsible for all that was done in the prison.

Genesis 40:4
The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he became their personal attendant. After they had been in custody for some time,

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.


Treasury of Scripture

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

the place.

Genesis 39:20,23
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…

where Joseph was bound.

Genesis 40:20
And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.









(3, 4) In the house of the captain of the guard.--That is, of Potiphar. As he is said to have charged Joseph with the care of these two high officials, he must, ere this, have become aware of his innocence. But as the wife in ancient times in Egypt was endowed with all the husband's property, and was a formidable person, as we learn from many of the records now being translated and published, Potiphar may not have wished to offend her.

He served them.--Used only of light service. (See Note on Genesis 39:4.)

Verse 3. - And he put them in ward (or in custody) in the house of the captain of the guard, - i.e. Potiphar (vide Genesis 37:36) - into the prison, - literally, house of enclosure (vide Genesis 39:20) - the place where Joseph was bound. The word אָסור, from אָסַר, to make fast by binding, seems to corroborate the Psalmist's assertion (Psalm 105:18) that Joseph had been laid in iron and his feet hurt with fetters; but this could only have been temporarily (vide vers. 4, 6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and imprisoned them
וַיִּתֵּ֨ן (way·yit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

in the house
בֵּ֛ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of the captain
שַׂ֥ר (śar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

of the guard,
הַטַבָּחִ֖ים‪‬ (ha·ṭab·bā·ḥîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2876: A butcher, a lifeguardsman, a cook

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

where
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

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

was confined.
אָס֥וּר (’ā·sūr)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle


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