Genesis 40:4
New International Version
The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them. After they had been in custody for some time,

New Living Translation
They remained in prison for quite some time, and the captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, who looked after them.

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.

Berean Study Bible
The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he became their personal attendant. After they had been in custody for some time,

New American Standard Bible
The captain of the bodyguard put Joseph in charge of them, and he took care of them; and they were in confinement for some time.

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

Christian Standard Bible
The captain of the guards assigned Joseph to them as their personal attendant, and they were in custody for some time.

Contemporary English Version
They spent a long time in prison, and the official in charge of the palace guard, made Joseph their servant.

Good News Translation
They spent a long time in prison, and the captain assigned Joseph as their servant.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The captain of the guard assigned Joseph to them, and he became their personal attendant. And they were in custody for some time.

International Standard Version
The captain of the guard entrusted them to Joseph's custody, who took care of them, since they were to remain there in custody for a number of days.

NET Bible
The captain of the guard appointed Joseph to be their attendant, and he served them. They spent some time in custody.

New Heart English Bible
The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he took care of them. They stayed in prison many days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he took care of them. After they had been confined for some time,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph to be with them, and he ministered unto them; and they continued a season in ward.

New American Standard 1977
And the captain of the bodyguard put Joseph in charge of them, and he took care of them; and they were in confinement for some time.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them; and they continued for days in prison.

King James 2000 Bible
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued awhile in custody.

American King James Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the chief keeper of the prison committed them to Joseph, and he stood by them; and they were some days in the prison.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And the captain of the life-guard appointed Joseph to them, that he should attend on them. And they were [several] days 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.

World English Bible
The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he took care of them. They stayed in prison many days.

Young's Literal Translation
and the chief of the executioners chargeth Joseph with them, and he serveth them; and they are days in charge.
Study Bible
The Cupbearer and the 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, 5both of these men—the Egyptian king’s cupbearer and baker, who were being held in the prison—had a dream on the same night, and each dream had its own meaning.…
Cross References
Genesis 37:36
Meanwhile, the Midianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and captain of the guard.

Genesis 39:22
who put all those held in the prison under Joseph's authority, so that he was responsible for all that was done there.

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

Genesis 40:5
both of these men--the Egyptian king's cupbearer and baker, who were being held in the prison--had a dream on the same night, and each dream had its own meaning.

Genesis 42:17
So Joseph imprisoned them for three days,

Treasury of Scripture

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

the captain.

Genesis 37:36
And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto 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, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither…

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

a season.

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

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







Lexicon
The captain
שַׂ֣ר (śar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

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

assigned
וַ֠יִּפְקֹד (way·yip̄·qōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

them
אִתָּ֖ם (’it·tām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

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

and he became their personal attendant.
וַיְשָׁ֣רֶת (way·šā·reṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8334: To attend as a, menial, worshipper, to contribute to

After they had been
וַיִּהְי֥וּ (way·yih·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

in custody
בְּמִשְׁמָֽר׃ (bə·miš·mār)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4929: Place of confinement, jail, prison, guard, watch, observance

for some time,
יָמִ֖ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
Verse 4. - And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them (literally, set Joseph with them, i.e. as a companion or servant; to wait upon them, since they were high officers of State, not to keep watch over them as criminals), and he served them (i.e. acted as their attendant): and they continued a season in ward (literally, and they were days, i.e. an indefinite period, in prison). 40:1-19 It was not so much the prison that made the butler and baker sad, as their dreams. God has more ways than one to sadden the spirits. Joseph had compassion towards them. Let us be concerned for the sadness of our brethren's countenances. It is often a relief to those that are in trouble to be noticed. Also learn to look into the causes of our own sorrow. Is there a good reason? Is there not comfort sufficient to balance it, whatever it is? Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Joseph was careful to ascribe the glory to God. The chief butler's dream foretold his advancement. The chief baker's dream his death. It was not Joseph's fault that he brought the baker no better tidings. And thus ministers are but interpreters; they cannot make the thing otherwise than it is: if they deal faithfully, and their message prove unpleasing, it is not their fault. Joseph does not reflect upon his brethren that sold him; nor does he reflect on the wrong done him by his mistress and his master, but mildly states his own innocence. When we are called on to clear ourselves, we should carefully avoid, as much as may be, speaking ill of others. Let us be content to prove ourselves innocent, and not upbraid others with their guilt.
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