Genesis 40:4
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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,

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

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.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They continued a season - ימים yamim, literally days; how long we cannot tell. But many suppose the word signifies a complete year; and as Pharaoh called them to an account on his birthday, Genesis 40:20, Calmet supposes they had offended on the preceding birthday, and thus had been one whole year in prison.

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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.

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The Political Constitution of Egypt
The king, the queen, and the royal princes--Administration under the Pharaohs--Feudalism and the Egyptian priesthood, the military--The citizens and country people. Between the Fayum and the apex of the Delta, the Lybian range expands and forms a vast and slightly undulating table-land, which runs parallel to the Nile for nearly thirty leagues. The Great Sphinx Harmakhis has mounted guard over its northern extremity ever since the time of the Followers of Horus. Illustration: Drawn by Boudier,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 2

An American Reformer
An Upright, honest-hearted farmer, who had been led to doubt the divine authority of the Scriptures, yet who sincerely desired to know the truth, was the man specially chosen of God to lead out in the proclamation of Christ's second coming. Like many other reformers, William Miller had in early life battled with poverty and had thus learned the great lessons of energy and self-denial. The members of the family from which he sprang were characterized by an independent, liberty-loving spirit, by capability
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Genesis 37:36
Meanwhile, the Midianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain of the guard.

Genesis 39:22
So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there.

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

Genesis 40:5
each of the two men--the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were being held in prison--had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.

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

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