Genesis 40:7
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New International Version
So he asked Pharaoh's officials who were in custody with him in his master's house, "Why do you look so sad today?"

King James Bible
And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?

Darby Bible Translation
And he asked Pharaoh's chamberlains that were with him in custody in his lord's house, saying, Why are your faces [so] sad to-day?

World English Bible
He asked Pharaoh's officers who were with him in custody in his master's house, saying, "Why do you look so sad today?"

Young's Literal Translation
and he asketh Pharaoh's eunuchs who are with him in charge in the house of his lord, saying, 'Wherefore are your faces sad to-day?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They were sad - They concluded that their dreams portended something of great importance, but they could not tell what.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Wherefore.

Judges 18:24 And he said, You have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and you are gone away: and what have I more?...

1 Samuel 1:8 Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weep you? and why eat you not? and why is your heart grieved?...

2 Samuel 13:4 And he said to him, Why are you, being the king's son, lean from day to day? will you not tell me? And Amnon said to him, I love Tamar...

Nehemiah 2:2 Why the king said to me, Why is your countenance sad, seeing you are not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart...

Luke 24:17 And he said to them, What manner of communications are these that you have one to another, as you walk, and are sad?

look ye so sadly to-day. Heb. are your faces evil.

Library
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 40:6
When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected.

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

Nehemiah 2:2
so the king asked me, "Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart." I was very much afraid,

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