New International Version
And he put them all in custody for three days.
King James Bible
And he put them all together into ward three days.
Darby Bible Translation
And he put them in custody three days.
World English Bible
He put them all together into custody for three days.
Young's Literal Translation
and he removeth them unto charge three days.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By the life of Pharaoh - חי פרעה chey Pharaoh, Pharaoh liveth. As if he had said, As surely as the king of Egypt lives, so surely shall ye not go hence unless your brother come hither. Here therefore is no oath; it is just what they themselves make it in their report to their father, Genesis 43:3 : the man did solemnly protest unto us; and our translators should not have put it in the form of an oath, especially as the original not only will bear another version, but is absolutely repugnant to this in our sense of the word.
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put. Heb. gathered.
LibraryCorn in Egypt
Now, there are very few minds that can make parables. The fact is, I do not know of but one good allegory in the English language, and that is, the "Pilgrim's Progress in Parables, pictures, and analogies are not so easy as some think; most men can understand them, but few can create them. Happy for us who are ministers of Christ, we have no great trouble about this matter; we have not to make parables; they are made for us. I believe that Old Testament history has for one of its designs the furnishing …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them. After they had been in custody for some time,
So he asked Pharaoh's officials who were in custody with him in his master's house, "Why do you look so sad today?"
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