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Genesis 40:3

    Genesis 40:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he put them in prison under the care of the captain of the army, in the same prison where Joseph himself was shut up.

    Webster's Revision

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

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Genesis 40:3

    Bound - Landmark.
    Ward - Prison; custody.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 40:3

    Where Joseph was bound - The place in which Joseph was now confined; this is what is implied in being bound; for, without doubt, he had his personal liberty. As the butler and. the baker were state criminals they were put in the same prison with Joseph, which we learn from the preceding chapter, Genesis 39:20, was the king's prison. All the officers in the employment of the ancient kings of Egypt were, according to Diodorus Siculus, taken from the most illustrious families of the priesthood in the country; no slave or common person being ever permitted to serve in the presence of the king. As these persons, therefore, were of the most noble families, it is natural to expect they would be put, when accused, into the state prison.