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Genesis 40:4

    Genesis 40:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the captain put them in Joseph's care, and he did what was needed for them; and they were kept in prison for some time.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Genesis 40:4

    Charged - Burdened; weighed down.
    Ward - Prison; custody.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 40:4

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 40:4

    40:4 The captain of the guard, which was Potiphar, charged Joseph with them - Which intimates that he began now to be reconciled to him.