Genesis 40:7
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English Standard Version
So he asked Pharaoh’s officers who were with him in custody in his master’s house, “Why are your faces downcast 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?

American Standard Version
And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in ward in his master's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sad to-day?

Douay-Rheims Bible
He asked them, saying: Why is your oountenance sadder to day than usual?

English Revised Version
And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in ward in his master's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?

Webster's Bible Translation
And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Why look ye so sad to-day?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The head cup-bearer and head baker had committed crimes against the king of Egypt, and were imprisoned in "the prison of the house of the captain of the trabantes, the prison where Joseph himself was confined;" the state-prison, according to Eastern custom, forming part of the same building as the dwelling-house of the chief of the executioners. From a regard to the exalted position of these two prisoners, Potiphar ordered Joseph to wait upon them, not to keep watch over them; for את פּקד does not mean to appoint as guard, but to place by the side of a person.

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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.

Cross References
Genesis 40:6
When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw that they were troubled.

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

Nehemiah 2:2
And the king said to me, "Why is your face sad, seeing you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of the heart." Then I was very much afraid.

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