Genesis 42:17
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New American Standard Bible
So he put them all together in prison 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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The Upbringing of Jewish Children
The tenderness of the bond which united Jewish parents to their children appears even in the multiplicity and pictorialness of the expressions by which the various stages of child-life are designated in the Hebrew. Besides such general words as "ben" and "bath"--"son" and "daughter"--we find no fewer than nine different terms, each depicting a fresh stage of life. The first of these simply designates the babe as the newly--"born"--the "jeled," or, in the feminine, "jaldah"--as in Exodus 2:3, 6, 8.
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Sign Seekers, and the Enthusiast Reproved.
(Galilee on the Same Day as the Last Section.) ^A Matt. XII. 38-45; ^C Luke XI. 24-36. ^c 29 And when the multitudes were gathering together unto him, ^a 38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee. [Having been severely rebuked by Jesus, it is likely that the scribes and Pharisees asked for a sign that they might appear to the multitude more fair-minded and open to conviction than Jesus had represented them to be. Jesus had just wrought
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Genesis 40:4
The captain of the bodyguard put Joseph in charge of them, and he took care of them; and they were in confinement for some time.

Genesis 40:7
He asked Pharaoh's officials who were with him in confinement in his master's house, "Why are your faces so sad today?"

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