Genesis 39:20
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Joseph's master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined. But while Joseph was there in the prison,

King James Bible
And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph's lord took him and put him into the tower-house, [the] place where the king's prisoners were confined; and he was there in the tower-house.

World English Bible
Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound, and he was there in custody.

Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph's lord taketh him, and putteth him unto the round-house, a place where the king's prisoners are bound; and he is there in the round-house.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Put him into the prison - בית סהר beith sohar, literally the round house; in such a form the prison was probably built.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

into the prison. {Baith hassohar,} the round house, from the form of the building according to some; or, the watch or guard house, from the Arabic {sahara} to watch, according to others.

Genesis 40:15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon...

Genesis 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment...

Psalm 105:18,19 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron...

Isaiah 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living...

Daniel 3:21,22 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments...

2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even to bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

1 Peter 2:19 For this is thank worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

the king's.

Genesis 40:1-3,15 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt...

Genesis 41:9-14 Then spoke the chief butler to Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day...

Psalm 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you: the remainder of wrath shall you restrain.

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Goodness in a Dungeon
'And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. But the Lord was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord was
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Seventh Sunday after Trinity Exhortation to Resist Sin.
Text: Romans 6, 19-23. 19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness unto sanctification. 20 For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free in regard of righteousness. 21 What fruit then had ye at that time in the things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22 But now being made free from
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

Genesis
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Hebrews 11:36
Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.

Genesis 40:3
and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined.

Genesis 41:10
Pharaoh was once angry with his servants, and he imprisoned me and the chief baker in the house of the captain of the guard.

Psalm 105:18
They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons,

Jeremiah 37:15
They were angry with Jeremiah and had him beaten and imprisoned in the house of Jonathan the secretary, which they had made into a prison.

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