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

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

Darby Bible Translation
and he put them in custody into the house of the captain of the life-guard, into the tower-house, into the place where Joseph was imprisoned.

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.

Young's Literal Translation
and giveth them in charge in the house of the chief of the executioners, unto the round-house, the place where Joseph is a prisoner,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

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.

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the place.

Genesis 39:20,23 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound...

where Joseph was bound. Or, where Joseph was confined, for he doubtless had his personal liberty. This place, we learn from the preceding chapter, (ver.

Genesis 40:20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast to all his servants...

,) was the king's prison. All the officers in the employment of the ancient kings of Egypt, according to Diodorus Siculus, were 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 were of the most noble families, it is natural to expect they would be put, when accused, into the state prison.

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The Political Constitution of Egypt
The king, the queen, and the royal princes--Administration under the Pharaohs--Feudalism and the Egyptian priesthood, the military--The citizens and country people. Between the Fayum and the apex of the Delta, the Lybian range expands and forms a vast and slightly undulating table-land, which runs parallel to the Nile for nearly thirty leagues. The Great Sphinx Harmakhis has mounted guard over its northern extremity ever since the time of the Followers of Horus. Illustration: Drawn by Boudier,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 2

An American Reformer
An Upright, honest-hearted farmer, who had been led to doubt the divine authority of the Scriptures, yet who sincerely desired to know the truth, was the man specially chosen of God to lead out in the proclamation of Christ's second coming. Like many other reformers, William Miller had in early life battled with poverty and had thus learned the great lessons of energy and self-denial. The members of the family from which he sprang were characterized by an independent, liberty-loving spirit, by capability
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Genesis 39:1
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.

Genesis 39:20
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,

Genesis 39:22
So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there.

Genesis 40:4
The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them. After they had been in custody for some time,

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.

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