Genesis 42:17
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New International Version
And he put them all in custody 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

By the life of Pharaoh - חי פרעה chey Pharaoh, Pharaoh liveth. As if he had said, As surely as the king of Egypt lives, so surely shall ye not go hence unless your brother come hither. Here therefore is no oath; it is just what they themselves make it in their report to their father, Genesis 43:3 : the man did solemnly protest unto us; and our translators should not have put it in the form of an oath, especially as the original not only will bear another version, but is absolutely repugnant to this in our sense of the word.

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put. Heb. gathered.

Isaiah 24:22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison...

Acts 5:18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.


Genesis 40:4,7 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward...

Genesis 41:10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker:

Leviticus 24:12 And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be showed them.

Psalm 119:65 You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word.

Acts 4:3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold to the next day: for it was now eventide.

Hebrews 12:10 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

Corn in Egypt
Now, there are very few minds that can make parables. The fact is, I do not know of but one good allegory in the English language, and that is, the "Pilgrim's Progress in Parables, pictures, and analogies are not so easy as some think; most men can understand them, but few can create them. Happy for us who are ministers of Christ, we have no great trouble about this matter; we have not to make parables; they are made for us. I believe that Old Testament history has for one of its designs the furnishing
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
They shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 I proceed now to the second part of the text. A promise annexed. They shall be filled'. A Christian fighting with sin is not like one that beats the air' (1 Corinthians 9:26), and his hungering after righteousness is not like one that sucks in only air, Blessed are they that hunger, for they shall be filled.' Those that hunger after righteousness shall be filled. God never bids us seek him in vain' (Isaiah 45:19). Here is an honeycomb dropping into the mouths of
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
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 40:7
So he asked Pharaoh's officials who were in custody with him in his master's house, "Why do you look so sad today?"

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