New Living Translation
So Joseph put them all 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 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
They remained in prison for quite some time, and the captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, who looked after them.
"Why do you look so worried today?" he asked them.
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