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{Genesis 40:3} And he put 5414 z8799 them in ward 4929 in the house 1004 of the captain 8269 of the guard, 2876 into x413 the prison, 1004 5470 the place 4725 where x834 x8033 Joseph 3130 [was] bound. 631 z8803
the place:
"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." {Gen 39:20} + "The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing [that was] under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and [that] which he did, the LORD made [it] to prosper." {Gen 39:23}
where Joseph was bound:
Or, "where Joseph was confined," for he doubtless had his personal liberty. This place, we learn from the preceding chapter ("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." {Gen 39:20}), 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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