Genesis 40:3

Overview - Genesis 40
The chief butler and baker of Pharaoh being imprisoned, Joseph is charged with them.
He interprets their dreams.
20 They are accomplished according to his interpretation.
23 The ingratitude of the butler, in forgetting Joseph.
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Genesis 40:3  (King James Version)
And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

the place
Genesis 39:20 Genesis 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, (ver
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.