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Bible Concordances

Torrey's Topical Textbook

Prisons

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  • Antiquity of
    Genesis 39:20

  • KINDS OF, MENTIONED
    • State
      Jeremiah 37:21; Genesis 39:20
    • Common
      Acts 5:18

  • Dungeons attached to
    Jeremiah 38:6; Zechariah 9:11

  • Were under the care of a keeper
    Genesis 39:21

  • USED FOR CONFINING
    • Persons accused of crimes
      Luke 23:19
    • Persons accused of heresy
      Acts 4:3; 5:18; 8:3
    • Suspected persons
      Genesis 42:19
    • Condemned persons till executed
      Leviticus 24:12; Acts 12:4,5
    • Enemies taken captive
      Judges 16:21; 2 Kings 17:4; Jeremiah 52:11
    • Debtors till they paid
      Matthew 5:26; 18:30
    • Persons under the king's displeasure
      1 Kings 22:27; 2 Chronicles 16:10; Mark 6:17

  • Confinement in, often awarded as a punishment
    Ezra 7:26

  • Confinement in, considered a severe punishment
    Luke 22:33

  • PLACES USED AS
    • Court of the king's house
      Jeremiah 32:2
    • House of the king's scribe
      Jeremiah 37:15
    • House of the captain of the guard
      Genesis 40:3
    • Prisoner's own house, where he was kept bound to a soldier
      Acts 28:16,30; 2 Timothy 1:16-18

  • The king had power to commit to
    1 Kings 22:27

  • Magistrates had power to commit to
    Matthew 5:25

  • PERSONS CONFINED IN
    • Said to be in ward
      Leviticus 24:12
    • Said to be in hold
      Acts 4:3
    • Often placed in dungeons
      Jeremiah 39:6; Acts 16:24
    • Often bound with fetters
      Genesis 42:19; Ezekiel 19:9; Mark 6:17
    • Often chained to two soldiers
      Acts 12:6
    • Often fastened in stocks
      Jeremiah 29:26; Acts 16:24
    • Often kept to hard labour
      Judges 16:21
    • Often subjected to extreme suffering
      Psalm 79:11; 102:20; 105:18
    • Fed on bread and water
      1 Kings 22:27
    • Clothed in prison dress
      2 Kings 25:29
    • Sometimes allowed to be visited by their friends
      Matthew 11:2; 25:36; Acts 24:23
    • Might have their condition ameliorated by the king
      Jeremiah 37:20,21
    • Often executed in
      Genesis 40:22; Matthew 14:10

  • The king had power to release from
    Genesis 40:21

  • Magistrates had power to release from
    Acts 16:35,36

  • KEEPERS OF
    • Strictly guarded the doors
      Acts 12:6
    • Responsible for the prisoners
      Acts 16:23,27
    • Put to death if prisoners escaped
      Acts 12:19
    • Often used severity
      Jeremiah 37:16,20; Acts 16:24
    • Sometimes acted kindly
      Genesis 39:21; Acts 16:33,34
    • Sometimes entrusted the care of the prison to Well-conducted prisoners
      Genesis 39:22,23

  • ILLUSTRATIVE OF
    • Deep afflictions
      Psalm 142:7
    • Hell
      Revelation 20:7
    • Bondage to sin and Satan
      Isaiah 42:7; 49:9; 61:1

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, Reuben Archer. Entry for 'Prisons'. Torrey's Topical Textbook. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/eng/ttt/p/prisons.html. 1897.

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