Prisoners

Definitions of prisoner

Noun

1

a person legally held in prison as a punishment for crimes they have committed or while awaiting trial.

A third of all inmates are remand prisoners who are awaiting trial or sentencing.

Synonyms:

convict detainee inmate jailbird con lifer yardbird

Examples of prisoner

Everybody knew about Hitler's order that no commandos should be taken prisoner .

Synonyms of prisoner

Noun

convict captive

Genesis 37:24

and they took him and threw him into the pit. Now the pit was empty, without any water in it.

Jeremiah 52:11

Then he blinded the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon and put him in prison until the day of his death.

Genesis 39:19

Now when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, "This is what your slave did to me," his anger burned.

Genesis 40:3

So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, in the jail, the same place where Joseph was imprisoned.

Genesis 41:14

Then Pharaoh sent and called for Joseph, and they hurriedly brought him out of the dungeon; and when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came to Pharaoh.

Genesis 42:16

"Send one of you that he may get your brother, while you remain confined, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. But if not, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies."

Judges 16:21

Then the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze chains, and he was a grinder in the prison.

2 Kings 17:4

But the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea, who had sent messengers to So king of Egypt and had offered no tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year; so the king of Assyria shut him up and bound him in prison.

2 Kings 25:18

Then the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest, with the three officers of the temple.

2 Chronicles 28:5

Wherefore, the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Aram; and they defeated him and carried away from him a great number of captives and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who inflicted him with heavy casualties.

2 Chronicles 33:11

Therefore the LORD brought the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria against them, and they captured Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze chains and took him to Babylon.

Isaiah 14:17

Who made the world like a wilderness And overthrew its cities, Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?'

Isaiah 20:4

so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old, naked and barefoot with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

Habakkuk 1:9

"All of them come for violence. Their horde of faces moves forward. They collect captives like sand.

Ezra 7:26

"Whoever will not observe the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be executed upon him strictly, whether for death or for banishment or for confiscation of goods or for imprisonment."

Matthew 27:16

At that time they were holding a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.

Mark 15:6-7

Now at the feast he used to release for them any one prisoner whom they requested. The man named Barabbas had been imprisoned with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the insurrection.

Luke 23:19

(He was one who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection made in the city, and for murder.)

Exodus 12:29

Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.

Isaiah 42:22-24

But this is a people plundered and despoiled; All of them are trapped in caves, Or are hidden away in prisons; They have become a prey with none to deliver them, And a spoil, with none to say, "Give them back!" Who among you will give ear to this? Who will give heed and listen hereafter? Who gave Jacob up for spoil, and Israel to plunderers? Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned, And in whose ways they were not willing to walk, And whose law they did not obey?

1 Kings 22:27

and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'"

2 Chronicles 18:26

and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'"

2 Chronicles 16:10

Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in prison, for he was enraged at him for this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.

Jeremiah 32:2

Now at that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the guard, which was in the house of the king of Judah,

Jeremiah 33:1

Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the second time, while he was still confined in the court of the guard, saying,

Jeremiah 37:15

Then the officials were angry at Jeremiah and beat him, and they put him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, which they had made into the prison.

Jeremiah 38:6

Then they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchijah the king's son, which was in the court of the guardhouse; and they let Jeremiah down with ropes Now in the cistern there was no water but only mud, and Jeremiah sank into the mud.

Jeremiah 39:15

Now the word of the LORD had come to Jeremiah while he was confined in the court of the guardhouse, saying,

Matthew 4:12

Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee;

Mark 1:14

Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God,

Matthew 11:2

Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples

Matthew 14:3

For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.

Mark 6:17

For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.

Matthew 14:10

He sent and had John beheaded in the prison.

Mark 6:27

Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded him to bring back his head. And he went and had him beheaded in the prison,

Luke 3:20

Herod also added this to them all: he locked John up in prison.

Acts 5:18

They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail.

Acts 12:5

So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.

Acts 8:3

But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.

Acts 9:21

All those hearing him continued to be amazed, and were saying, "Is this not he who in Jerusalem destroyed those who called on this name, and who had come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?"

Acts 22:4

"I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,

Acts 26:10

"And this is just what I did in Jerusalem; not only did I lock up many of the saints in prisons, having received authority from the chief priests, but also when they were being put to death I cast my vote against them.

Hebrews 10:34

For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one.

Acts 12:4

When he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out before the people.

Acts 22:27

The commander came and said to him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" And he said, "Yes."

Acts 23:29

and I found him to be accused over questions about their Law, but under no accusation deserving death or imprisonment.

Acts 28:17

After three days Paul called together those who were the leading men of the Jews, and when they came together, he began saying to them, "Brethren, though I had done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.

2 Corinthians 6:5

in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger,

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they servants of Christ?--I speak as if insane--I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--

Ephesians 4:1

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,

Acts 16:23-24

When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely; and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

Colossians 4:10

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you his greetings; and also Barnabas's cousin Mark (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, welcome him);

Hebrews 11:36

and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment.

Galatians 3:22-23

But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.

Psalm 142:7

"Bring my soul out of prison, So that I may give thanks to Your name; The righteous will surround me, For You will deal bountifully with me."

Isaiah 24:22

They will be gathered together Like prisoners in the dungeon, And will be confined in prison; And after many days they will be punished.

Isaiah 42:6-7

"I am the LORD, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the nations, To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.

Ezekiel 19:9

'They put him in a cage with hooks And brought him to the king of Babylon; They brought him in hunting nets So that his voice would be heard no more On the mountains of Israel.

Zechariah 9:11-12

As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant with you, I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.

Matthew 18:30

"But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed.

Psalm 79:11

Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; According to the greatness of Your power preserve those who are doomed to die.

Genesis 39:21

But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.

Psalm 68:6

God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Psalm 69:33

For the LORD hears the needy And does not despise His who are prisoners.

Psalm 102:20

To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To set free those who were doomed to death,

Psalm 107:10

There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, Prisoners in misery and chains,

Psalm 146:7

Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry The LORD sets the prisoners free.

Isaiah 49:8-9

Thus says the LORD, "In a favorable time I have answered You, And in a day of salvation I have helped You; And I will keep You and give You for a covenant of the people, To restore the land, to make them inherit the desolate heritages; Saying to those who are bound, 'Go forth,' To those who are in darkness, 'Show yourselves ' Along the roads they will feed, And their pasture will be on all bare heights.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;

Lamentations 3:31-36

For the Lord will not reject forever, For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion According to His abundant lovingkindness. For He does not afflict willingly Or grieve the sons of men.read more.

Hebrews 13:3

Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.

Matthew 25:36

naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.'

From Thematic Bible

Prisoners » Of war » Put to death

Prisoners » Jesus

Prisoners » Scourged

Prisoners » Paul

Prisoners » Released at feasts

Prisoners » John the baptist

Prisoners » Of war » Consolations for

Prisoners » Permitted to make defense

Prisoners » In stocks

Prisoners » Joseph

Prisoners » Kindness to » By julius, the centurion

Prisoners » Cruelty to

Prisoners » Jeremiah

Prisoners » Visited by friends

Prisoners » Figurative

Prisoners » Severe hardships of, mitigated

Prisoners » Kindness to » By the prison guard to jeremiah

Prisoners » To be visited and ministered to

Prisoners » Guards responsible for

Prisoners » Silas

Prisoners » Of war » By divine command

Prisoners » Apostles

Prisoners » Peter

Prisoners » Confined » In the house of the scribe

Prisoners » Sustained on bread and water of affliction

Prisoners » Bound to soldiers

Prisoners » Kindness to » By the philippian jailer to paul

Prisoners » Kindness to » By felix

Prisoners » Confined » In the court of the palace

Prisoners » Of war » Thumbs and toes cut off

Prisoners » Of war » Blinded

Prisoners » Tortured to extort self-incriminating testimony

Prisoners » Required to labor

Prisoners » Confined » In the house of the captain of the guard

Prisoners » In chains

Prisoners » Of war » Put to death

1 Samuel 15:33

But Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women." And Samuel hewed Agag to pieces before the LORD at Gilgal.

2 Samuel 12:31

He also brought out the people who were in it, and set them under saws, sharp iron instruments, and iron axes, and made them pass through the brickkiln. And thus he did to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

Amos 1:13

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of the sons of Ammon and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead In order to enlarge their borders.

2 Kings 25:7

They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, then put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon.

1 Chronicles 20:3

He brought out the people who were in it, and cut them with saws and with sharp instruments and with axes. And thus David did to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

More verses: Joshua 10:16-27 Hosea 13:16 1 Samuel 27:11 Lamentations 3:34

Prisoners » Jesus

Matthew 26:47-75

While He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came up accompanied by a large crowd with swords and clubs, who came from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him." Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed Him. read more.

Mark 14:43-72

Immediately while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, came up accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs, who were from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. Now he who was betraying Him had given them a signal, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him and lead Him away under guard." After coming, Judas immediately went to Him, saying, "Rabbi!" and kissed Him. read more.

Luke 22:47-71

While He was still speaking, behold, a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was preceding them; and he approached Jesus to kiss Him. But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?" When those who were around Him saw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord, shall we strike with the sword?" read more.

John 18:3-40

Judas then, having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, "Whom do you seek?" They answered Him, "Jesus the Nazarene." He said to them, "I am He." And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them. read more.

Prisoners » Scourged

2 Corinthians 6:5

in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger,

Acts 16:23

When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely;

Acts 16:33

And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household.

Mark 15:15

Wishing to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.

Matthew 27:26

Then he released Barabbas for them; but after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.

More verses: 2 Corinthians 11:23-24

Prisoners » Paul

Acts 16:19-40

But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market place before the authorities, and when they had brought them to the chief magistrates, they said, "These men are throwing our city into confusion, being Jews, and are proclaiming customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being Romans." read more.

Acts 21:27-40

When the seven days were almost over, the Jews from Asia, upon seeing him in the temple, began to stir up all the crowd and laid hands on him, crying out, "Men of Israel, come to our aid! This is the man who preaches to all men everywhere against our people and the Law and this place; and besides he has even brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place." For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with him, and they supposed that Paul had brought him into the temple. read more.

Prisoners » Released at feasts

Mark 15:6

Now at the feast he used to release for them any one prisoner whom they requested.

Luke 23:17

[Now he was obliged to release to them at the feast one prisoner.]

John 18:39

"But you have a custom that I release someone for you at the Passover; do you wish then that I release for you the King of the Jews?"

Matthew 27:15-17

Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the people any one prisoner whom they wanted. At that time they were holding a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas. So when the people gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release for you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?"

Prisoners » John the baptist

Matthew 11:2

Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples

Mark 6:17

For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.

Matthew 14:3-12

For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. For John had been saying to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her." Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet. read more.

Luke 3:20

Herod also added this to them all: he locked John up in prison.

Prisoners » Of war » Consolations for

Psalm 69:33

For the LORD hears the needy And does not despise His who are prisoners.

Psalm 146:7

Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry The LORD sets the prisoners free.

Psalm 79:11

Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; According to the greatness of Your power preserve those who are doomed to die.

Psalm 102:19-20

For He looked down from His holy height; From heaven the LORD gazed upon the earth, To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To set free those who were doomed to death,

Prisoners » Permitted to make defense

Acts 26:1

Agrippa said to Paul, "You are permitted to speak for yourself." Then Paul stretched out his hand and proceeded to make his defense:

2 Timothy 4:16

At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them.

Acts 25:16

"I answered them that it is not the custom of the Romans to hand over any man before the accused meets his accusers face to face and has an opportunity to make his defense against the charges.

Acts 24:10

When the governor had nodded for him to speak, Paul responded: "Knowing that for many years you have been a judge to this nation, I cheerfully make my defense,

Acts 25:8

while Paul said in his own defense, "I have committed no offense either against the Law of the Jews or against the temple or against Caesar."

Prisoners » In stocks

Proverbs 7:22

Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,

Jeremiah 29:26

"The LORD has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to be the overseer in the house of the LORD over every madman who prophesies, to put him in the stocks and in the iron collar,

Acts 16:24

and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

Prisoners » Joseph

Genesis 39:20-23

So Joseph's master took him and put him into the jail, the place where the king's prisoners were confined; and he was there in the jail. But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer. The chief jailer committed to Joseph's charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was responsible for it. read more.

Genesis 41:1-44

Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile. And lo, from the Nile there came up seven cows, sleek and fat; and they grazed in the marsh grass. Then behold, seven other cows came up after them from the Nile, ugly and gaunt, and they stood by the other cows on the bank of the Nile. read more.

Prisoners » Kindness to » By julius, the centurion

Acts 27:1

When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, they proceeded to deliver Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan cohort named Julius.

Acts 28:16

When we entered Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.

Acts 27:3

The next day we put in at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul with consideration and allowed him to go to his friends and receive care.

Acts 28:30-31

And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.

Prisoners » Cruelty to

Jeremiah 38:6

Then they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchijah the king's son, which was in the court of the guardhouse; and they let Jeremiah down with ropes Now in the cistern there was no water but only mud, and Jeremiah sank into the mud.

Lamentations 3:53-54

They have silenced me in the pit And have placed a stone on me. Waters flowed over my head; I said, "I am cut off!"

Prisoners » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 39:14

they even sent and took Jeremiah out of the court of the guardhouse and entrusted him to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to take him home. So he stayed among the people.

Jeremiah 38:6-28

Then they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchijah the king's son, which was in the court of the guardhouse; and they let Jeremiah down with ropes Now in the cistern there was no water but only mud, and Jeremiah sank into the mud. But Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch, while he was in the king's palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern Now the king was sitting in the Gate of Benjamin; and Ebed-melech went out from the king's palace and spoke to the king, saying, read more.

Prisoners » Visited by friends

Acts 24:23

Then he gave orders to the centurion for him to be kept in custody and yet have some freedom, and not to prevent any of his friends from ministering to him.

Matthew 11:2

Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples

Prisoners » Figurative

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;

Luke 4:18

"THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED,

Prisoners » Severe hardships of, mitigated

Jeremiah 37:20-21

"But now, please listen, O my lord the king; please let my petition come before you and do not make me return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, that I may not die there." Then King Zedekiah gave commandment, and they committed Jeremiah to the court of the guardhouse and gave him a loaf of bread daily from the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the court of the guardhouse.

Prisoners » Kindness to » By the prison guard to jeremiah

Jeremiah 38:7-28

But Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch, while he was in the king's palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern Now the king was sitting in the Gate of Benjamin; and Ebed-melech went out from the king's palace and spoke to the king, saying, "My lord the king, these men have acted wickedly in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet whom they have cast into the cistern; and he will die right where he is because of the famine, for there is no more bread in the city." read more.

Prisoners » To be visited and ministered to

Matthew 25:35-46

'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' "Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? read more.

Prisoners » Guards responsible for

Acts 12:18-19

Now when day came, there was no small disturbance among the soldiers as to what could have become of Peter. When Herod had searched for him and had not found him, he examined the guards and ordered that they be led away to execution Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and was spending time there.

Prisoners » Silas

Acts 16:19-40

But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market place before the authorities, and when they had brought them to the chief magistrates, they said, "These men are throwing our city into confusion, being Jews, and are proclaiming customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being Romans." read more.

Prisoners » Of war » By divine command

Numbers 31:9

The sons of Israel captured the women of Midian and their little ones; and all their cattle and all their flocks and all their goods they plundered.

Numbers 31:17

"Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately.

Prisoners » Apostles

Acts 5:17-42

But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates (that is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy. They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said, read more.

Prisoners » Peter

Acts 12:3-19

When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also Now it was during the days of Unleavened Bread. When he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out before the people. So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God. read more.

Prisoners » Confined » In the house of the scribe

Jeremiah 37:15

Then the officials were angry at Jeremiah and beat him, and they put him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, which they had made into the prison.

Prisoners » Sustained on bread and water of affliction

1 Kings 22:27

and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'"

Prisoners » Bound to soldiers

Acts 12:6-7

On the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison. And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter's side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly " And his chains fell off his hands.

Prisoners » Kindness to » By the philippian jailer to paul

Acts 16:33

And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household.

Prisoners » Kindness to » By felix

Acts 24:23

Then he gave orders to the centurion for him to be kept in custody and yet have some freedom, and not to prevent any of his friends from ministering to him.

Prisoners » Confined » In the court of the palace

Jeremiah 32:2

Now at that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the guard, which was in the house of the king of Judah,

Prisoners » Of war » Thumbs and toes cut off

Judges 1:6-7

But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued him and caught him and cut off his thumbs and big toes. Adoni-bezek said, "Seventy kings with their thumbs and their big toes cut off used to gather up scraps under my table; as I have done, so God has repaid me." So they brought him to Jerusalem and he died there.

Prisoners » Of war » Blinded

2 Kings 25:7

They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, then put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon.

Prisoners » Tortured to extort self-incriminating testimony

Acts 22:24

the commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, stating that he should be examined by scourging so that he might find out the reason why they were shouting against him that way.

Prisoners » Required to labor

Judges 16:21

Then the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze chains, and he was a grinder in the prison.

Prisoners » Confined » In the house of the captain of the guard

Genesis 40:3

So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, in the jail, the same place where Joseph was imprisoned.

Prisoners » In chains

Acts 12:6

On the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison.