'Jail' in the Bible
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.
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.
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.
Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.
Asa was so angry at the prophet, he put him in jail. Asa also oppressed some of the people at that time.
The officials were angry at Jeremiah and beat him and placed him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, for it had been made into a prison.
And they laid hands on them and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening.
So they arrested the apostles and put them in the city jail.
But an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail during the night, brought them out, and said,
In obedience to this, they entered the temple complex at daybreak and began to teach.The Apostles on Trial Again When the high priest and those who were with him arrived, they convened the Sanhedrin—the full Senate of the sons of Israel—and sent orders to the jail to have them brought.
But when the temple police got there, they did not find them in the jail, so they returned and reported,
“We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing in front of the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside!”
Someone came and reported to them, “Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple complex and teaching the people.”
He had him arrested and lodged in jail, handing him over to the care of sixteen soldiers; and intended after the Passover to bring him out again to the people.
After they had inflicted many blows on them, they threw them in jail, ordering the jailer to keep them securely guarded.
Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the jail were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains came loose.
Starting up from sleep and seeing the doors of the jail wide open, the jailer drew his sword and was on the point of killing himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
But Paul said to them, “They beat us in public without a trial, although we are Roman citizens, and threw us in jail. And now are they going to smuggle us out secretly? Certainly not! On the contrary, let them come themselves and escort us out!”
After leaving the jail, they came to Lydia’s house where they saw and encouraged the brothers, and departed.