'Prisoners' in the Bible
And Joseph's master took him and put him in the prison, a place where the state prisoners were confined; so he was there in the prison.
And the warden of the prison committed to Joseph's care all the prisoners who were in the prison; and whatsoever was done there, he was in charge of it.
Now hear me therefore, and set the prisoners free again whom you have taken captive of your kinsmen, for the fierce wrath of the Lord is upon you.
There the [captive] prisoners rest together; they hear not the taskmaster's voice.
God places the solitary in families and gives the desolate a home in which to dwell; He leads the prisoners out to prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
For the Lord hears the poor and needy and despises not His prisoners (His miserable and wounded ones).
Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets free the prisoners,
Without Me they shall bow down among the prisoners, and they shall fall [overwhelmed] under the heaps of the slain [on the battlefield]. For all this, [God's] anger is not turned away, but His hand is still stretched out [in judgment].
Who made the world like a wilderness and overthrew its cities, who would not permit his prisoners to return home?
And they will be gathered together as prisoners are gathered in a pit or dungeon; they will be shut up in prison, and after many days they will be visited, inspected, and punished or pardoned.
To open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness from the prison.
And the captain of the guard took [as prisoners] Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest and the three keepers of the door.
To trample and crush underfoot all the prisoners of the earth,
They all come for violence; their faces turn eagerly forward, and they gather prisoners together like sand.
Return to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], you prisoners of hope; even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you.
But having ordered [the prisoners] to go aside out of the council [chamber], they conferred (debated) among themselves,
Then the military leader went with the attendants and brought [the prisoners], but without violence, for they dreaded the people lest they be stoned by them.
But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the [other] prisoners were listening to them,
When the jailer, startled out of his sleep, saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was on the point of killing himself, because he supposed that the prisoners had escaped.
The police reported this message to the magistrates, and they were frightened when they heard that the prisoners were Roman citizens;
Now when it was determined that we [including Luke] should sail for Italy, they turned Paul and some other prisoners over to a centurion of the imperial regiment named Julius.
It was the counsel of the soldiers to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim to land and escape;