Genesis 39:2
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New International Version
The LORD was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.

New Living Translation
The LORD was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master.

English Standard Version
The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.

King James Bible
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, serving in the household of his Egyptian master.

International Standard Version
But the LORD was with Joseph. He became a very prosperous man while in the house of his Egyptian master,

NET Bible
The LORD was with Joseph. He was successful and lived in the household of his Egyptian master.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. He worked in the house of his Egyptian master.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prospered man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

American King James Version
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord was with him, and he was a prosperous man in all things: and he dwelt in his master's house,

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

English Revised Version
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man: and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

World English Bible
Yahweh was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man. He was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is with Joseph, and he is a prosperous man, and he is in the house of his lord the Egyptian,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

39:1-6 Our enemies may strip us of outward distinctions and ornaments; but wisdom and grace cannot be taken from us. They may separate us from friends, relatives, and country; but they cannot take from us the presence of the Lord. They may shut us from outward blessings, rob us of liberty, and confine us in dungeons; but they cannot shut us out from communion with God, from the throne of grace, or take from us the blessings of salvation. Joseph was blessed, wonderfully blessed, even in the house where he was a slave. God's presence with us, makes all we do prosperous. Good men are the blessings of the place where they live; good servants may be so, though mean and lightly esteemed. The prosperity of the wicked is, one way or other, for the sake of the godly. Here was a wicked family blessed for the sake of one good servant in it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - And the Lord - Jehovah, as usual, because the entire chapter is the work of the Jehovist (Tuch, Colenso), with the exception of a few alterations by the redactor (Davidson), or because, though the work of the Elohist, it has been modified by the Jehovistic editor (Bleek, Vaihinger); but more likely because the advancement of Joseph in Egypt was a special fruit of the theocratic promise which belonged to the patriarchal family (Hengstenberg, Quarry) - was with Joseph (cf. ver. 21; 21:20; 26:24; 28:15), and he was a prosperous man (literally, a man prospering); and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian - i.e. as a domestic servant.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the Lord was with Joseph,.... Blessing him with his gracious presence, with discoveries of his love, and communion with himself, though destitute of the means of grace and ordinances of worship he enjoyed in his father's house; favouring him with bodily health, and protecting him from all evils and enemies:

and he was a prosperous man; in worldly things, and which was owing to the presence of God with him, and his blessing on him:

and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian; he continued there, and did not attempt to make his escape; or his employment lay chiefly, if not altogether, in the house, and herein he was prosperous, and continued to be so as long as he was in it; the Jews (n) say, he remained here twelve months. Near the pyramids built in the neighbourhood of Memphis, as is affirmed unanimously by the ancients, to this day is shown a hill, on which they say the house of Potiphar was built, whose servant the patriarch Joseph was, and some of the rubbish of the bricks are yet to be seen (o).

(n) Seder Olam Rabba, c. 2. p. 5. (o) Jablonski de Terra Goshen, Dissert. 6. sect. 6.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. he was in the house of his master—Those slaves who had been war captives were generally sent to labor in the field and subjected to hard treatment under the "stick" of taskmasters. But those who were bought with money were employed in domestic purposes, were kindly treated, and enjoyed as much liberty as the same class does in modern Egypt.

Genesis 39:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife
1Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there. 2The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. 3Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD caused all that he did to prosper in his hand.…
Cross References
Acts 7:9
"Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him

Genesis 21:20
God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer.

Genesis 39:3
When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did,

Genesis 39:21
the LORD was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.

Genesis 39:23
The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph's care, because the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.

Joshua 6:27
So the LORD was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout the land.

1 Samuel 3:19
The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of Samuel's words fall to the ground.

1 Samuel 18:14
In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him.

2 Kings 18:7
And the LORD was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.

Psalm 1:3
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-- whatever they do prospers.
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

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