Genesis 39:2
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.

Berean Study Bible
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, serving in the household of his Egyptian master.

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.

New King James Version
The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

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

NASB 1995
The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.

NASB 1977
And the LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.

Amplified Bible
The LORD was with Joseph, and he [even though a slave] became a successful and prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.

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

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

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH was with Yoseph and he was a prosperous man in the house of his lord the Egyptian.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house with his lord 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,

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.

Good News Translation
The LORD was with Joseph and made him successful. He lived in the house 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.

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH is with Joseph, and he is a prosperous man, and he is in the house of his lord the Egyptian,

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

New Heart English Bible
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man. And he was in the household 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife
1Meanwhile, Joseph had been taken down to Egypt, where an Egyptian named Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there. 2And the LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, serving in the household of his Egyptian master. 3When his master saw that the LORD was with him and made him prosper in all he did,…

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
And God was with the boy, and he grew up and settled in the wilderness and became a great archer.

Genesis 39:3
When his master saw that the LORD was with him and made him prosper in all he did,

Genesis 39:21
the LORD was with him and extended kindness to him, granting him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.

Genesis 39:23
The warden did not concern himself with 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
And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and He let none of Samuel's words fall to the ground.

1 Samuel 18:14
and he continued to prosper in all his ways, because the LORD was with him.

2 Kings 18:7
And the LORD was with Hezekiah, and he prospered wherever he went. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and refused to serve him.

Psalm 1:3
He is like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, and who prospers in all he does.


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.

the Lord.

Genesis 39:21,22
But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison…

Genesis 21:22
And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

Genesis 26:24,28
And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake…

house.

1 Corinthians 7:20-24
Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called…

1 Timothy 6:1
Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

Titus 2:9,10
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; …









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

was
וַיְהִ֤י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

with
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

Joseph,
יוֹסֵ֔ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

and he became
וַיְהִ֖י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a successful
מַצְלִ֑יחַ (maṣ·lî·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6743: To push forward

man,
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

serving
וַיְהִ֕י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

in the household
בְּבֵ֥ית (bə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of his Egyptian
הַמִּצְרִֽי׃ (ham·miṣ·rî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4713: Egyptian -- inhabitant of Egypt

master.
אֲדֹנָ֖יו (’ă·ḏō·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller


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