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

New Living Translation
But the LORD was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love. And the LORD made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden.

English Standard Version
But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Berean Study Bible
the LORD was with him and extended kindness to him, granting him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.

King James Bible
But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

New King James Version
But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

New American Standard Bible
But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the warden of the prison.

NASB 1995
But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.

NASB 1977
But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.

Amplified Bible
But the LORD was with Joseph and extended lovingkindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the warden.

Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him. He granted him favor with the prison warden.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him. He granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.

American Standard Version
But Jehovah was with Joseph, and showed kindness unto him, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH was with Yoseph and cast favor over him, and he gave him affection in the eyes of the Chief of the prison.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord was with Joseph, and poured down mercy upon him; and he gave him favour in the sight of the chief keeper of the prison.

Contemporary English Version
the LORD helped him and was good to him. He even made the jailer like Joseph so much that

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Lord was with Joseph and having mercy upon him gave him favour in the sight of the chief keeper of the prison:

English Revised Version
But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed kindness unto him, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Good News Translation
But the LORD was with Joseph and blessed him, so that the jailer was pleased with him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the LORD was with him. The LORD reached out to him with his unchanging love and gave him protection. The LORD also put Joseph on good terms with the warden.

International Standard Version
But the LORD was with Joseph. He extended gracious love to him, causing the prison warden to be pleased with Joseph.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed kindness unto him, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH is with Joseph, and stretches out kindness to him, and puts his grace in the eyes of the chief of the round-house;

NET Bible
But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him kindness. He granted him favor in the sight of the prison warden.

New Heart English Bible
But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him kindness and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

World English Bible
But Yahweh was with Joseph, and showed kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is with Joseph, and stretcheth out kindness unto him, and putteth his grace in the eyes of the chief of the round-house;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph Falsely Imprisoned
20So Joseph’s master took him and had him thrown into the prison where the king’s prisoners were confined. While Joseph was there in the prison, 21the LORD was with him and extended kindness to him, granting him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. 22And the warden put all the prisoners under Joseph’s care, so that he was responsible for all that was done in the prison.…

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

Acts 7:10
and rescued him from all his troubles. He granted Joseph favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler over Egypt and all his household.

Genesis 39:2
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, serving in the household of his Egyptian master.

Exodus 3:21
And I will grant this people such favor in the sight of the Egyptians that when you leave, you will not go away empty-handed.

Exodus 11:3
And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, Moses himself was highly regarded in Egypt by Pharaoh's officials and by the people.

Exodus 12:36
And the LORD gave the people such favor in the sight of the Egyptians that they granted their request. In this way they plundered the Egyptians.

Psalm 105:19
until his prediction came true and the word of the LORD proved him right.

Daniel 1:9
Now God had granted Daniel favor and compassion from the chief official,


Treasury of Scripture

But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

the Lord.

Genesis 39:2
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

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 49:23,24
The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: …

shewed him mercy.

Genesis 40:3
And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

Exodus 3:21
And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:

Exodus 11:3
And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.









Verse 21. - But (even if Joseph was harshly treated in the tower of Heliopolis) the Lord - Jehovah (vide on ver. 5) - was with Joseph (vide ver. 2), and showed him mercy (literally, extended kindness unto him), and gave him favor in the eyes of the keeper (or captain) of the prison (or round house).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
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

[him]
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 extended
וַיֵּ֥ט (way·yêṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

kindness
חָ֑סֶד (ḥā·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

to him.
אֵלָ֖יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

He granted
וַיִּתֵּ֣ן (way·yit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

him favor
חִנּ֔וֹ (ḥin·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2580: Graciousness, subjective, objective

in the eyes
בְּעֵינֵ֖י (bə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

of the prison
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

warden,
שַׂ֥ר (śar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince


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