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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the LORD was with Ioseph, and hee was a prosperous man, and hee was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord was with Joseph, and he did well; and he was living in the house of his master the Egyptian.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

And Jehovah is with Joseph, and he is a prosperous man, and he is in the house of his lord the Egyptian,
- Youngs Literal Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 39:2


39:2 Those that can separate us from all our friends, cannot deprive us of the gracious presence of our God. When Joseph had none of his relations with him, he had his God with him, even in the house of the Egyptian: Joseph was banished from his father's house, but the Lord was with him. It is God's presence with us that makes all we do prosperous. Those that would prosper, must therefore make God their friend; and those that do prosper, must therefore give God the praise.


Discussion for Genesis 39

  • BSP
    Verse 3: Potiphar could see that Jehovah God was with Joseph. Others should clearly be able to see the godly qualities of a God fearing man or woman.
  • BSP
    Verses 9 and 10 show how virtuous Joseph was. He not only kept from doing wrong, but he refused to allow himself to be in a compromising situation.
  • Esther
    Galatian 5:22-23 Fruit of Spirit - Love, Joy, Peace, Control, Gentleness and Faith
    Joseph lived a Spirit filled life, in his life we can see the fruit of the Spirit. He did not fall for worldly life style. He loved God, had the joy of the Lord, had Peace with God, had self control. Gen39:6 he was good person, above all he had relationship with God
  • Marion
    We must stay faithful to the Almighty God no matter what we are going through because He will bring us through successfully.
  • BSP
    Potiphar's wife lied on Joseph and he was unjustly imprisoned as a result of this. In this unjust world we will face injustices, but God will be sure to correct matters in His own way and in His own time.
  • Osama Ibn Mohammed
    Peace be upon you,

    Here we also see that this was a test for Joseph and the children of Israel.

    May our Lord increase our Knowledge.

    Peace.

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