Genesis 39:21

“But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the LORD was with Ioseph, and shewed him mercie, and gaue him fauour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jehovah was with Joseph, and showed kindness unto him, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the Lord was with Joseph, and was good to him, and made the keeper of the prison his friend.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah was with Joseph, and extended mercy to him, and gave him favour in the eyes of the chief of the tower-house.
- Darby Bible

But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
- Webster's Bible

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

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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed kindness unto him, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 39:21


39:21 But the Lord was with Joseph and shewed him mercy. God despiseth not his prisoners, #Psa 69:33|. No gates nor bars can shut out his gracious presence from his people. God gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison - God can raise up friends for his people even where they little expect them. The keeper saw that God was with him, and that every thing prospered under his hand, and therefore intrusted him with the management of the affairs of the prison.


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