Genesis 39:2

2 The LORD was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.

Genesis 39:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
ESV
2 The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master.
NLT
2 The LORD was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master.
MSG
2 As it turned out, God was with Joseph and things went very well with him. He ended up living in the home of his Egyptian master.
CSB
2 The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, serving in the household of his Egyptian master.

Genesis 39:2 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 39:2

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 F14 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 F15.


FOOTNOTES:

F14 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 2. p. 5.
F15 Jablonski de Terra Goshen, Dissert. 6. sect. 6.

Genesis 39:2 In-Context

1 Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.
2 The LORD was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.
3 When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did,
4 Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.
5 From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the LORD blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the LORD was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 21:20,22; Joshua 1:5; Joshua 6:27; Judges 1:19; 1 Samuel 18:14; Acts 7:9