39:2 And the b LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous
man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
(b) The favour of God is the fountain of all prosperity.
39:4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and
he made him c overseer over his house, and all [that] he
had he put into his hand.
(c) Because God prospered him: and so he made religion
serve his profit.
39:5 And it came to pass from the time [that] he had made him
overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the
LORD d blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake;
and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in
the house, and in the field.
(d) The wicked are blessed by the company of the godly.
39:6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; e and he
knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And
Joseph was [a] goodly [person], and well favoured.
(e) For he was sure that everything would prosper:
therefore he ate and drank and did not worry.
39:7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's
wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, f Lie with
(f) In this word he declares the purpose she was working
39:9 [There is] none greater in this house than I; neither hath
he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou [art]
his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin
against g God?
(g) The fear of God preserved him against her continual
39:14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto
them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to
mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I h
cried with a loud voice:
(h) This declares that in which lack of restraint exists
and to this is joined extreme impudency and deceit.
39:20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the i
prison, a place where the king's prisoners [were] bound:
and he was there in the prison.
(i) His bad treatment in the prison may be gathered from
39:22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand
all the prisoners that [were] in the prison; and k
whatsoever they did there, he was the doer [of it].
(k) That is, nothing was done without his commandment.