Genesis 39:4
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English Standard Version
So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had.

King James Bible
And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

American Standard Version
And Joseph found favor in his sight, and he ministered unto him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Joseph found favour in the sight of his master, and ministered to him: and being set over all by him, he governed the house committed to him, and all things that were delivered to him:

English Revised Version
And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he ministered unto him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

Genesis 39:4 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Thamar brought forth twins; and a circumstance occurred at the birth, which does occasionally happen when the children lie in an abnormal position, and always impedes the delivery, and which was regarded in this instance as so significant that the names of the children were founded upon the fact. At the birth ויּתּן־יד "there was a hand," i.e., a hand came out (יתּן as in Job 37:10; Proverbs 13:10), round which the midwife tied a scarlet thread, to mark this as the first-born.

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Joseph.

Genesis 39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Genesis 18:3 And said, My LORD, if now I have found favor in your sight, pass not away, I pray you, from your servant:

Genesis 19:19 Behold now, your servant has found grace in your sight, and you have magnified your mercy, which you have showed to me in saving my life...

Genesis 32:5 And I have oxen, and donkeys, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord...

Genesis 33:8,10 And he said, What mean you by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord...

1 Samuel 16:22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray you, stand before me; for he has found favor in my sight.

Nehemiah 2:4,5 Then the king said to me, For what do you make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven...

Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

overseer.

Genesis 39:22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatever they did there...

Genesis 15:2 And Abram said, LORD God, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

Genesis 24:2 And Abraham said to his oldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh:

Genesis 41:40,41 You shall be over my house, and according to your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you...

Proverbs 14:35 The king's favor is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causes shame.

Proverbs 17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brothers.

Proverbs 22:29 See you a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Proverbs 27:18 Whoever keeps the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waits on his master shall be honored.

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers...

Cross References
Genesis 18:3
and said, "O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant.

Genesis 19:19
Behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have shown me great kindness in saving my life. But I cannot escape to the hills, lest the disaster overtake me and I die.

Genesis 24:2
And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, "Put your hand under my thigh,

Genesis 39:8
But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, because of me my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my charge.

Genesis 39:22
And the keeper of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever was done there, he was the one who did it.

1 Kings 16:9
But his servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him. When he was at Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah,

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