Genesis 39:6
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English Standard Version
So he left all that he had in Joseph’s charge, and because of him he had no concern about anything but the food he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.

King James Bible
And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.

American Standard Version
And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not aught that was with him, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was comely, and well-favored.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither knew he any other thing, but the bread which he ate. And Joseph was of a beautiful countenance, and comely to behold.

English Revised Version
And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not aught that was with him, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was comely, and well favoured.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not aught he had, save the bread which he ate; and Joseph was a goodly person, and well favored.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And it came to pass, when it (the child) drew back its hand (כּמשׁיב for משׁיב כּהיות as in Genesis 40:10), behold its brother came out. Then she (the midwife) said, What a breach hast thou made for thy part? Upon thee the breach;" i.e., thou bearest the blame of the breach. פּרץ signifies not rupturam perinoei, but breaking through by pressing forward. From that he received the name of Perez (breach, breaker through). Then the other one with the scarlet thread came into the world, and was named Zerah (זרח exit, rising), because he sought to appear first, whereas in fact Perez was the first-born, and is even placed before Zerah in the lists in Genesis 46:12; Numbers 26:20. Perez was the ancestor of the tribe-prince Nahshon (Numbers 2:3), and of king David also (Ruth 4:18.; 1 Chronicles 2:5.). Through him, therefore, Thamar has a place as one of the female ancestors in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.

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he left.

Genesis 39:4,8,23 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house...

Luke 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

Luke 19:17 And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, have you authority over ten cities.

save.

Genesis 43:32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves...

Proverbs 31:11 The heart of her husband does safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

a goodly person. {Yephaih toar, weephaih maraih,} beautiful in person and beautiful in countenance. Joseph's beauty is so celebrated in the East, that a handsome man is frequently compared to him; and the Persian poets vie with each other in descriptions of his comeliness.

Genesis 12:14,15 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair...

Genesis 29:17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favored.

1 Samuel 16:12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and with of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said...

1 Samuel 17:42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

Acts 7:20 In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:

Cross References
Genesis 29:17
Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and appearance.

1 Samuel 16:12
And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the LORD said, "Arise, anoint him, for this is he."

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