Genesis 39:4
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New International Version
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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph found favour in his eyes, and attended on him; and he set him over his house, and all that he had he gave into his hand.

World English Bible
Joseph found favor in his sight. He ministered to him, and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph findeth grace in his eyes and serveth him, and he appointeth him over his house, and all that he hath he hath given into his hand.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He made him overseer - הפקיד hiphkid, from פקד pakad, to visit, take care of, superintend; the same as επισκοπος, overseer or bishop, among the Greeks. This is the term by which the Septuagint often express the meaning of the original.

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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...

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Goodness in a Dungeon
'And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. But the Lord was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord was
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Seventh Sunday after Trinity Exhortation to Resist Sin.
Text: Romans 6, 19-23. 19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness unto sanctification. 20 For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free in regard of righteousness. 21 What fruit then had ye at that time in the things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22 But now being made free from
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

Genesis
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 18:3
He said, "If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by.

Genesis 19:19
Your servant has found favor in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can't flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I'll die.

Genesis 24:2
He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, "Put your hand under my thigh.

Genesis 39:8
But he refused. "With me in charge," he told her, "my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care.

Genesis 39:22
So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there.

1 Kings 16:9
Zimri, one of his officials, who had command of half his chariots, plotted against him. Elah was in Tirzah at the time, getting drunk in the home of Arza, the palace administrator at Tirzah.

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