39:5 From the time10 Potiphar11 appointed him over his household and over all that he owned, the Lord blessed12 the Egyptian’s household for Joseph’s sake. The blessing of the Lord was on everything that he had, both13 in his house and in his fields.14
tn Heb “and it was from then.”
tn Heb “he”; the referent (Potiphar) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
tn Heb “in the house and in the field.” The word “both” has been supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.
sn The passage gives us a good picture of Joseph as a young man who was responsible and faithful, both to his master and to his God. This happened within a very short time of his being sold into Egypt. It undermines the view that Joseph was a liar, a tattletale, and an arrogant adolescent.