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What are the connotations of "Vayar Adonav... Ki Hashem Imo"?

1.

Rashi: His master saw that Hashem's Name was constantly 'on his tongue' 1 - a clear indication that all his successes were Divinely inspired.

2.

Ramban #1: He saw that he succeeded in everything that he undertook over and above the normal success-rate, and he attributed it to Divine assistance.

3.

Ramban #2 (from Bereishis Rabah 86:5): He actually saw that the Shechinah was with him. 2

4.

Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: Refer to 39:2:1:1

5.

Seforno: Refer to 39:2:1:2.

6.

Malbim: Even though Yosef was also Ish Matzli'ach (had natural success), Potifar noted only Ki Hashem Imo (his supernatural success). I.e. Yosef succeeded in 'Kol Asher Hu Oseh' - even things that by nature should not succeed.

7.

Ha'Emek Davar: He realized that the success is because Hashem was with him, for only what was b'Yado (under Yosef's jurisdiction) succeeded.


1

Oznayim la'Torah: Following which each transaction was crowned with success - so he put two and two together.

2

Ramban: Either in a vision or in the form of a Cloud (which appeared in honor of Yosef. Prior to that, he attributed Yosef's successes to witchcraft, which was common in Egypt.

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