|Genesis 39 |
1 Now Joseph was taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there.
2 But the LORD was with Joseph, and Potiphar was a prosperous man; and he lived in the house of his master the Egyptian.
3 Joseph's master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
4 So Joseph found favor in his sight and served him. He made him overseer over his house, and he put into his hand [under his control] all that he had.
5 It came to pass that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house and in the field.
6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's care and he did not know what he had except the food that he ate. Now Joseph was a handsome person and well favored.
7 And after a while his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me."
8 But he refused, and said to his master's wife, "Behold, my master has no cares with me in the house; and he has committed all that he has to my care.
9 There is none greater in this house than I; nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?"
10 And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he did not heed her, to lie with her, or to be with her.
11 Now about this time, Joseph went into the house to do his business, and none of the men of the house were inside.
12 And she caught him by his cloak, saying, "Lie with me!" But he left his cloak in her hand and fled and got out of the house.
13 And when she saw that he had left his cloak in her hand and had fled away,
14 She called to the men of her house and spoke to them, saying, "See, your master has brought in a Hebrew to us to mock us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice.
15 And when he heard me scream and cry out, he left his cloak with me and fled and got out of the house."
16 And she laid up his cloak by her until his master came home.
17 Then she spoke to him with these words, saying, "The Hebrew servant whom you have brought to us came in to me to mock me.
18 And when I screamed and cried out, he left his cloak with me and fled out of the house.
19 When Joseph's master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, "This is the manner in which your servant treated me," his wrath was kindled.
20 And Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were kept; so he was there in the prison.
21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
22 And the keeper of the prison committed all the prisoners who were in the prison to Joseph's care; and whatever they did there, he was in charge of it.
23 The keeper of the prison did not supervise anything that was in his care because the LORD was with Joseph, and whatever he did, the LORD made it prosper.
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