Genesis 39

Joseph Bought By Potiphar

(1) Now Joseph was brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, who bought him from the hands of the Ishmeelites, who had brought him down there.

(2) And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

(3) His 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 grace in his sight, and he served him, and Potiphar made him overseer over his house, and he put him in charge of all he had.

(5) It came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer of his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake, and the blessing of the LORD was on all that he had in the house, and in the field.

(6) So he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand, and he did not know what he had, except the bread which he ate. And Joseph was a handsome person in form and appearance.

Joseph Refused to Lay With Potiphar’s Wife

(7) And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me."

(8) But he refused, and said to his master’s wife, "Behold, my master does not know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand.

(9) There is none greater in this house than I, neither 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 it came to pass, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he did not listen to her, to lie by her, or to be with her.

(11) It came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the house were inside.

(12) So she caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me," and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got out of the house.

Joseph Falsely Accused By Potiphar’s Wife

(13) It came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and had fled outside,

(14) that she called to the men of her house, and spoke to them, saying, "See, he 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) So it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got out."

(16) She laid up his garment by her, until his master came home.

(17) Then she spoke to him with these words, saying, "The Hebrew servant, whom you brought to us, came in to me to mock me.

(18) And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out."

Joseph Imprisoned

(19) It came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, "Your servant did this to me," his wrath was kindled.

(20) Then Joseph’s master took him, and put him in prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound. And 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 to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the prison, and whatever they did there, he was in charge of it.

(23) The keeper of the prison did not look at anything that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him, and whatever he did, the LORD made it to prosper.

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