Genesis 39 ©

1 Joseph is advanced in Potiphar's house. 7 He resisteth his mistress's temptation, is falsely accused by her, and cast in prison. 21 God is with him there.


AND Joseph was brought down to Egypt; aand Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.


And bthe LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was cin the house of his master the Egyptian.


And his dmaster saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD emade all that he did to prosper in his hand.


And Joseph ffound grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him goverseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.


And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for hJoseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.


iAnd jhe left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, *save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a kgoodly person, and well favoured.


¶And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife lcast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie mwith me.


But he nrefused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master *wotteth not what is with me in the house, and ohe hath committed all that he hath to my hand;

o v.4.

There pis none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: qhow then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?


And it came to pass, as rshe spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, sto lie by her, or to be with her.


And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was tnone of the men of the house there within.


And she ucaught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and vhe left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.


And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,


That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to wmock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a 1loud voice:


And 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 him out.


And she xlaid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.


And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, yThe Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:


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


And it came to pass, when his master zheard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that ahis wrath was kindled.


And Joseph's master took him, and bput him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.


¶But the LORD was cwith Joseph, and 2shewed him mercy, and dgave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.


And the keeper of the prison ecommitted 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 with him, fand that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.

f v.2,3.