Genesis 39

1And Joseph was brought down to Egypt. And Potiphar, Pharaoh's eunuch, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the hands of the Ishmaelites, who brought him down there. 2And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house with his master the Egyptian. 3And his master knew that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord prospered in his hands all that he did. 4And Joseph found grace in the presence of his master, and was well-pleasing to him; and he set him over his house; and all that he had, he gave into the hand of Joseph. 5And it came to pass after that he was set over his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the house of the Egyptian for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was on all his possessions in the house, and in his field. 6And he committed all that he had into the hands of Joseph; and he knew not of anything that belonged to him, except the bread which he himself ate. And Joseph was handsome in form, and exceedingly beautiful in countenance. 7And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph, and said, Lie with me. 8But he would not; but said to his master's wife, If because of me my master knows nothing in his house, and has given into my hands all things that belong to him; 9and in this house there is nothing above me, nor has anything been kept back from me, but you, because you are his wife-how then shall I do this wicked thing, and sin against God? 10So it was, as she talked with Joseph day by day, that he did not heed her, to sleep with her, or to be with her. 11But it came to pass on a certain day, that Joseph went into the house to do his business, and there was no one of the household inside. 12And she caught hold of him by his clothes, and said, Lie with me. And having left his clothes in her hands, he fled, and ran outside. 13And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his clothes in her hands and fled, and ran outside, 14that she called those that were of her house, and spoke to them, saying, See, he has brought in to us a Hebrew servant to mock us-he came in to me, saying, Lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice. 15And when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, having left his clothes with me, he fled, and went outside. 16So she left his clothes by her, until his master came home. 17And she spoke to him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, whom you brought in to us, came in to me to mock me, and said to me, I will lie with you. 18And when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, having left his clothes with me, he fled outside. 19And it came to pass, when his master heard all the words of his wife, that she spoke to him, saying, Thus did your servant to me, that he was very angry. 20And his master took Joseph, and cast him into the prison, into the place where the king's prisoners are kept, there in the prison. 21And the Lord was with Joseph, and poured down mercy upon him; and He gave him favor in the sight of the chief keeper of the prison. 22And the chief keeper of the prison gave the prison into the hand of Joseph, and all the prisoners, as many as were in the prison; and all things whatsoever they do there, he did them. 23Because of him the chief keeper of the prison knew nothing, for all things were in the hands of Joseph, because the Lord was with him; and whatever things he did, the Lord made them to prosper in his hands.
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