Genesis 39

Joseph’s Success in Egypt

1Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him
Lit from the hand of
from the b  Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there.
2 c  The  Lord was with Joseph, so he became a
Or prosperous
successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.
3Now his master e  saw that the  Lord was with him and how the  Lord f  caused all that he did to prosper in his hand. 4So Joseph g  found favor in his sight and
Or ministered to him
became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and i  all that he owned he put in his
Lit hand
5It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the  Lord k  blessed the Egyptian’s house on account of Joseph; thus l  the  Lord’s blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field. 6So he left everything he owned in Joseph’s
Lit hand
charge; and with him there he did not
Lit know
concern himself with anything except the
Lit bread
food which he
Or used to eat

Now Joseph was q  handsome in form and appearance.
7It came about after these events r  that his master’s wife
Lit lifted up her eyes at
looked with desire at Joseph, and she said t  Lie with me.”
8But u  he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Behold, with me here, my master
Lit does not know what is in the house
does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my
Lit hand
Or He is not greater
y  There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and z  sin against God?”
10As she spoke to Joseph day after day, he did not listen to her to lie beside her or be with her. 11Now it happened
Lit about this day
one day that he went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the household was there inside.
12She caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me!” And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside. 13
Lit And it came about when
When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside,
14she called to the men of her household and said to them, “See, he has brought in a
Lit Hebrew man
Hebrew to us to make sport of us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I
Lit called with a great voice
15When he heard that I raised my voice and
Lit called out
screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled and went outside.”
16So she
Lit let...lie beside
left his garment beside her until his master came home.
17Then she ag  spoke to him
Lit according to
with these words,
Lit saying, “The
The Hebrew slave, whom you brought to us, came in to me to make sport of me;
18and as I raised my voice and
Lit called out
screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled outside.”

Joseph Imprisoned

19Now when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying
Lit According to these things your slave
This is what your slave did to me,” al  his anger burned.
20So Joseph’s master took him and am  put him into the jail, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined; and he was there in the jail. 21But an  the  Lord was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and ao  gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer. 22The chief jailer ap  committed to Joseph’s
Lit hand
charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was
Lit the doer
responsible for it.
23 as  The chief jailer did not supervise anything under
Lit his hand
Joseph’s charge because au  the  Lord was with him; and whatever he did av  the  Lord made to prosper.
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