Genesis 39
New Heart English Bible
1Now Joseph was brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh?s, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. 2And the LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man. And he was in the household of his master the Egyptian. 3And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made everything that he did to succeed in his hands. 4So Joseph found favor in the sight of his master, and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority. 5And it came about that from the time that he made him overseer of his household and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian?s house because of Joseph; and the blessing of the LORD was on all that he had, in the house and in the field. 6So he left everything that he had in Joseph?s care. He did not concern himself with anything, except for the food which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. 7And it came to pass after these things that his master?s wife took notice of Joseph and she said, "Sleep with me." 8But he refused, and said to his master?s wife, "Look, my master does not concern himself with anything in his house, and he has put all that he has into my care. 9There is no one greater in this household than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, since you are his wife. How then can I do such a great evil, and sin against God?" 10And although she spoke to Joseph day after day, he did not listen to her to sleep with her or to be with her. 11Now it happened about this time that he went into the house to do his work, and there were none of the men of the house inside. 12She grabbed him by his garment, saying, "Sleep with me. "And he left his garment in her hand and ran outside. 13When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had run outside, 14she called to the men of her house, and spoke to them, saying, "Look, he has brought in a Hebrew to us to mock us. He came in to me to sleep with me, and I cried with a loud voice. 15It happened, when he heard that I raised my voice and cried out, that he left his garment by me and ran outside." 16So she left his garment beside her, until his master came home. 17And she told him the same story, saying, "The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought to us, came in to me to mock me, and said to me, "Let me sleep with you." 18But when I raised my voice and cried out, he left his garment by me, and ran outside."

19And it happened when his master heard the words that his wife spoke to him, saying, "This is what your servant did to me," that he became furious. 20Then Joseph?s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king?s prisoners were bound, and he was there in prison. 21But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him kindness and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22The keeper of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison; he was made responsible for everything that was done there. 23The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was under his supervision, because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did the LORD made it succeed.



New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2021


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