Genesis 39:1-23

39  And Joseph was taken down to Egypt, and was bought by the Pharaoh’s eunuch Potiphar, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, from the Ishmaʽelites who had brought him down there. 2  And Jehovah was with Joseph, and he became a successful man; and he was in his Egyptian master’s house, 3  and his master saw that Jehovah was with him and Jehovah made everything he did succeed in his hands; 4  and Joseph found favor in his eyes and was his attendant, and he gave him charge over his house and put into his hands everything he had; 5  and from the time he gave him charge of his house, and over everything he had, Jehovah blessed the Egyptian’s house on Joseph’s account, and Jehovah’s blessing was on everything he had in the house and in the field. 6 * And he left everything he had in Joseph’s hands and did not look into anything but the food he ate. And Joseph was handsome in form and feature. 7  And after these things his master’s wife raised her eyes to Joseph and said “Lie with me.” 8 * But he refused and said to his master’s wife “Here master is not looking into anything he has in the house, and has put everything he has in my hands, 9  he does not amount to more in the house than I do, and he has not held out anything from me except you, by reason that you are his wife; and how should I do this great wrong and sin against Gods?” 10  And while she talked to Joseph day after day he would not listen to her to lie by her to be with her. 11 * And on a particular day he came into the house to do his business, and of the men of the household there was not a man there in the house, 12  and she caught him by his cloak, saying “Lie with me,” and he left his cloak in her hands and ran away outside. 13  And when she saw that he had left his cloak in her hands and run away outside, 14  she called the men of her household and said to them “Look, he has brought us a Hebrew man to fool with us: he came in to me to lie with me, and I screamed; 15  and when he heard me scream at the top of my voice he left his cloak in my hands and ran away outside.” 16  And she laid his cloak down beside her till his master came into the house; and she talked to him in the same way, 17  saying “The Hebrew slave that you brought us came in to me to fool with me, 18  but when I screamed at the top of my voice he left his cloak by my side and ran away outside.” 19  And when his master heard his wife’s words, “Your slave did like this to me,” he was angry. 20  And Joseph’s master took him and put him in the roundhouse, the place where the king’s prisoners were imprisoned; and he was there in the roundhouse. 21  And Jehovah was with Joseph and gave him favor in the eyes of the provost of the roundhouse; 22  and the provost of the roundhouse put into Joseph’s hands all the prisoners in the roundhouse, and whatever they did was his doing. 23  The provost of the roundhouse did not look into anything in his hands, inasmuch as Jehovah was with him and Jehovah made what he did succeed.


39:6 Lit. did not know with him anything but
39:8 Lit. does not know with me anything
39:11 Lit. at this day