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 offrom the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there. 2The Lord was with Joseph, so he became a #Or prosperoussuccessful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. 3Now his master saw that the Lord was with him and how the Lord caused all that he did to prosper in his hand. 4So Joseph found favor in his sight and #Or ministered to himbecame his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his #Lit handcharge. 5It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house on account of Joseph; thus 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 handcharge; and with him there he did not #Lit knowconcern himself with anything except the #Lit breadfood which he #Or used to eatate.
Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. 7It came about after these events that his master’s wife #Lit lifted up her eyes atlooked with desire at Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.” 8But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Behold, with me here, my master #Lit does not know what is in the housedoes not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my #Lit handcharge. 9#Or He is not greaterThere 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 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 dayone 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 whenWhen 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 manHebrew to us to make sport of us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I #Lit called with a great voicescreamed. 15When he heard that I raised my voice and #Lit called outscreamed, he left his garment beside me and fled and went outside.” 16So she #Lit let...lie besideleft his garment beside her until his master came home. 17Then she spoke to him #Lit according towith these words, “#Lit saying, “TheThe 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 outscreamed, he left his garment beside me and fled outside.”
19Now when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, “#Lit According to these things your slaveThis is what your slave did to me,” his anger burned. 20So Joseph’s master took him and put him into the jail, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined; and he was there in the jail. 21But the Lord was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer. 22The chief jailer committed to Joseph’s #Lit handcharge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was #Lit the doerresponsible for it. 23The chief jailer did not supervise anything under #Lit his handJoseph’s charge because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made to prosper.