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  • 1.Mose 39

Joseph and Potiphars Wife

391Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and lPotiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, mhad bought him from the nIshmaelites who had brought him down there.




2oThe Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master.

21; Acts 7:9; [21:22; 26:24, 28; 28:15; 1 Sam. 16:18; 18:14, 28]

3His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord pcaused all that he did to succeed in his hands.

2 Chr. 26:5; Ps. 1:3

4So Joseph qfound favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house rand put him in charge of all that he had.


21; 19:19; 33:10

5From the time that he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, the Lord blessed the Egyptians house sfor Josephs sake; the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had, in house and field.


6So he left all that he had in Josephs charge, and because of him he had no concern about anything but the food he ate.

Now Joseph was thandsome in form and appearance.

[29:17; 1 Sam. 16:12]

7And after a time his masters wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.”

8But he refused and said to his masters wife, “Behold, because of me my master has no concern about anything in the house, and uhe has put everything that he has in my charge.


9He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and vsin against God?”

2 Sam. 12:13; Ps. 51:4

10And as she spoke to Joseph day after day, he wwould not listen to her, to lie beside her or to be with her.

[Prov. 1:10]

11But one day, when he went into the house to do his work and none of the men of the house was there in the house,

12xshe caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.” But he left his garment in her hand and fled and got out of the house.

[Prov. 7:13, 18]

13And as soon as she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled out of the house,

14she called to the men of her household and said to them, “See, he has brought among us a Hebrew to laugh at us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice.

15And as soon as he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried out, he left his garment beside me and fled and got out of the house.”

16Then she laid up his garment by her until his master came home,

17and she told him the same story, saying, “The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought among us, came in to me to laugh at me.

18But as soon as I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment beside me and fled out of the house.”

19As soon as his master heard the words that his wife spoke to him, “This is the way your servant treated me,” his anger was kindled.

20And Josephs master took him and yput him into the zprison, the place where the kings prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison.

40:3, 5; [40:15; 41:14]

Ps. 105:18

21But athe Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love band gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Ex. 3:21; 11:3; 12:36

2; Acts 7:9

22And the keeper of the prison cput Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever was done there, he was the one who did it.


23The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Josephs charge, because dthe Lord was with him. And whatever he did, the Lord made it succeed.