Genesis Chapter 39
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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I Ioseph aduanced in Potiphars house. 7 Hee resisteth his mistresses temptation. 13 He is falsly accused. 19 Hee is cast in prison. 21 God is with him there.
And Ioseph was brought downe to Egypt, and Potiphar an Officer of Pharaoh, captaine of þe guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hand of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him downe thither.
And the LORD was with Ioseph, and hee was a prosperous man, and hee was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
And his master sawe that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did, to prosper in his hand.
And Ioseph found grace in his sight, and he serued him; and hee made him ouerseer ouer his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
And it came to passe from the time that hee had made him overseer in his house, and ouer all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptians house for Iosephs sake: and the blessing of the LORD was vpon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
Ioseph imprisoned, is prosperous.
And he left all that he had, in Iosephs hand: and he knew not ought he had, saue the bread which he did eate: and Ioseph was a goodly person, and well fauoured.
¶ And it came to passe after these things, that his masters wife cast her eyes vpon Ioseph, and shee said, Lie with me.
But he refused, and said vnto his masters wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with mee in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath, to my hand.
There is none greater in this house then I: neither hath hee kept backe any thing from me, but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I doe this great wickednesse, and sinne against God?
And it came to passe as she spake to Ioseph day by day, that hee hearkened not vnto her, to lie by her, or to bee with her.
And it came to passe about this time, that Ioseph went in to the house, to doe his busines, and there was none of the men of the house there within.
And shee caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
And it came to passe, when she saw that hee had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth;
That she called vnto the men of her house, and spake vnto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew vnto vs, to mocke vs: he came in vnto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice.14
And it came to passe, when hee heard that I lifted vp my voice, and cried, that he left his garment with mee, and fled, and got him out.
And she laid vp his garment by her, vntill her lord came home.
And she spake vnto him, according to these words, saying, The Hebrew seruant which thou hast brought vnto vs, came in vnto me to mocke me.
And it came to passe as I lift vp my voice, and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
And it came to passe when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake vnto him, saying, After this maner did thy seruant to me, that his wrath was kindled.
Ioseph imprisoned, is prosperous.
And Iosephs master tooke him, and put him into the prison, a place, where þe kings prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
¶ But the LORD was with Ioseph, and shewed him mercie, and gaue him fauour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.21
And the keeper of the prison committed to Iosephs hand all the prisoners that were in the prison, and whatsoeuer they did there, he was the doer of it:
The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing, that was vnder his hand, because the LORD was with him: & that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.
Genesis Chapter 39 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
14 Heb. great.
21 Heb. extended kindnes vnto him.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania