1611 King James Bible

Genesis 39

Joseph advanceth in Potiphar's house.

Genesis 39:1 And Ioseph was brought downe to Egypt, and Potiphar an Officer of Pharaoh, captaine of ye guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hand of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him downe thither. Genesis 39:2 And the LORD was with Ioseph, and hee was a prosperous man, and hee was in the house of his master the Egyptian. Genesis 39:3 And his master sawe that the LORD [was] with him, and that the LORD made all that he did, to prosper in his hand. Genesis 39:4 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. Genesis 39:5 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. Genesis 39:6 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.

He resisteth his mistress' temptation.

Genesis 39:7 And it came to passe after these things, that his masters wife cast her eyes vpon Ioseph, and shee said, Lie with me. Genesis 39:8 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. Genesis 39:9 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? Genesis 39:10 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. Genesis 39:11 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. Genesis 39:12 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.

He is falsely accused.

Genesis 39:13 And it came to passe, when she saw that hee had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth; Genesis 39:14 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. Genesis 39:15 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. Genesis 39:16 And she laid vp his garment by her, vntill her lord came home. Genesis 39:17 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. Genesis 39:18 And it came to passe as I lift vp my voice, and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out. Genesis 39:19 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.

He is cast in prison.

Genesis 39:20 And Iosephs master tooke him, and put him into the prison, a place, where ye kings prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

God is with him there.

Genesis 39:21 But the LORD was with Ioseph, and shewed him mercie, and gaue him fauour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. Genesis 39:22 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]: Genesis 39:23 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.

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