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Genesis 39

Joseph advanceth in Potiphar's house.

Genesis 39:1 Ioseph was brought downe in to Egipte, & Potiphar an Egipcia Pharaos chefe marshall bought him of ye Ismaelites, yt brought him downe. Genesis 39:2 And ye LORDE was wt Ioseph, in so moch yt he became a luckye ma, & was in his master ye Egipcians house. Genesis 39:3 And his master sawe yt the LORDE was wt him: for what so euer he dyd, the LORDE made it to prospere in his hade: Genesis 39:4 so yt he founde fauor in his masters sight, & was his seruaunt. He made him ruler of his house, and put all that he had, vnder his hande. Genesis 39:5 And from the tyme forth that he had made him ruler of his house and all his goodes, ye LORDE blessed the Egipcians house for Iosephs sake: and there was nothynge but the very blessynge of the LORDE in all yt he had in ye house & in the felde, Genesis 39:6 therfore left he all yt he had, in Iosephs hande. And medled with nothinge himself, saue onely the bred that he ate. And Ioseph was fayre of bewtye, and well fauoured of face.

He resisteth his mistress' temptation.

Genesis 39:7 And it fortuned after these actes, that his masters wife cast hir eyes vpon Ioseph, and sayde: Slepe with me. Genesis 39:8 But he denyed, and saide vnto her: Beholde, my master knoweth not what is in ye house, and all that he hath, that hath he put vnder my hande. Genesis 39:9 And there is no man so greate in the house as I, and he hath kepte nothinge fro me, excepte the: for thou art his wife. How shulde I then do so greate euell, and synne agaynst God? Genesis 39:10 But she spake soch wordes vnto Ioseph daylie. Neuertheles he herkened not vnto her, to slepe by her, or to be in her company. Genesis 39:11 It fortuned vpon a tyme, that Ioseph wente in to the house to do his busynesse, and there was none of ye folkes of the house thereby. Genesis 39:12 And she caught him by his garment, & sayde: Slepe with me. But he left the garment in hir hande, and fled, and gat him out of the house.

He is falsely accused.

Genesis 39:13 Now wha she sawe that he had left his garmet in hir hande, and fled out, Genesis 39:14 she called the folkes in the house, and sayde vnto the: Lo, he hath brought vs in the Hebrue, to do vs shame. He came in here vnto me, to slepe by me: but I cried with loude voyce. Genesis 39:15 And whan he herde that I made a noyse & cried, he left his garmet here by me, and fled, and ranne out. Genesis 39:16 And she layed vp his garmet by her, tyll his master came home, Genesis 39:17 and tolde him euen the same wordes, and sayde: The Hebrue seruaunt whom thou broughtest here vnto vs, came in here to me, for to do me shame. Genesis 39:18 But whan I made a noyse and cried, he left his garment here by me, and fled out. Genesis 39:19 Whan his master herde the wordes of his wyfe which she tolde him, and sayde: Thus hath the Hebrue seruaunt done vnto me, he was very wroth.

He is cast in prison.

Genesis 39:20 Then his master toke him, and put him in the preson, wherin the kinges presoners laie. And there he laye in preson.

God is with him there.

Genesis 39:21 But the LORDE was with him, and had mercy vpon him, & caused him to fynde fauor in the sight of the officer of ye preson, Genesis 39:22 so that he committed all the presoners of the preson vnto his hades: that what so euer were done, might be done by him. Genesis 39:23 For the officer of the preson sawe, yt the LORDE was with him in all yt was vnder his handes, and that what so euer he dyd, the LORDE made it to come prosperously to passe.

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