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Genesis 39

Joseph advanceth in Potiphar's house.

Genesis 39:1 Now Ioseph was brought downe into Egypt: and Potiphar an Eunuche of Pharaohs (and his chiefe stewarde an Egyptian) bought him at the hande of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him thither. Genesis 39:2 And the Lorde was with Ioseph, and he was a man that prospered and was in the house of his master the Egyptian. Genesis 39:3 And his master sawe that the Lorde was with him, and that the Lorde made all that hee did to prosper in his hande. Genesis 39:4 So Ioseph founde fauour in his sight, and serued him: and he made him ruler of his house, and put all that he had in his hand. Genesis 39:5 And from that time that he had made him ruler ouer his house and ouer all that he had, the Lorde blessed the Egyptians house for Iosephs sake: and the blessing of the Lorde was vpon all that he had in the house, and in the fielde. Genesis 39:6 Therefore he left all that he had in Iosephs hand, and tooke accompt of nothing, that was with him, saue onely of the bread, which he did eate; Ioseph was a faire person, and well fauoured.

He resisteth his mistress' temptation.

Genesis 39:7 Nowe therefore after these thinges, his masters wife cast her eyes vpon Ioseph, and saide, Lye with me. Genesis 39:8 But he refused and said to his masters wife, Beholde, my master knoweth not what he hath in the house with me, but hath committed all that he hath to mine hande. Genesis 39:9 There is no ma greater in this house then I: neither hath he kept any thing from me, but only thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickednes & so sinne against God? Genesis 39:10 And albeit she spake to Ioseph day by day, yet he hearkened not vnto her, to lye with her, or to be in her company. Genesis 39:11 Then on a certaine day Ioseph entred into the house, to doe his businesse: and there was no man of the houshold in the house: Genesis 39:12 Therefore she caught him by his garmet, saying, Sleepe with me: but he left his garment in her hand and fled, and got him out.

He is falsely accused.

Genesis 39:13 Nowe when she sawe that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled out, Genesis 39:14 She called vnto the men of her house, and tolde them, saying, Beholde, he hath brought in an Ebrewe vnto vs to mocke vs: who came in to me for to haue slept with me: but I cryed with a loude voyce. Genesis 39:15 And when he heard that I lift vp my voice and cryed, he left his garment with me, and fled away, and got him out. Genesis 39:16 So she layde vp his garment by her, vntill her lord came home. Genesis 39:17 Then she tolde him according to these words, saying, The Ebrew seruat, which thou hast brought vnto vs, came in to me, to mocke me. Genesis 39:18 But assoone as I lift vp my voyce & cried, he left his garment with me, and fled out. Genesis 39:19 Then when his master heard the wordes of his wife, which she tolde him, saying, After this maner did thy seruant to me, his anger was kindled.

He is cast in prison.

Genesis 39:20 And Iosephs master tooke him and put him in prison, in the place, where the kings prisoners lay bounde: and there he was in prison.

God is with him there.

Genesis 39:21 But the Lorde was with Ioseph, and shewed him mercie, and got him fauour in the sight of the master of the prison. Genesis 39:22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Iosephs hande all the prisoners that were in the prison, and whatsoeuer they did there, that did he. Genesis 39:23 And the keeper of the prison looked vnto nothing that was vnder his hande, seeing that the Lord was with him: for whatsoeuer he did, the Lorde made it to prosper.

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