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Genesis 39

Joseph advanceth in Potiphar's house.

Genesis 39:1 Ioseph was brought vnto Egypte, and Putiphar a Lorde of Pharaos (& his chefe stewarde an Egyptian) bought him of the Ismaelytes which had brought him thyther. Genesis 39:2 And God was with Ioseph, & he became a luckye man, continuynge in the house of his master the Egyptian. Genesis 39:3 And his master sawe that God was with him, & that God made all that he dyd to prosper in his hande. Genesis 39:4 And Ioseph founde grace in hys masters syghte, and serued him. And made hym rular of hys house, and put all that he had in his hande. Genesis 39:5 And it fortuned from the tyme that he had made him rular ouer hys house and ouer all that he had, the Lorde blessed the Egyptyans house for Iosephs sake, and the blessynge of the Lorde was vpon all that he had: in the house, and in the felde. Genesis 39:6 And therfore he left all that he had in Iosephs hande, and loked vpon nothynge that was wt hym, saue only on the bread whych he dyd eate. And Iosep was a goodly persone & a well fauored.

He resisteth his mistress' temptation.

Genesis 39:7 And it fortuned after thys, that his masters wyfe cast hyr eyes vpon Ioseph and sayde: come lye with me. Genesis 39:8 But he refused, and sayde to hys masters wyfe: Beholde, my master woteth not what he hath in the house with me, and hath commytted all that he hath to my hande. Genesis 39:9 There is no man greater in the house than I, Neyther hath he kepte any thynge from me, but only the, because thou art hys wyfe. Howe than can I do this great wyckednes, and synne agaynst God? Genesis 39:10 And after thys maner spake she to Ioseph daye by daye: but he harkened not vnto her, to slepe nere her, or to be in her company. Genesis 39:11 And it fortuned on a certayne conuenient daye, that Ioseph entred into the house, to do hys busynes: and there was none of the housholde by, in the house. Genesis 39:12 And she caught him by the garment sayinge: come slepe with me. And he lefte hys garment in hyr hande and fled, and gott hym out. And it chaunced.

He is falsely accused.

Genesis 39:13 When she sawe that he had lefte his garment in hyr hande, and was fled out. Genesis 39:14 She called vnto the men of hir house, and tolde them, sayinge: Se, he hath brought in an Hebrewe vnto vs to do vs shame: for he came in to me, for to haue slept wyth me. And I begane to crye wyth a lowde voyce. Genesis 39:15 And when he hearde þt I lyfte vp my voyce & cryed, he left hys garment wt me, and fled awaye, and got him out. Genesis 39:16 And she layed vp hys garment by her, vntyll hyr Lorde came home. Genesis 39:17 And she tolde him with these wordes sayinge: Thys Hebrues seruaunte whych thou hast brought vnto vs, came into me to do me shame. Genesis 39:18 But as soone as I lyft vp my voyce and cryed, he left hys garment wyth me and fled out. Genesis 39:19 When his master. hearde the wordes of hys wyfe whych she tolde hym sayinge: after this maner dyd thy seruaunte to me, he waxed wrooth.

He is cast in prison.

Genesis 39:20 And the master toke Ioseph & put hym in pryson euen in to the place where the kynges prysoners laye bounde. And there continued he in preson,

God is with him there.

Genesis 39:21 but the Lorde was wyth Ioseph, and shewed hym mercye, and gote hym fauoure in the syghte of the Lorde of þe preson. Genesis 39:22 And the keper of the preson commytted to Iosephs hande all the presoners that were in the preson house. And whatsoeuer was done there, that dyd he. Genesis 39:23 And the keper of the preson loked vnto nothynge that was vnder his hande, seynge that the Lorde was with him. For whatsoeuer he dyd, the Lorde made it to prosper.

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