Matthew Bible

Genesis 39

Joseph advanceth in Potiphar's house.

Genesis 39:1 Ioseph was brought vnto Egypte, and Putiphar a Lorde of Pharaos: & his chefe marshal an Egyptian, bought him of þe Ismaelites which brought him thyther. Genesis 39:2 And the Lorde was wyth Ioseph, & he was a luckie felowe and continued in the house of his master the Egyptian. Genesis 39:3 And hys mayster sawe that the Lorde was wyth hym, and that the Lorde made all that he dyd prosper in hys hande: Genesis 39:4 Wherfore he founde grace in his masters syghte, and serued him. And hys mayster made hym ruelar of hys house, and put al that he had in hys hand. Genesis 39:5 And as soone as he had made him ruelar ouer his house & ouer al that he had, the Lorde blessed this Egyptians house for Ioseps sake, and the blessynge of the Lorde was vpon all that he had: both in the house & also in the feldes. Genesis 39:6 And therfore he left all þt he had in Iosephs hande, & loked vpon nothing that was with him, saue only on the bread which he ate. And Ioseph was a goodly persone and a wel fauored.

He resisteth his mistress' temptation.

Genesis 39:7 And it fortuned after thys, þt hys masters wyfe cast her eyes vpon Ioseph & sayd: come lye with me. Genesis 39:8 But he denyed & sayde to her: Beholde, my master woteth not what he hath in the house wt me, but hath commytted all that he hath to my hande. Genesis 39:9 He him selfe is not greater in the house than I, and hath kepte nothyng from me, but only the because thou art hys wyfe. How than can I do thys great wykydnes, for to synne agaynst God? Genesis 39:10 And after thys maner spake she to Ioseph daye by day: but he harkend not vnto her, to slepe nere her, or to be in her company. Genesis 39:11 And it fortuned aboute the same season, that Ioseph entred in to the house, to do hys busynes: & there was none of the housholde by, in the house. Genesis 39:12 And she caught hym by the garment saying: come slepe wyth me. And he left his garment in her hande & fled and got him out.

He is falsely accused.

Genesis 39:13 When she sawe that he had left hys garment in her hande, and was fled out, Genesis 39:14 she called vnto the men of the house, & 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. But I cryed with a loude voyce. Genesis 39:15 And when he harde, þt I lyfte vp my voyce & cryed, he left hys garment wt me & fled away and got him out. Genesis 39:16 And she layed vp his garment by her, vntil her Lord came home. Genesis 39:17 And she told him accordyng to these wordes saying. This Hebrues seruaunte whiche thou hast brought vnto vs came in to me to do me shame. Genesis 39:18 But as soone as I lyft vp my voyce and cryed, he left hys garment with me & fled out. Genesis 39:19 When his master herde þe woordes of his wyfe which she told hym sayinge: after thys maner dyd thy seruaunte to me, he waxed wrooth.

He is cast in prison.

Genesis 39:20 And he toke Ioseph & put him in preson: euen in the place where the kinges prisoners laye bounde. And there continued he in preson,

God is with him there.

Genesis 39:21 but the Lorde was wyth Ioseph & shewed hym mercye, & got him fauoure in the syghte of the keper of the preson Genesis 39:22 which commytted to Iosephs hande all the presoners that were in the preson house. And what soeuer was done there, that dyd he. Genesis 39:23 And the keper of the preson loked vnto nothynge that was vnder hys hande, because the Lorde was wyth hym, and because that what soeuer he dyd, the Lorde made it come luckely to passe.

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