Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Genesis 39

Joseph advanceth in Potiphar's house.

Genesis 39:1 Now, Joseph, was taken down to Egypt,—and Potiphar, courtier of Pharaoh, chief of the royal executioners, an Egyptian, bought him, at the hand of the Ishmaelites, who had brought him down thither. Genesis 39:2 And it came to pass that, Yahweh, was with Joseph, so that he became a prosperous man,—and was in the house of his lord the Egyptian. Genesis 39:3 And his lord saw, that, Yahweh, was with him,—and that, whatsoever, he, was doing, Yahweh, was causing to prosper in his hand. Genesis 39:4 So Joseph found favour in his eyes, and waited upon him,—and he made him overseer over his house, and, all that he had, gave he into his hand. Genesis 39:5 And it came to pass, from the time that he made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that Yahweh blessed the house of the Egyptian, for Joseph's sake,—yea it came to pass, that, the blessing of Yahweh, was with all that he had, in the house, and in the field; Genesis 39:6 so that he left all that he had in the hand of Joseph, and took note with him, of nothing, save only the bread which, he himself, was eating. And so it was, that Joseph was comely in form and comely in countenance.

He resisteth his mistress' temptation.

Genesis 39:7 And it came to pass, after these things, that his lord's wife lifted up her eyes unto Joseph,—and she said—Come! lie with me. Genesis 39:8 And he refused and said unto his lord's wife, Lo! my lord, taketh no note with me as to what is in the house,—but, all that pertaineth to him, hath he delivered into my hand: Genesis 39:9 There is no one greater in this house than I, neither hath he withheld from me, anything, save only thyself, in that, thou, art his wife,—how, then, could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? Genesis 39:10 And it came to pass, that, although she spake unto Joseph day after day, yet hearkened he not unto her, to lie beside her, to be with her. Genesis 39:11 And it came to pass, when, on a certain day, he went into the house to attend to his business,—and there was no man, of the household, there, in the house, Genesis 39:12 that she caught him by his garment, saying—Come! lie with me. Then left he his garment in her hand, and fled, and gat forth outside.

He is falsely accused.

Genesis 39:13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand,—and fled forth outside, Genesis 39:14 that she cried out to the men of her house, and spake to them, saying, Look ye! he hath brought in to us, a Hebrew man to insult us,—He came in unto me, to lie with me, so I cried out with a loud voice. Genesis 39:15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted high my voice, and cried out, then left he his garment beside me, and fled, and gat forth outside. Genesis 39:16 So she laid by his garment, beside her,—until his lord should come into his house. Genesis 39:17 Then spake she unto him, according to these words, saying,—He hath been in unto me—the Hebrew servant whom thou didst bring in to us—to insult me. Genesis 39:18 And it came to pass, when I lifted high my voice, and cried out, then left he his garment beside me, and fled outside. Genesis 39:19 And it came to pass, when his lord heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, According to these words, hath thy servant done to me, Then was kindled his anger.

He is cast in prison.

Genesis 39:20 So Joseph's lord took him, and delivered him up to the prison, the place where, the prisoners of the king, were imprisoned,—so he was there, in the prison.

God is with him there.

Genesis 39:21 And it came to pass, that, Yahweh, was with Joseph, and extended unto him lovingkindness,—and gave him his favour in the eyes of the chief of the prison. Genesis 39:22 So the chief of the prison delivered up, into Joseph's hand, all the prisoners who were in the prison,—and, of all that was doing there, he, was the doer. Genesis 39:23 After nothing, was the chief of the prison looking, of whatever was in his hand,—in that, Yahweh, was with him, and, whatsoever, he, was doing, Yahweh, was causing to prosper.

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