Joseph advanceth in Potiphar's house.
Genesis 39:1 Ioseph was brought vnto Egipte ad Putiphar a lorde of Pharaos: ad his chefe marshall an Egiptian bought him of ye Ismaelites which brought hi thither Genesis 39:2 And the LORde was with Ioseph and he was a luckie felowe and continued in the house of his master the Egiptian. Genesis 39:3 And his master sawe that the ORde was with him and that the LORde made all that he dyd prosper in his hande: Genesis 39:4 Wherfore he founde grace in his masters syghte and serued him. And his master made him ruelar of his house and put all that he had in his hande. Genesis 39:5 And as soone as he had made him ruelar ouer his house ad ouer all that he had the LORde blessed this Egiptians house for Iosephs sake and the blessynge of the LORde was vpon all that he had: both in the house and also in the feldes. Genesis 39:6 And therfore he left all that he had in Iosephs hande and loked vpon nothinge that was with him saue only on the bread which he ate. And Ioseph was a goodly persone and a well favored
He resisteth his mistress' temptation.
Genesis 39:7 And it fortuned after this that his masters wife cast hir eyes vpon Ioseph and sayde come lye with me. Genesis 39:8 But he denyed and sayde to her: Beholde my master woteth not what he hath in the house with me but hath commytted all that he hath to my hande Genesis 39:9 He him selfe is not greatter in the house than I ad hath kepte nothige fro me but only the because thou art his wife. How than cam I do this great wykydnes for to synne agaynst God? Genesis 39:10 And after this 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 aboute the same season that Ioseph entred in to the house to do his busynes: and there was none of the houshold by in the house. Genesis 39:12 And she caught him by the garment saynge: come slepe with me. And he left his garment in hir hande ad fled and gott him out
He is falsely accused.
Genesis 39:13 when she sawe that he had left his garmet in hir hande and was fled out Genesis 39:14 she called vnto the men of the house and tolde them saynge: Se he hath brought in an Hebrewe vnto vs to do vs shame. for he came in to me for to haue slept myth me. But I cried with a lowde voyce. Genesis 39:15 And when he harde that I lyfte vp my voyce and cryed he left his garment with me and fled awaye and got him out. Genesis 39:16 And she layed vp his garment by her vntill hir lorde came home. Genesis 39:17 And she told him acordynge to these wordes saynge. This Hebrues servaunte which 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 his garment with me and fled out. Genesis 39:19 When his master herde the woordes of his wyfe which she tolde him saynge: after this maner dyd thy servaunte to me he waxed wrooth.
He is cast in prison.
Genesis 39:20 And he toke Ioseph and put him in pryson: euen in the place where the kinges prisoners laye bounde. And there contynued he in preson.
God is with him there.
Genesis 39:21 But the LORde was with Ioseph ad shewed him mercie and gott him fauoure in the syghte of the keper of ye preson Genesis 39:22 which commytted to Iosephe hade all the presoners that were in the preson housse. And what soeuer was done there yt dyd he. Genesis 39:23 And the keper of the preso loked vnto nothinge that was vnder his hande because the LORde was with him and because that what soeuer he dyd the LORde made it come luckely to passe.