And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain
of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had
brought him down thither.
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house
of his master the Egyptian.
And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he
did to prosper in his hand.
And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer
over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and
over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for
Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the
house, and in the field.
And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had,
save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well
And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes
upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth
not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my
There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing
from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness,
and sin against God?
And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto
her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his
business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in
her hand, and fled, and got him out.
And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was
That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he
hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I
cried with a loud voice:
And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he
left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.
And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.
And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which
thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment
with me, and fled out.
And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake
unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was
And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the
king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the
sight of the keeper of the prison.
And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners
that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.
The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because
the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.