And Joseph hath been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, a
eunuch of Pharaoh, head of the executioners, an Egyptian man, buyeth him out of
the hands of the Ishmaelites who have brought him thither.
And Jehovah is with Joseph, and he is a prosperous man, and
he is in the house of his lord the Egyptian,
and his lord seeth that Jehovah is with him, and all that he
is doing Jehovah is causing to prosper in his hand,
and Joseph findeth grace in his eyes and serveth him, and he
appointeth him over his house, and all that he hath he hath given into his
And it cometh to pass from the time that he hath appointed
him over his house, and over all that he hath, that Jehovah blesseth the house
of the Egyptian for Joseph's sake, and the blessing of Jehovah is on all that
he hath, in the house, and in the field;
and he leaveth all that he hath in the hand of Joseph, and
he hath not known anything that he hath, except the bread which he is eating.
And Joseph is of a fair form, and of a fair appearance.
And it cometh to pass after these things, that his lord's
wife lifteth up her eyes unto Joseph, and saith, 'Lie with me;'
and he refuseth, and saith unto his lord's wife, 'Lo, my
lord hath not known what is with me in the house, and all that he hath
he hath given into my hand;
none is greater in this house than I, and he hath not
withheld from me anything, except thee, because thou art his wife; and
how shall I do this great evil? -- then have I sinned against God.'
And it cometh to pass at her speaking unto Joseph day by
day, that he hath not hearkened unto her, to lie near her, to be with her;
and it cometh to pass about this day, that he goeth into the
house to do his work, and there is none of the men of the house there in the
and she catcheth him by his garment, saying, 'Lie with me;'
and he leaveth his garment in her hand, and fleeth, and goeth without.
And it cometh to pass when she seeth that he hath left his
garment in her hand, and fleeth without,
that she calleth for the men of her house, and speaketh to
them, saying, 'See, he hath brought in to us a man, a Hebrew, to play with us;
he hath come in unto me, to lie with me, and I call with a loud voice,
and it cometh to pass, when he heareth that I have lifted up
my voice and call, that he leaveth his garment near me, and fleeth, and goeth
And she placeth his garment near her, until the coming in of
his lord unto his house.
And she speaketh unto him according to these words, saying,
'The Hebrew servant whom thou hast brought unto us, hath come in unto me to
play with me;
and it cometh to pass, when I lift my voice and call, that
he leaveth his garment near me, and fleeth without.'
And it cometh to pass when his lord heareth the words of his
wife, which she hath spoken unto him, saying, 'According to these things hath
thy servant done to me,' that his anger burneth;
and Joseph's lord taketh him, and putteth him unto the
round-house, a place where the king's prisoners are bound; and he is
there in the round-house.
And Jehovah is with Joseph, and stretcheth out kindness unto
him, and putteth his grace in the eyes of the chief of the round-house;
and the chief of the round-house giveth into the hand of
Joseph all the prisoners who are in the round-house, and of all that
they are doing there, he hath been doer;
the chief of the round-house seeth not anything under his
hand, because Jehovah is with him, and that which he is doing Jehovah is
causing to prosper.