The LORD was with Joseph1 and he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.
When his master saw that the LORD was with him2 and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did,34
Joseph found favor in his eyes4 and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household,5 and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.65
From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the LORD blessed the household7 of the Egyptian because of Joseph.8 The blessing of the LORD was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field.96
So he left in Joseph's care everything he had;10 with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate. Now Joseph was well-built and handsome,117
and after a while his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, "Come to bed with me!"128
But he refused.13 "With me in charge," he told her, "my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care.149
No one is greater in this house than I am.15 My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?"1610
And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused17 to go to bed with her or even be with her.
One day he went into the house to attend to his duties,18 and none of the household servants19 was inside.
She caught him by his cloak20 and said, "Come to bed with me!"21 But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.2213
When she saw that he had left his cloak in her hand and had run out of the house,
she called her household servants.23 "Look," she said to them, "this Hebrew24 has been brought to us to make sport of us!25 He came in here to sleep with me, but I screamed.2615
When he heard me scream for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house."2716
She kept his cloak beside her until his master came home.
Then she told him this story:28 "That Hebrew29 slave30 you brought us came to me to make sport of me.
But as soon as I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house."
When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, "This is how your slave treated me," he burned with anger.3120
Joseph's master took him and put him in prison,32 the place where the king's prisoners were confined. But while Joseph was there in the prison,