and after a while his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, "Come to bed with me!"18
But he refused.2 "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.39
No one is greater in this house than I am.4 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?"510
And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused6 to go to bed with her or even be with her.
One day he went into the house to attend to his duties,7 and none of the household servants8 was inside.
She caught him by his cloak9 and said, "Come to bed with me!"10 But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.1113
When she saw that he had left his cloak in her hand and had run out of the house,
she called her household servants.12 "Look," she said to them, "this Hebrew13 has been brought to us to make sport of us!14 He came in here to sleep with me, but I screamed.1515
When he heard me scream for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house."1616
She kept his cloak beside her until his master came home.
Then she told him this story:17 "That Hebrew18 slave19 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.2020
Joseph's master took him and put him in prison,21 the place where the king's prisoners were confined. But while Joseph was there in the prison,