Joseph's Success in Egypt

1 Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him from the 1Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there.

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    • a 39:1 - Lit "from the hand of"
      2 2The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.

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      3 Now his master 3saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD 4caused all that he did to prosper in his hand.

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      4 So Joseph 5found favor in his sight and became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and 6all that he owned he put in his charge.

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        • c 39:4 - Or "ministered to him"
        • d 39:4 - Lit "hand"
          5 It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the LORD 7blessed the Egyptian's house on account of Joseph; thus 8the LORD'S blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field.

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          6 So he left everything he owned in Joseph's charge; and with him there he did not concern himself with anything except * the food which he ate. Now Joseph was 9handsome in form and appearance.

          References for Genesis 39:6

            • e 39:6 - Lit "hand"
            • f 39:6 - Lit "know"
            • g 39:6 - Lit "bread"
            • h 39:6 - Or "used to eat"
              7 It came about after these events 10that his master's wife looked * with desire at Joseph, and she said, "11Lie with me."

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                • i 39:7 - Lit "lifted up her eyes at"
                  8 But 12he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge.

                  References for Genesis 39:8

                    • j 39:8 - Lit "does not know what is in the house"
                    • k 39:8 - Lit "hand"
                      9 "13There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing * from me except * you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and 14sin against God?"

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                      10 As she spoke to Joseph day after day, he did not listen to her to lie beside her or be with her.
                      11 Now it happened one day that he went into the house to do his work, and none * of the men of the household was there inside.

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                        • m 39:11 - Lit "about this day"
                          12 She caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me!" And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside.
                          13 When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside,

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                            • n 39:13 - Lit "And it came about when"
                              14 she called to the men of her household and said to them, "See, he has brought in a Hebrew to us to make sport of us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I screamed * *.

                              References for Genesis 39:14

                                • o 39:14 - Lit "Hebrew man"
                                • p 39:14 - Lit "called with a great voice"
                                  15 "When he heard that I raised my voice and screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled and went outside."

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                                    • q 39:15 - Lit "called out"
                                      16 So she left his garment beside her until his master came home.

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                                        • r 39:16 - Lit "let...lie beside"
                                          17 Then she 15spoke to him with these words, "The Hebrew slave, whom you brought to us, came in to me to make sport of me;

                                          References for Genesis 39:17

                                            • s 39:17 - Lit "according to"
                                            • t 39:17 - Lit "saying, ``The"
                                              18 and as I raised my voice and screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled outside."

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                                                • u 39:18 - Lit "called out"

                                                  Joseph Imprisoned

                                                  19 Now when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, "This * is what your slave did to me," 16his anger burned.

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                                                    • v 39:19 - Lit "According to these things your slave"
                                                      20 So Joseph's master took him and 17put him into the jail *, the place where the king's prisoners were confined; and he was there in the jail *.

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                                                      21 But 18the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and 19gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer *.

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                                                      22 The chief jailer * 20committed to Joseph's charge all the prisoners who were in the jail *; so that whatever * was done there, he was responsible for it.

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                                                          23 21The chief jailer * did not supervise anything * under Joseph's charge because 22the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, 23the LORD made to prosper.

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