Now Joseph had been takendown to Egypt ; and Potiphar, an Egyptianofficer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him afrom the 1Ishmaelites, who had taken him downthere.
22The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a bsuccessfulman. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.
Now his master3saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD4caused all that he did to prosper in his hand.
So Joseph5foundfavor in his sight and cbecame his personalservant ; and he made him overseerover his house, and 6all that he owned he put in his dcharge.
It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and overall that he owned, the LORD7blessed the Egyptian'shouse on account of Joseph ; thus 8the LORD'Sblessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field.
So he lefteverything he owned in Joseph'secharge ; and with him there he did not fconcern himself with anythingexcept the gfoodwhich he hate. Now Joseph was 9handsome in form and appearance.
It came about aftertheseevents10that his master'swifeilooked with desire at Joseph, and she said, "11Lie with me."
But 12he refused and said to his master'swife, "Behold, with me here, my masterjdoes not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has putall that he owns in my kcharge.
"l13There is no one greater in thishousethan I, and he has withheldnothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I dothisgreatevil and 14sin against God ?"