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Genesis 39 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now when Joseph arrived in Egypt with the Ishmaelite traders, he was purchased by Potiphar, a member of the personal staff of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. Potiphar was the captain of the palace guard. 1 Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.
2 The LORD was with Joseph and blessed him greatly as he served in the home of his Egyptian master. 2 The LORD was with Joseph and he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.
3 Potiphar noticed this and realized that the LORD was with Joseph, giving him success in everything he did. 3 When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did,
4 So Joseph naturally became quite a favorite with him. Potiphar soon put Joseph in charge of his entire household and entrusted him with all his business dealings. 4 Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.
5 From the day Joseph was put in charge, the LORD began to bless Potiphar for Joseph's sake. All his household affairs began to run smoothly, and his crops and livestock flourished. 5 From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the LORD blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the LORD was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field.
6 So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn't have a worry in the world, except to decide what he wanted to eat! Now Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man. 6 So he left in Joseph's care everything he had; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate. Now Joseph was well-built and handsome,
7 And about this time, Potiphar's wife began to desire him and invited him to sleep with her. 7 and after a while his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, "Come to bed with me!"
8 But Joseph refused. "Look," he told her, "my master trusts me with everything in his entire household. 8 But he refused. "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.
9 No one here has more authority than I do! He has held back nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How could I ever do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God." 9 No one is greater in this house than I am. 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?"
10 She kept putting pressure on him day after day, but he refused to sleep with her, and he kept out of her way as much as possible. 10 And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.
11 One day, however, no one else was around when he was doing his work inside the house. 11 One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside.
12 She came and grabbed him by his shirt, demanding, "Sleep with me!" Joseph tore himself away, but as he did, his shirt came off. She was left holding it as he ran from the house. 12 She caught him by his cloak and said, "Come to bed with me!" But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.
13 When she saw that she had his shirt and that he had fled, 13 When she saw that he had left his cloak in her hand and had run out of the house,
14 she began screaming. Soon all the men around the place came running. "My husband has brought this Hebrew slave here to insult us!" she sobbed. "He tried to rape me, but I screamed. 14 she called her household servants. "Look," she said to them, "this Hebrew has been brought to us to make sport of us! He came in here to sleep with me, but I screamed.
15 When he heard my loud cries, he ran and left his shirt behind with me." 15 When he heard me scream for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house."
16 She kept the shirt with her, and when her husband came home that night, 16 She kept his cloak beside her until his master came home.
17 she told him her story. "That Hebrew slave you've had around here tried to make a fool of me," she said. 17 Then she told him this story: "That Hebrew slave you brought us came to me to make sport of me.
18 "I was saved only by my screams. He ran out, leaving his shirt behind!" 18 But as soon as I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house."
19 After hearing his wife's story, Potiphar was furious! 19 When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, "This is how your slave treated me," he burned with anger.
20 He took Joseph and threw him into the prison where the king's prisoners were held. 20 Joseph's master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined. But while Joseph was there in the prison,
21 But the LORD was with Joseph there, too, and he granted Joseph favor with the chief jailer. 21 the LORD was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.
22 Before long, the jailer put Joseph in charge of all the other prisoners and over everything that happened in the prison. 22 So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there.
23 The chief jailer had no more worries after that, because Joseph took care of everything. The LORD was with him, making everything run smoothly and successfully. 23 The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph's care, because the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.