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Genesis 39 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now Joseph was taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar the Egyptian, a captain of high position in Pharaoh's house, got him for a price from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there. 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 And the Lord was with Joseph, and he did well; and he was living in the house of his master the Egyptian. 2 The LORD was with Joseph and he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.
3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him, making everything he did go well. 3 When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did,
4 And having a high opinion of Joseph as his servant, he made him the overseer of his house and gave him control over all he had. 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 And from the time when he made him overseer and gave him control of all his property, the blessing of the Lord was with the Egyptian, because of Joseph; the blessing of the Lord was on all he had, in the house and in the field. 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 And he gave Joseph control of all his property, keeping no account of anything, but only the food which was put before him. Now Joseph was very beautiful in form and face. 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 after a time, his master's wife, looking on Joseph with desire, said to him, Be my lover. 7 and after a while his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, "Come to bed with me!"
8 But he would not, and said to her, You see that my master keeps no account of what I do in his house, and has put all his property in my control; 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 So that no one has more authority in this house than I have; he has kept nothing back from me but you, because you are his wife; how then may I do this great wrong, sinning 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 And day after day she went on requesting Joseph to come to her and be her lover, but he would not give ear to her. 10 And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.
11 Now one day he went into the house to do his work; and not one of the men of the house was inside. 11 One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside.
12 And pulling at his coat, she said, Come to my bed; but slipping out of his coat, he went running away. 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 And when she saw that he had got away, letting her keep his coat, 13 When she saw that he had left his cloak in her hand and had run out of the house,
14 She sent for the men of her house and said to them, See, he has let a Hebrew come here and make sport of us; he came to my bed, and I gave a loud cry; 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 And hearing it he went running out without his coat. 15 When he heard me scream for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house."
16 And she kept his coat by her, till his master came back. 16 She kept his cloak beside her until his master came home.
17 Then she gave him the same story, saying, The Hebrew servant whom you have taken into our house came in to make sport of me; 17 Then she told him this story: "That Hebrew slave you brought us came to me to make sport of me.
18 And when I gave a loud cry he went running out without his coat. 18 But as soon as I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house."
19 And hearing his wife's account of what his servant had done, he became very angry. 19 When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, "This is how your slave treated me," he burned with anger.
20 And Joseph's master took him and put him in prison, in the place where the king's prisoners were kept in chains, and he was there in the prison-house. 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, and was good to him, and made the keeper of the prison his friend. 21 the LORD was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.
22 And the keeper of the prison put all the prisoners under Joseph's control, and he was responsible for whatever was done there. 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 And the keeper of the prison gave no attention to anything which was under his care, because the Lord was with him; and the Lord made everything he did go well. 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.