Genesis 39
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Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

1Ioseph was brought vnto Egypt, and Putiphar, a Lorde of Pharaos, and his chiefe stewarde, an Egyptian, bought hym of the Ismaelites, whiche had brought hym thyther. 2And God was with Ioseph, and he became a luckie man, continuyng in the house of his maister the Egyptian. 3And his maister saw that God was with hym, and that God made all that he dyd to prosper in his hande. 4And Ioseph founde grace in his maisters syght, and serued hym: And he made hym ouerseer of his house, & put all that he had in his hande. 5And it came to passe from the tyme that he had made hym ouerseer of his house, and ouer all that he had, the Lorde blessed the Egyptians house for Iosephes sake: and the blessyng of the Lorde was vpon all that he had in the house and in the fielde. 6And therfore he left all that he had in Iosephes hande: and he knewe nothyng with hym, saue onlye the breade which he dyd eate. And Ioseph was a goodly person, and a well fauoured. 7And after this, his maisters wyfe cast her eyes vpon Ioseph, and saide: come lye with me. 8But he refused, and sayde vnto his maisters wyfe: Beholde, my maister woteth not what he hath in the house with me, and hath committed all that he hath to my hande. 9There is no man greater in the house then I, neither hath he kept any thyng from me but only thee, because thou art his wyfe: how then can I do euen this so great a wickednes, & sinne against God? 10And after this maner spake she to Ioseph day by day: but he hearkened not vnto her to sleepe neare her, or to be in her company. 11And on a certaine conuenient day, Ioseph entred into the house to do his businesse, and there was none of the housholde by, in the house. 12Then she caught him by the garment, saying: lye with me. And he left his garment in her hande, and fledde, and got hym out.

Joseph Falsely Imprisoned

13And when she sawe that he had lefte his garment in her hande, and was fled out: 14She called vnto the men of her house, and tolde them, saying: See, he hath brought in an Hebrue vnto vs, to do vs shame: for he came in to me to haue lyen with me, and I began to crie with a loude voyce: 15And when he hearde that I lyft vp my voyce and cryed, he left his garment with me, & fled away, and got hym out. 16And she layed vp his garment by her, vntyll her Lorde came home. 17And she tolde him with these wordes, saying: This Hebrue seruaunt whiche thou hast brought vnto vs, came vnto me to do me shame. 18But assoone as I lyft vp my voyce and cryed, he left his garment with me, and fledde out.

19When his maister hearde the wordes of his wyfe whiche she tolde hym, saying, after this maner dyd thy seruaunt to me: he waxed wroth. 20And Iosephes maister toke hym, and put hym in pryson, euen into the place where the kynges prysoners laye bounde: and there continued he in prison. 21But the Lord was with Ioseph, and shewed hym mercie, and got hym fauour in the sight of the lord of the prison. 22And the keper of the prison committed to Iosephes hande all the prisoners that were in the prison house, and what so euer was done there, that dyd he. 23And the keper of the prison loked vnto nothyng that was vnder his hande, seyng that the Lord was with hym: For whatsoeuer he dyd, the Lorde made it to prosper.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Genesis 38
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