1 Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh,
captain of the guard, an Egyptian man, bought him from the hands of the Ishmaelites who
had taken him down there.
2 And Jehovah was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house
of his master the Egyptian.
3 And his master saw that Jehovah was with him and that Jehovah made all he did to
prosper in his hand.
4 And Joseph found favor in his eyes, and served him. And he appointed him over his
house, and all that he had he entrusted to his hand.
5 And it came to pass, from the time that he had appointed him over his house and all that
he had, that Jehovah blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of
Jehovah was upon all that he had in the house and in the field.
6 Thus he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and he did not know what he had except
for the bread which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome and good looking.
7 And it came to pass after these things that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph,
and she said, Lie with me.
8 But he refused and said to his master's wife, Behold, my master does not know what is
with me in the house, and he has entrusted all that he has into my hand.
9 There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but
you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great evil, and sin against God?
10 And it came to pass, as she spoke to Joseph day after day, that he did not give heed to
her, to lie with her or to be with her.
11 And it happened about this time, when Joseph went into the house to do his work, and
none of the men of the house were inside,
12 that she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me. But he left his garment in her
hand, and fled and went outside.
13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had
14 that she summoned the men of her house and spoke to them, saying, Behold, he has
brought in to us a Hebrew man to make sport of us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I
cried out with a loud voice.
15 And it happened, when he heard that I lifted my voice and cried out, that he left his
garment with me, and fled and went outside.
16 So she kept his garment with her until his master came into the house.
17 And she spoke to him with words like these, saying, The Hebrew servant whom you
brought to us came in to me to make sport of me;
18 and it happened, as I lifted my voice and cried out, that he left his garment with me and
19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words which his wife spoke to him,
saying, Your servant did to me after this manner, that his anger burned.
20 And Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison house, the place where the
king's prisoners were confined. And he was there in the prison house.
21 But Jehovah was with Joseph and extended mercy to him, and He gave him favor in
the eyes of the warden of the prison house.
22 And the warden of the prison house entrusted into Joseph's hand all the prisoners who
were in the prison house; whatever they did there, it was his doing.
23 The warden of the prison house did not oversee anything that was under his hand,
because Jehovah was with him; and whatever he did, Jehovah made it prosper.