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Genesis 39:1-3 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Joseph Is Sold to Potiphar in Egypt

39 The traders[a] who bought Joseph took him down to Egypt. They sold him to the captain of Pharaoh’s guard, Potiphar. The Lord helped Joseph become a successful man. Joseph lived in the house of his master, Potiphar the Egyptian.

Potiphar saw that the Lord was with Joseph and that the Lord helped Joseph be successful in everything he did.


  1. Genesis 39:1 traders Literally, “Ishmaelites.”
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Genesis 39:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

39 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.

The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did,

New International Version (NIV)

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