39 Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him [a]from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there.2 The Lord was with Joseph, so he became a [b]successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.3 Now his master saw that the Lord was with him and how the Lordcaused all that he did to prosper in his hand.4 So Joseph found favor in his sight and [c]became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his [d]charge.5 It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the Lordblessed the Egyptian’s house on account of Joseph; thus the Lord’s blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field.6 So he left everything he owned in Joseph’s [e]charge; and with him there he did not [f]concern himself with anything except the [g]food which he [h]ate.
Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.7 It came about after these events that his master’s wife [i]looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.”8 But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Behold, with me here, my master [j]does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my [k]charge.9 [l]There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and sin against God?”10 As she spoke to Joseph day after day, he did not listen to her to lie beside her or be with her.
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