13 [a]When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside, 14 she called to the men of her household and said to them, “See, he has brought in a [b]Hebrew to us to make sport of us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I [c]screamed. 15 When he heard that I raised my voice and [d]screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled and went outside.” 16 So she [e]left his garment beside her until his master came home. 17 Then she (A)spoke to him [f]with these words, “[g]The Hebrew slave, whom you brought to us, came in to me to make sport of me; 18 and as I raised my voice and [h]screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled outside.”

Joseph Imprisoned

19 Now when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, “[i]This is what your slave did to me,” (B)his anger burned. 20 So Joseph’s master took him and (C)put him into the jail, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined; and he was there in the jail. 21 But (D)the Lord was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and (E)gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer. 22 The chief jailer (F)committed to Joseph’s [j]charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was [k]responsible for it. 23 (G)The chief jailer did not supervise anything under [l]Joseph’s charge because (H)the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, (I)the Lord made to prosper.

Read full chapter


  1. Genesis 39:13 Lit And it came about when
  2. Genesis 39:14 Lit Hebrew man
  3. Genesis 39:14 Lit called with a great voice
  4. Genesis 39:15 Lit called out
  5. Genesis 39:16 Lit let...lie beside
  6. Genesis 39:17 Lit according to
  7. Genesis 39:17 Lit saying, “The
  8. Genesis 39:18 Lit called out
  9. Genesis 39:19 Lit According to these things your slave
  10. Genesis 39:22 Lit hand
  11. Genesis 39:22 Lit the doer
  12. Genesis 39:23 Lit his hand

Bible Gateway Sponsors