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Genesis 39 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Joseph’s Success in Egypt

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:1 - Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him [fn]from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:2 - And the LORD was with Joseph, so he became a [fn]successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:3 - Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD made all that he did prosper in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:4 - So Joseph found favor in his sight and [fn]became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and [fn]put him in charge of all that he owned.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:5 - It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house on account of Joseph; so the LORD’S blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:6 - So he left [fn]Joseph in charge of everything that he owned; and with him there he did not [fn]concern himself with anything except the [fn]food which he [fn]ate.
Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:7 - And it came about after these events that his master’s wife [fn]had her eyes on Joseph, and she said, “Sleep with me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:8 - But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Look, with me here, my master [fn]does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has [fn]put me in charge of all that he owns.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:9 - [fn]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?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:10 - Though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he did not listen to her to lie beside her or be with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:11 - Now it happened [fn]one day that he went into the house to do his work, and none of the people of the household was there inside.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:12 - So she grabbed him by his garment, saying, “Sleep with me!” But he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:13 - [fn]When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:14 - she called to the men of her household and said to them, “See, he has brought in a [fn]Hebrew to us to make fun of us; he came in to me to sleep with me, and I [fn]screamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:15 - “When he heard that I raised my voice and [fn]screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled and went outside.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:16 - So she [fn]left his garment beside her until his master came home.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:17 - Then she spoke to him [fn]with these [fn]words: “The Hebrew slave, whom you brought to us, came in to me to make fun of me;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:18 - but when I raised my voice and [fn]screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled outside.”

Joseph Imprisoned

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:19 - Now when his master heard the words of his wife which she spoke to him, saying, “[fn]This is what your slave did to me,” his anger burned.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:20 - So Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined; and he was there in the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:21 - But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the warden of the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:22 - And the warden of the prison [fn]put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison; so that whatever was done there, he was [fn]responsible for it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:23 - The warden of the prison did not supervise anything [fn]under Joseph’s authority, because the LORD was with him; and, the LORD made whatever he did prosper.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit from the hand of
Or prosperous
Or ministered to him
Lit handed over to him
Lit in Joseph’s hand
Lit know
Lit bread
Or used to eat
Lit lifted up her eyes at
Lit does not know what is in the house
Lit handed over to me
Or He is not greater
Lit about this day
Lit And it came about when
Lit Hebrew man
Lit called with a great voice
Lit called out
Lit let...lie beside
Lit according to
Lit words, saying
Lit called out
Lit According to these things your slave
Lit handed over to Joseph all
Lit the doer
Lit in his hand

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