THE LIE OF A WOMAN SENDS A MAN TO JAIL

Genesis 39:1-23

1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer

of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the

hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither. 2

And the LORD 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 the LORD [was] with him, and that the LORD made all that he

did to prosper in his hand. 4 And Joseph found grace in his

sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house,

and all [that] he had he put into his hand. 5 And it came to pass

from the time [that] he had made him overseer in his house, and

over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house

for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that

he had in the house, and in the field. 6 And he left all that he

had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread

which he did eat. And Joseph was [a] goodly [person], and well

favoured. 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 unto his master's wife, Behold, my

master wotteth not what [is] with me in the house, and he hath

committed all that he hath to my hand; 9 [There is] none greater

in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me

but thee, because thou [art] his wife: how then can I do this

great wickedness, and sin against God? 10 And it came to pass, as

she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to

lie by her, [or] to be with her. 11 And it came to pass about

this time, that [Joseph] went into the house to do his business;

and [there was] none of the men of the house there within. 12 And

she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left

his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. 13 And it

came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her

hand, and was fled forth, 14 That she called unto the men of her

house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an

Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and

I cried with a loud voice: 15 And it came to pass, when he heard

that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with

me, and fled, and got him out. 16 And she laid up his garment by

her, until his lord came home. 17 And she spake unto him

according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou

hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me: 18 And it came

to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his

garment with me, and fled out. 19 And it came to pass, when his

master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him,

saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath

was kindled. 20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into

the prison, a place where the king's prisoners [were] bound: and

he was there in the prison. 21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and

shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper

of the prison. 22 And the keeper of the prison committed to

Joseph's hand all the prisoners that [were] in the prison; and

whatsoever they did there, he was the doer [of it]. 23 The keeper

of the prison looked not to any thing [that was] under his hand;

because the LORD was with him, and [that] which he did, the LORD

made [it] to prosper.


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