1And Joseph hath been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, a eunuch of Pharaoh, head of the executioners, an Egyptian man,
buyeth him out of the hands of the Ishmaelites who have brought him thither.
2And Jehovah is with Joseph, and he is a prosperous man, and he is in the house of his lord the Egyptian,
3and his lord seeth that Jehovah is with him, and all that he is doing Jehovah is causing to prosper in his hand,
4and Joseph findeth grace in his eyes and serveth him, and he appointeth him over his house, and all that he hath he hath
given into his hand.
5And it cometh to pass from the time that he hath appointed him over his house, and over all that he hath, that Jehovah blesseth
the house of the Egyptian for Joseph`s sake, and the blessing of Jehovah is on all that he hath, in the house, and in the
6and he leaveth all that he hath in the hand of Joseph, and he hath not known anything that he hath, except the bread which
he is eating. And Joseph is of a fair form, and of a fair appearance.
7And it cometh to pass after these things, that his lord`s wife lifteth up her eyes unto Joseph, and saith, `Lie with me;`
8and he refuseth, and saith unto his lord`s wife, `Lo, my lord hath not known what [is] with me in the house, and all that
he hath he hath given into my hand;
9none is greater in this house than I, and he hath not withheld from me anything, except thee, because thou [art] his wife;
and how shall I do this great evil? -- then have I sinned against God.`
10And it cometh to pass at her speaking unto Joseph day [by] day, that he hath not hearkened unto her, to lie near her, to
be with her;
11and it cometh to pass about this day, that he goeth into the house to do his work, and there is none of the men of the house
there in the house,
12and she catcheth him by his garment, saying, `Lie with me;` and he leaveth his garment in her hand, and fleeth, and goeth
13And it cometh to pass when she seeth that he hath left his garment in her hand, and fleeth without,
14that she calleth for the men of her house, and speaketh to them, saying, `See, he hath brought in to us a man, a Hebrew,
to play with us; he hath come in unto me, to lie with me, and I call with a loud voice,
15and it cometh to pass, when he heareth that I have lifted up my voice and call, that he leaveth his garment near me, and
fleeth, and goeth without.`
16And she placeth his garment near her, until the coming in of his lord unto his house.
17And she speaketh unto him according to these words, saying, `The Hebrew servant whom thou hast brought unto us, hath come
in unto me to play with me;
18and it cometh to pass, when I lift my voice and call, that he leaveth his garment near me, and fleeth without.`
19And it cometh to pass when his lord heareth the words of his wife, which she hath spoken unto him, saying, `According to
these things hath thy servant done to me,` that his anger burneth;
20and Joseph`s lord taketh him, and putteth him unto the round-house, a place where the king`s prisoners [are] bound; and
he is there in the round-house.
21And Jehovah is with Joseph, and stretcheth out kindness unto him, and putteth his grace in the eyes of the chief of the
22and the chief of the round-house giveth into the hand of Joseph all the prisoners who [are] in the round-house, and of all
that they are doing there, he hath been doer;
23the chief of the round-house seeth not anything under his hand, because Jehovah [is] with him, and that which he is doing
Jehovah is causing to prosper.