The First Book of Moses, called Genesis
1 – And Joseph was brought into Egypt, and Putiphar an eunuch of Pharao, chief captain of the army, an Egyptian, bought him of the Ismaelites, by whom he was brought.
2 – And the Lord was with him, and he was a prosperous man in all things: and he dwelt in his master’s house,
3 – Who knew very well that the Lord was with him, and made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
4 – And Joseph found favour in the sight of his master, and ministered to him: and being set over all by him, he governed the house committed to him, and all things that were delivered to him:
5 – And the Lord blessed the house of the Egyptian for Joseph’s sake, and multiplied all his substance, both at home, and in the fields.
7 – h And after many days his mistress ‘cast her eyes on Joseph, and said: Lie with me.
8 – Neither knew he any other thing, but the bread which he ate. And Joseph was of a beautiful countenance, and comely to behold.
8 – But he, in no wise consenting to that wicked act, said to her: Behold, my master hath delivered all things to me, and knoweth not what he hath in his own house:
9 – Neither is there any thing which is hot in my power, or that he hath not delivered to me, but thee, who art his wife : how then can I do this wicked thing, and I sin against my God?
10 – With such words as these day by day, both the woman was importunate with the young man, and he refused the adultery.
11 – Now it happened on it certain day, that Joseph went into the house, and was doing some business without any, man with him:
12 – And she catching the skirt of his garment, said: Lie with me. But he leaving the garment in her hand, fled, and went out.
13 – And when the woman saw the garment in her hands, and herself disregarded,
14 – She called to her the men of her house, and said to them: See, he hath brought in a Hebrew, to abuse us: he came in to me, to lie with me : and when I cried out,
16 – And he heard my voice, he left the garment that I held, and got him out.
16 – For a proof therefore of her fidelity, she kept the garment, and shewed it to her husband when he returned home:
17 – And said: The Hebrew servant, whom thou best brought, came to me to abuse me.
18 – And when he heard me cry, he left the garment which I held, and fled out.
19 – His master hearing these things, and giving too much credit to his wife’s words, was very angry.
20 – And cast Joseph into the prison, where the king’s prisoners were kept, and he was there shut up.
21 – But the Lord was with Joseph and having mercy upon him gave him favour in the sight of the chief keeper of the prison:
22 – Who delivered into his hand all the prisoners that were kept in custody: and whatsoever was done was under him.
23 – Neither did he himself know any thing, having committed all things to him: for the Lord was with him, and made all that he did to prosper.
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