(39:1) "Potiphar ... bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites."|
Who brought Joseph into Egypt?
Joseph and the Eunuch's Wife
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
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in
the house of his master the Egyptian.
And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all
that he did to prosper in his hand.
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.
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.||
Joseph is seduced by Potiphar's wife. He rejects her advances, but she claims he "came in unto" her.
(39:7) "His master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me."
Joseph and Potiphar's wife
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
And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and
she said, Lie with me.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.||
(39:12) "She caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her
hand, and fled."
And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her
hand, and was fled forth,
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:||
(39:14) "He came in unto me."|
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.||
And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.||
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:||
(39:17) "The Hebrew servant ... came in unto me to mock me:."|
And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his
garment with me, and fled out.||
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.||
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.||
But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in
the sight of the keeper of the prison.||
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
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