- And Joseph was brought down to Egypt;
and Petephres the eunuch of Pharao, the
[a] captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought
him of the hands of the Ismaelites, who
brought him down thither.
- And the Lord
was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous
man; and he was in the house with his lord
- And his master knew that
the Lord was with him, and the Lord prospers
in his hands whatsoever he happens to
- And Joseph found grace in the presence
of his lord, and was well-pleasing to
him; and he set him over his house, and all
that he had he gave into the hand of Joseph.
- And it came to pass after that he was set
over his house, and over all that he had,
that the Lord blessed the house of the
Egyptian for Joseph's sake; and the blessing
of the Lord was on all his possessions in the
house, and in his field.
- And he committed
all that he had into the hands of Joseph;
and he knew not of anything that belonged
to him, save the bread which he himself ate.
And Joseph was handsome in form, and exceedingly
beautiful in countenance.
it came to pass after these things, that his
master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph, and
said, Lie with me.
- But he would not; but
said to his master's wife, If because of me
my master knows nothing in his house,
and has given into my hands all things that
belong to him:
- and in this house there is
nothing above me, nor has anything been
kept back from me, but thou, because thou
art his wife -- how then shall I do this wicked
thing, and sin against God?
- And when
she talked with Joseph day by day, and he
hearkened not to her to sleep with her, so
as to be with her,
- [b] it came to pass on a
certain day, that Joseph went into the house
to do his business, and there was no one of
the household within.
- And she caught
hold of him by his clothes, and said, Lie
with me; and having left his clothes in her
hands, he fled, and went forth.
- And it
came to pass, when she saw that he had left
his clothes in her hands, and fled, and gone
- that she called those that were in
the house, and spoke to them, saying, See,
he has brought in to us a Hebrew servant
to mock us -- he came in to me, saying, Lie
with me, and I cried with a loud voice.
- And when he heard that I lifted up my
voice and cried, having left his clothes with
me, he fled, and went forth out.
- So she
leaves the clothes by her, until the master
came to his house.
- And she spoke to him
according to these words, saying, The Hebrew
servant, whom thou broughtest in to
us, came in to me to mock me, and said to
me, I will lie with thee.
- And when he
heard that I lifted up my voice and cried,
having left his clothes with me, he fled and
- And it came to pass, when
his master heard all the words of his wife,
that she spoke to him, saying, Thus did thy
servant to me, that he was very angry.
- And his master took Joseph, and cast
him into the prison, into the place where
the king's prisoners are kept, there in the
- And the Lord was with Joseph,
and poured down mercy upon him; and he
gave him favour in the sight of the chief
keeper of the prison.
- And the chief keeper
of the prison gave the prison into the hand
of Joseph, and all the prisoners [c] as many as
were in the prison; and all things whatsoever
they do there, he did them.
- Because of
him the chief keeper of the prison knew
nothing, for all things were in the hand of
Joseph, because the Lord was with him; and
whatever things he did, the Lord made
them to prosper in his hands.
[a] Gr. chief cook. The same Hebrew word signifies
a cook, who was also a butcher; and a guardsman, who was also an executioner.
[b] Lit. there happened such a day, and, etc.
[c] Lit. men led away to prison or punishment.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]