Amplified Bible

Genesis 39

Joseph’s Success in Egypt

1Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the [royal] guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there. The Lord was with Joseph, and he [even though a slave] became a successful and prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. Now his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to prosper (succeed) in his hand. So Joseph pleased Potiphar and found favor in his sight and he served him as his personal servant. He made Joseph overseer over his house, and he put all that he owned in Joseph’s charge. It happened that from the time that he made Joseph overseer in his house and [put him in charge] over all that he owned, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house because of Joseph; so the Lord’s blessing was on everything that Potiphar owned, in the house and in the field. So Potiphar left all that he owned in Joseph’s charge; and with Joseph there he did not [need to] [a]pay attention to anything except the food he ate.

Now Joseph was handsome and attractive in form and appearance. Then after a time his master’s wife [b]looked at Joseph with desire, and she said, “Lie with me.” But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Look, with me in the house, my master does not concern himself with anything; he has put everything that he owns in my charge. He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept anything from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and sin against God [and your husband]?” 10 And so it was that she spoke to Joseph [persistently] day after day, but he did not listen to her [plea] to lie beside her or be with her. 11 Then it happened one day that Joseph went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the men of the household was there in the house. 12 She caught Joseph by his [outer] robe, saying, “Lie with me!” But he left his robe in her hand and ran, and got outside [the house]. 13 When she saw that he had left his robe in her hand and had run outside, 14 she called to the men of her household and said to them, “Look at this, your master has brought a Hebrew [into the household] to mock and insult us; he came to me to lie with me, and I screamed. 15 When he heard me screaming, he left his robe with me and ran outside [the house].” 16 So she left Joseph’s [outer] robe beside her until his master came home. 17 Then she told her husband the same story, saying, “The Hebrew servant, whom you brought among us, came to me to mock and insult me; 18 then as soon as I raised my voice and screamed, he left his robe with me and ran outside [the house].”

Joseph Imprisoned

19 And when Joseph’s master heard the words of his wife, saying, “This is the way your servant treated me,” his anger burned. 20 So Joseph’s master took him and put him in the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were confined; so he was there in the prison. 21 But the Lord was with Joseph and extended lovingkindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the warden. 22 The warden committed to Joseph’s care (management) all the prisoners who were in the prison; so that whatever was done there, he was [c]in charge of it. 23 The warden paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph’s care because the Lord was with him; whatever Joseph did, the Lord made to prosper.

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 39:6 Lit know.
  2. Genesis 39:7 Lit cast her eyes on.
  3. Genesis 39:22 Lit the doer.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 39


1约瑟被以实玛利商人带到埃及,卖给了法老的内臣护卫长波提乏。 约瑟住在他的埃及主人家中,耶和华与他同在,使他凡事亨通。 他主人看出耶和华与他同在,使他凡事亨通, 就赏识他,让他服侍自己,派他管理自己家中一切事务。 自从埃及人波提乏派约瑟管理自己家中一切事务以后,耶和华因为约瑟的缘故而赐福他主人家,使他主人家里和田间的一切都蒙福。 于是,波提乏把一切事都交给约瑟管理,除了自己要吃的食物以外,什么也不管。

约瑟体格健壮,相貌英俊。 后来,波提乏的妻子看中了约瑟,向他眉目传情,要引诱他上床。 约瑟拒绝了她,说:“我主人信任我,把家里一切事都交给我管理。 在这家里,没有人比我权力更大了,我主人把一切都交给了我,唯独你除外,因为你是他的妻子。我怎能做这种丑事得罪上帝呢?” 10 但她还是每天勾引约瑟,约瑟不从,并尽量避开她。

11 一天,约瑟进屋里办事,那时屋里没有其他人。 12 波提乏的妻子抓住约瑟的外衣,硬要与他上床。约瑟丢下外衣摆脱她逃了出去。 13 她见约瑟丢下外衣逃了出去, 14 就叫来家里的人,对他们说:“你们看,我丈夫带回家的这个希伯来人戏弄我们!他进来要与我上床,我就大声呼喊, 15 他听见我大声喊叫,就把衣服丢在我这里,逃了出去。” 16 她把约瑟的外衣留在身边,等她丈夫回来后, 17 就对他说:“你带回来的那个希伯来人进来要戏弄我, 18 我大声喊叫,他就把衣服丢在我这里,逃了出去。”

19 波提乏听了妻子讲述约瑟如何对待她之后,勃然大怒, 20 把约瑟关进王囚禁犯人的监牢。 21 约瑟坐牢的时候,耶和华与他同在,恩待他,使监狱长赏识他。 22 监狱长把狱中所有囚犯及一切事务都交给约瑟管理。 23 凡交到约瑟手中的事情,监狱长都很放心,因为耶和华与约瑟同在,使他凡事亨通。