يوسف وزوجة فوطيفار
1وَأَخَذَ الإِسْمَاعِيلِيُّونَ يُوسُفَ إِلَى مِصْرَ، فَاشْتَرَاهُ مِنْهُمْ مِصْرِيٌّ يُدْعَى فُوطِيفَارَ، كَانَ خَصِيَّ فِرْعَوْنَ وَرَئِيسَ الْحَرَسِ. 2وَكَانَ الرَّبُّ مَعَ يُوسُفَ، فَأَفْلَحَ فِي أَعْمَالِهِ، وَأَقَامَ فِي بَيْتِ سَيِّدِهِ الْمِصْرِيِّ. 3وَرَأَى مَوْلاهُ أَنَّ الرَّبَّ مَعَهُ وَأَنَّهُ يُكَلِّلُ كُلَّ مَا تَصْنَعُهُ يَدَاهُ بِالنَّجَاحِ، 4فَحَظِيَ يُوسُفُ بِرِضَى سَيِّدِهِ، فَجَعَلَهُ وَكِيلاً عَلَى بَيْتِهِ وَوَلَّاهُ عَلَى كُلِّ مَالَهُ. 5وَبَارَكَ الرَّبُّ بَيْتَ الْمِصْرِيِّ وَكُلَّ مَالَهُ مِنْ مُقْتَنَيَاتٍ فِي الْبَيْتِ وَالْحَقْلِ بِفَضْلِ يُوسُفَ. 6فَعَهِدَ بِكُلِّ مَالَهُ إِلَى يُوسُفَ. وَلَمْ يَكُنْ يَعْرِفُ مَعَهُ شَيْئاً إِلّا الْخُبْزَ الَّذِي يَأْكُلُهُ. وَكَانَ يُوسُفُ جَمِيلَ الْهَيْئَةِ وَسِيمَ الْوَجْهِ.
7ثُمَّ لَمْ تَلْبَثْ أَنْ أُغْرِمَتْ بِهِ زَوْجَةُ مَوْلاهُ فَقَالَتْ: «اضْطَجِعْ مَعِي». 8فَأَبَى وَقَالَ لَهَا: «هُوَذَا سَيِّدِي قَدْ عَهِدَ إِلَيَّ بِكُلِّ مَا يَمْلِكُ فِي هَذَا الْبَيْتِ وَلَمْ يُشْغِلْ نَفْسَهُ بِأَيِّ شَأْنٍ فِيهِ. 9وَلَيْسَ فِي هَذَا الْبَيْتِ مَنْ هُوَ أَعْظَمُ مِنِّي. وَلَمْ يَمْنَعْ عَنِّي شَيْئاً غَيْرَكِ لأَنَّكِ زَوْجَتُهُ. فَكَيْفَ أَقْتَرِفُ هَذَا الشَّرَّ الْعَظِيمَ وَأُخْطِئُ إِلَى اللهِ؟» 10وَلَمْ يُذْعِنْ يُوسُفُ لَهَا مَعَ أَنَّهَا كَانَتْ تُلِحُّ عَلَيْهِ يَوْماً بَعْدَ آخَرَ.
11وَحَدَثَ يَوْماً أَنَّهُ دَخَلَ الْبَيْتَ لِيَقُومَ بِعَمَلِهِ، وَلَمْ يَكُنْ فِي الْمَنْزِلِ أَحَدٌ، 12فَأَمْسَكَتْهُ مِنْ رِدَائِهِ وَقَالَتْ: «اضْطَجِعْ مَعِي». فَتَرَكَ رِدَاءَهُ بِيَدِهَا وَهَرَبَ خَارِجاً تَارِكاً رِدَاءَهُ بِيَدِهَا 13وَعِنْدَمَا رَأَتْ أَنَّهُ قَدْ رَفَضَ وَهَرَبَ خَارِجاً تَارِكاً رِدَاءَهُ بِيَدِهَا 14نَادَتْ أَهْلَ بَيْتِهَا وَقَالَتْ: «انْظُرُوا مَا جَرَى؟ هَذَا الْعِبْرَانِيُّ الَّذِي جَاءَ بِهِ زَوْجِي إِلَى الْبَيْتِ. شَرَعَ يُرَاوِدُنِي عَنْ نَفْسِي. دَخَلَ غُرْفَتِي وَحَاوَلَ اغْتِصَابِي، فَصَرَخْتُ بِأَعْلَى صَوْتِي. 15وَعِنْدَمَا سَمِعَنِي قَدْ رَفَعْتُ صَوْتِي وَصَرَخْتُ، تَرَكَ رِدَاءَهُ مَعِي وَهَرَبَ خَارِجاً».
16وَأَلْقَتْ رِدَاءَهُ إِلَى جَانِبِهَا حَتَّى قَدِمَ مَوْلاهُ إِلَى بَيْتِهِ، 17فَقَصَّتْ عَلَيْهِ مِثْلَ هَذَا الْحَدِيثِ قَائِلَةً: «دَخَلَ الْعَبْدُ الْعِبْرَانِيُّ الَّذِي جِئْتَ بِهِ إِلَيْنَا لِيُرَاوِدَنِي عَنْ نَفْسِي، 18وَحِينَ رَفَعْتُ صَوْتِي وَصَرَخْتُ، تَرَكَ ثَوْبَهُ بِجَانِبِي وَفَرَّ خَارِجاً».
19فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ سَيِّدُهُ كَلامَ زَوْجَتِهِ وَمَا اتَّهَمَتْ بِهِ يُوسُفَ احْتَدَمَ غَضَبُهُ، 20فَقَبَضَ عَلَى يُوسُفَ وَزَجَّهُ فِي السِّجْنِ، حَيْثُ كَانَ أَسْرَى الْمَلِكِ مُعْتَقَلِينَ، فَمَكَثَ هُنَاكَ.
21وَلَكِنَّ الرَّبَّ كَانَ مَعَ يُوسُفَ، فَأَغْدَقَ عَلَيْهِ رَحْمَتَهُ، فَنَالَ رِضَى رَئِيسِ السِّجْنِ، 22حَتَّى عَهِدَ إِلَى يُوسُفَ بِكُلِّ الْمَسَاجِينِ الْمُعْتَقَلِينَ، وَجَعَلَهُ مَسْؤولاً عَنْ كُلِّ مَا يَجْرِي هُنَاكَ. 23وَلَمْ يُحَاسِبْ رَئِيسُ السِّجْنِ يُوسُفَ بِأَيِّ شَيْءٍ أَوْكَلَهُ إِلَيْهِ، لأَنَّ الرَّبَّ كَانَ مَعَهُ. وَمَهْمَا فَعَلَ كَانَ الرَّبُّ يُكَلِّلُهُ بِالنَّجَاحِ.
1And 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 thither. 2And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. 3And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand. 4And 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. 5And 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. 6And 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 well favoured.
7¶ And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. 8But 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 my hand; 9There 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? 10And 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. 11And 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. 12And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
13And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, 14That 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 loud: Heb. great 15And 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. 16And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home. 17And 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: 18And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
19And 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. 20And 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.
21¶ But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.39.21 shewed…: Heb. extended kindness unto him 22And 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 it. 23The 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 prosper.