New International Version

Genesis 39:1-23

Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

1Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.

2The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. 3When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, 4Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. 5From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field. 6So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.

Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, 7and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, “Come to bed with me!”

8But he refused. “With me in charge,” he told her, “my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care. 9No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” 10And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.

11One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside. 12She caught him by his cloak and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.

13When she saw that he had left his cloak in her hand and had run out of the house, 14she called her household servants. “Look,” she said to them, “this Hebrew has been brought to us to make sport of us! He came in here to sleep with me, but I screamed. 15When he heard me scream for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.”

16She kept his cloak beside her until his master came home. 17Then she told him this story: “That Hebrew slave you brought us came to me to make sport of me. 18But as soon as I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.”

19When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, “This is how your slave treated me,” he burned with anger. 20Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined.

But while Joseph was there in the prison, 21the Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. 22So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there. 23The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 39:1-23

约瑟遭陷害

1约瑟以实玛利商人带到埃及,卖给了法老的内臣护卫长波提乏2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。 3他主人看出耶和华与他同在,使他凡事亨通, 4就赏识他,让他服侍自己,派他管理自己家中一切事务。 5自从埃及波提乏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。 6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。 7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。 8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。 9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。