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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 (Traditional)

創世記 39:1-23


1約瑟以實瑪利商人帶到埃及,賣給了法老的內臣護衛長波提乏2約瑟住在他的埃及主人家中,耶和華與他同在,使他凡事亨通。 3他主人看出耶和華與他同在,使他凡事亨通, 4就賞識他,讓他服侍自己,派他管理自己家中一切事務。 5自從埃及波提乏約瑟管理自己家中一切事務以後,耶和華因為約瑟的緣故而賜福他主人家,使他主人家裡和田間的一切都蒙福。 6於是,波提乏把一切事都交給約瑟管理,除了自己要吃的食物以外,什麼也不管。

約瑟體格健壯,相貌英俊。 7後來,波提乏的妻子看中了約瑟,向他眉目傳情,要引誘他上床。 8約瑟拒絕了她,說:「我主人信任我,把家裡一切事都交給我管理。 9在這家裡,沒有人比我權力更大了,我主人把一切都交給了我,唯獨你除外,因為你是他的妻子。我怎能做這種醜事得罪上帝呢?」 10但她還是每天勾引約瑟約瑟不從,並儘量避開她。

11一天,約瑟進屋裡辦事,那時屋裡沒有其他人。 12波提乏的妻子抓住約瑟的外衣,硬要與他上床。約瑟丟下外衣擺脫她逃了出去。 13她見約瑟丟下外衣逃了出去, 14就叫來家裡的人,對他們說:「你們看,我丈夫帶回家的這個希伯來人戲弄我們!他進來要與我上床,我就大聲呼喊, 15他聽見我大聲喊叫,就把衣服丟在我這裡,逃了出去。」 16她把約瑟的外衣留在身邊,等她丈夫回來後, 17就對他說:「你帶回來的那個希伯來人進來要戲弄我, 18我大聲喊叫,他就把衣服丟在我這裡,逃了出去。」

19波提乏聽了妻子講述約瑟如何對待她之後,勃然大怒, 20約瑟關進王囚禁犯人的監牢。 21約瑟坐牢的時候,耶和華與他同在,恩待他,使監獄長賞識他。 22監獄長把獄中所有囚犯及一切事務都交給約瑟管理。 23凡交到約瑟手中的事情,監獄長都很放心,因為耶和華與約瑟同在,使他凡事亨通。