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.
Yosef Ne Potifar Yere Ho Asɛm
1Wɔde Yosef kɔɔ Misraim. Misraimni Potifar a na ɔyɛ Misraimhene Farao dabehene a na otua asraafodɔm ano no na ɔtɔɔ Yosef fii Ismaelfo aguadifo no nsam.
2Na Awurade ka Yosef ho nti, nʼabrabɔ sii no yiye. Ɔtenaa ne wura Misraimni no fi. 3Yosef wura no huu sɛ Awurade ka ne ho, na nea na ɔyɛ biara no, Awurade hyiraa so maa no, na 4Yosef nyaa nʼanim adom ma ɔde no yɛɛ ne boafo. Ankyɛ koraa na Potifar de Yosef sii ne fifo so panyin, de nea ɔwɔ nyinaa hyɛɛ ne nsa. 5Bere a Potifar de Yosef sii ne fifo so panyin, de nea ɔwɔ nyinaa hyɛɛ ne nsa no, Awurade hyiraa Misraimni Potifar fie so, esiane Yosef nti. Awurade hyiraa nʼagyapade a ɛwɔ fi ne ne mfuw nyinaa so. 6Enti ɔde nʼagyapade nyinaa hyɛɛ Yosef nsa. Esiane sɛ Potifar de nʼagyapade ne nʼadwumade nyinaa hyɛɛ Yosef nsa nti, wannwene biribiara ho sɛ aduan a obedi nko ara.
Na Yosef yɛ aberante a ɔwɔ nnyinaso, na ne ho nso yɛ fɛ yiye. 7Ankyɛ ahe biara na Yosef wura Potifar yere tuu nʼani sii ne so, ka kyerɛɛ Yosef se, “Bra, na wo ne me mmɛda!”
8Nanso Yosef ampene so, ka kyerɛɛ ne wura yere no se, “Esiane sɛ fie ha biribiara hyɛ me nsa nti, me wura nnwen fie ha biribiara ho. Ɔde nʼagyapade nyinaa ahyɛ me nsa. 9Obiara nni tumi nsen me wɔ fie ha. Me wura mfa biribiara nkame me wɔ fie ha sɛ wo nko ara, efisɛ woyɛ ne yere. Onyame mpa ngu sɛ mɛyɛ ade a ɛte saa. Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na matumi ayɛ amumɔyɛde a ɛte sɛɛ! Ɛbɛyɛ bɔne kɛse atia Onyankopɔn.” 10Ɛwɔ mu sɛ da biara na Potifar yere no de saa asɛm yi hiahia Yosef ho de, nanso Yosef antwiw ammɛn no mpo, na akowie sɛ ɔne no bɛda.
11Da koro bi, Yosef kɔɔ fie hɔ sɛ ɔrekɔyɛ nʼadwuma. Oduu hɔ no, na asomfo no mu biara nni hɔ. 12Potifar yere no soo Yosef atade mu kyeree no, ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Bra na wo ne me mmɛda!” Nanso Yosef yii nʼatade no guu ne so, guan fii fie hɔ.
13Potifar yere no huu sɛ Yosef agyaw nʼatade wɔ ne nsam aguan afi fie hɔ no, 14ɔfrɛɛ ne fifo, de nteɛteɛmu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Monhwɛ! Me kunu akɔfa Hebrini bi aba fie ha sɛ ommegu yɛn anim ase. Ɔbaa ha sɛ ɔrebɛto me mmonnaa na meteɛteɛɛ mu. 15Ɔtee sɛ mereteɛteɛ mu no, oyii nʼatade guu me so, guan fii fie ha.”
16Potifar yere no de Yosef atade a oyi guu ne so no siei, kosii sɛ ne kunu bae. 17Ɔbea no bɔɔ ne kunu amanneɛ se, “Hebrini akoa no a wokɔtɔɔ no brɛɛ yɛn no baa me nkyɛn sɛ anka ɔrebɛto me mmonnaa. 18Meteɛteɛ mu no na oguan fii fie ha, gyaw nʼatade.”
19Bere a Yosef wura Potifar tee asɛm a ne yere ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Ɔkwan a wʼakoa no de me faa so ni” no, ne bo fuw yiye. 20Yosef wura Potifar tee asɛm no no, ɔkyeree Yosef kɔtoo afiase, faako a ɔhene nneduafo gu no.
Bere a Yosef da afiase hɔ no, 21na Awurade ka ne ho. Awurade yɛɛ no adɔe ma ɛno nti, afiase sohwɛfo panyin no pɛɛ nʼasɛm yiye. 22Ɛyɛɛ saa maa afiase sohwɛfo panyin no de Yosef sii nneduafo no nyinaa so panyin, a na biribiara a wɔyɛ wɔ afiase hɔ no hyɛ ne nsa. 23Esiane sɛ na Awurade ka Yosef ho no nti, na afiase sohwɛfo panyin no nhaw ne ho nyɛ adwuma. Efisɛ biribiara a Yosef bɛyɛ no, Awurade hyira so ma esi yiye.