Joseph is Thrown into Prison

Genesis 39:7-23

When Potiphar’s wife saw that Joseph was a well built and handsome man, she lusted over him and said, “Come with me!”

Joseph answered, “My master had entrusted everything he owned into my care except you. How then can I commit such an evil sin and betray my master?”

Nevertheless, Potiphar’s wife kept bugging Joseph day by day to stay with her.

One day, when Joseph went into Potiphar’s house to perform his daily chores, Potiphar’s wife grabbed Joseph by his cloak and said, “Come and stay with me!”

Joseph refused and he quickly turned to run away from Potiphar’s wife, leaving his cloak in her hand.

Potiphar’s wife took Joseph’s cloak and said to her household servants, “See, the Hebrew slave tried to abuse me but I screamed and he escaped, leaving his cloak with me.”

After Potiphar came back, she showed him Joseph’s cloak and said, “The Hebrew man whom you have just hired tried to abuse me but I screamed. So he ran away, and left his cloak to me.”

When Potiphar heard this, he was furious and threw Joseph into the king’s prison.

God was with Joseph and the prison guard put Joseph in charged of the prisoners there. The prison guard did not have to worry about anything, because God blessed Joseph and made sure everything he did prospered.

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