Narrative Lectionary 103
5 EEFrom the time that he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, the Lord blessedFF the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; the blessingGG of the Lord was on all that he had, in house and field.HH
8 But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Look,VV with me here, my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my hand. 9 He is not greaterWW in this house than I am, nor has he kept backXX anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great wickedness,YY and sinZZ against God?”AAA
10 AndBBB although she spokeCCC to Joseph day after day, he would not consentDDD to lie beside her or to be with her. 11 EEEOne day, however, when he wentFFF into the house to do his work,GGG and while no oneHHH else was in the house,
13 NNNWhen she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside, 14 she called outOOO to the membersPPP of her household and said to them, “See, my husband has broughtQQQ among us a HebrewRRR to insultSSS us!
16 Then she keptZZZ his garment by her until his master came home, 17 and she toldAAAA him the same story,BBBB saying, “The Hebrew servant,CCCC whom you have brought among us, came in to me to insult me; 18 butDDDD as soon as I raised my voice and cried out, he left his garment beside me, and fled outside.”
22 The chief jailer committedRRRR to Joseph’s care all the prisonersSSSS who were in the prison, and whatever was done there, he was the one who did it. 23 The chief jailer paid no heedTTTT to anything that was in Joseph’s care, because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper.
Image credit: “Josef a Putifarka” by Georges Kars, 1910.