Saturday, September 22, 2012

Genesis 39: Translation

Genesis 39

1Now Joseph was brought down to Egypt. And Potiphar, Pharaoh’s officer, the Commander of the Bodyguard, an Egyptian man, bought him from the hand of the Ishmaelites, who brought him down there. 2And Yahweh was with Joseph. And so he was a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. 3And his master saw that Yahweh was with him, and [that] all that he did Yahweh was making successful in his hand. 4And so Joseph found favor in his eyes. And he served him. And he made him an overseer over his house.

Now, he gave all that belonged to him into his care [lit. hand]. 5And from that time on he was overseeing him/it[?] in his house and over all that belonged to him. And so Yahweh blessed the house of the Egyptian because of Joseph.

And the blessing of Yahweh was on all that belonged to him in the house and in the field. 6And he left all that was his in the hand of Joseph, and didn’t worry about [lit. know with himself] anything, except the bread that he was eating.

Now Joseph was sexy in form and sexy in appearance. 7And it happened after these things[lit. words] that his master’s wife started checking out [lit. lifted up her eyes toward] Joseph, and she said, “Sleep with me.” 8And he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Look, my master doesn’t worry about [lit. know with himself] whatever’s in his house and all that belongs to him he gave into my care [lit. hand]. 9There’s nobody greater in this house than me, and he didn’t withhold from me anything, except you, because you’re his wife! So how could I do this great evil and sin against God?”

10And there was a similar invitation to Joseph [lit. it was like her word to Joseph] day after day, but he didn’t listen to her to sleep next to her or to be with her. 11And it happened like this day that he went into the house to do his work, but there wasn’t a man in from the men of house there in the house. 12And she grabbed him by his clothes saying, “Sleep with me!” So he left his clothing in her hand and fled and went out to the outside.

 13And it happened as she saw that he left his clothing in her hand and fled to the outside 14that she screamed to men in her house and she said to them saying, “Look, he brought a Hebrew man in to us to make fun of us! He came in to me to sleep with me, so I screamed with a loud voice!” 15And it happened as he heard that  I raised my voice and screamed that he left his clothing next to me and fled and went out to the outside.” 16 And she put his clothes down next to her until his master came in to his house. 17And she told him  like these words by saying, “That Hebrew slave that you brought in to us came into me to make fun of me! 18And it happened as I raised my voice and screamed that he left his clothing next to me and fled to the outside!” 19And it happened as his master heard the words of his wife that she spoke to him saying, “your slave did like these words to me” that he got really angry. 20And so Joseph’s master took him and gave him to the jail-house, a place that the king’s prisoners were being imprisoned.

And he was there in the prison-house. 21And Yahweh was with Joseph. And he extended loyalty to him and He gave His favor in the eyes of the commander of the prison-house. 22And the commander of the prison-house gave into Joseph’s care [lit. hand] all the prisoners that were in the prison-house and he was doing all that they were doing there. 23There wasn’t the commander of the prison-house looking over all of anything in his care [hand] because Yahweh was with him and what he did Yahweh made successful. 

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