Joseph later had another dream,
and he told his brothers, “Listen
to what else I dreamed. The sun,
the moon, and eleven stars
bowed down to me.”
Meanwhile, the merchants
had sold Joseph in Egypt to
a man named Potiphar, who
was the king’s official.
Now Joseph had been taken down to
Egypt. An Egyptian named Potiphar
was an officer to the king of Egypt and
the captain of the palace guard. He
bought Joseph from the merchants
who had brought him down there.
The Lord was with Joseph, and
he became a successful man.
He lived in the house of his
master, Potiphar the Egyptian.
Potiphar saw that the Lord
was with Joseph and that
the Lord made Joseph
successful in everything he
Work willingly at whatever
you do, as though you were
working for the Lord rather
than for people.
So Potiphar was very happy with
Joseph and allowed him to be his
personal servant. He put Joseph in
charge of the house, trusting him
with everything he owned.
So Potiphar left Joseph in
charge of everything he
owned and was not
concerned about anything
except the food he ate.
Now Joseph was well built and
handsome. After some time the
wife of Joseph’s master began to
desire Joseph, and one day she
said to him, “Have sex with me.”
For the world offers only a craving
for physical pleasure, a craving for
everything we see, and pride in our
achievements and possessions.
These are not from the Father, but
are from this world.
But I tell you that anyone who
looks at a woman lustfully has
already committed adultery with
her in his heart.
But Joseph refused and said to her,
“My master trusts me with everything
in his house. He has put me in
charge of everything he owns. There
is no one in his house greater than I.
He has not kept anything
from me except you,
because you are his wife.
Marriage should be honored by
everyone. And every marriage
should be kept pure between
husband and wife. God will judge
guilty those who commit sexual sins
Do you not know that your
body is a temple of the
Holy Spirit ... ? Therefore
honor God with your body.
The woman talked to Joseph
every day, but he refused to
have sex with her or even
spend time with her.
Can you build a fire in your lap and not
burn your pants? Can you walk barefoot on
hot coals and not get blisters? It’s the same
when you have sex with your neighbor’s
wife: Touch her and you’ll pay for it. No
One day Joseph went into the house
to do his work as usual and was the
only man in the house at that time.
His master’s wife grabbed his coat
and said to him, “Have sex with me.”
But Joseph left his
coat in her hand and
ran out of the house.
So run away from
sexual sin. It involves the
body in a way that no
other sin does.
When she saw that Joseph had left
his coat in her hands and had run
outside, she called to the servants in
her house and said, “Look! This
Hebrew slave was brought here to
shame us. He came in and tried to
have sex with me, but I screamed. My
scream scared him and he ran away,
but he left his coat with me.”
She kept his coat until her
husband came home, and she told
him the same story.
Do you not know that your
body is a temple of the Holy
Spirit ... ? Therefore honor God
with your body.
When Joseph’s master heard
what his wife said Joseph had
done, he became very angry. So
Potiphar arrested Joseph and put
him into the prison where the
king’s prisoners were put. And
Joseph stayed there in the prison.