So he left everything he owned in Joseph’s [a]charge; and with him there he did not [b]concern himself with anything except the [c]food which he [d]ate.

Now Joseph was (A)handsome in form and appearance. It came about after these events (B)that his master’s wife [e]looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, “(C)Lie with me.” But (D)he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Behold, with me here, my master [f]does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my [g]charge. [h](E)There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and (F)sin against God?” 10 As she spoke to Joseph day after day, he did not listen to her to lie beside her or be with her. 11 Now it happened [i]one day that he went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the household was there inside. 12 She caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me!” And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 39:6 Lit hand
  2. Genesis 39:6 Lit know
  3. Genesis 39:6 Lit bread
  4. Genesis 39:6 Or used to eat
  5. Genesis 39:7 Lit lifted up her eyes at
  6. Genesis 39:8 Lit does not know what is in the house
  7. Genesis 39:8 Lit hand
  8. Genesis 39:9 Or He is not greater
  9. Genesis 39:11 Lit about this day

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