So he left [a]Joseph in charge of everything that he owned; 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. And it came about after these events (B)that his master’s wife [e]had her eyes on Joseph, and she said, “(C)Sleep with me.” But (D)he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Look, with me here, my master [f]does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has [g]put me in charge of all that he owns. [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 Though 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 people of the household was there inside. 12 So she grabbed him by his garment, saying, “Sleep with me!” But he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside.

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  1. Genesis 39:6 Lit in Joseph’s 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 handed over to me
  8. Genesis 39:9 Or He is not greater
  9. Genesis 39:11 Lit about this day

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