Genesis 39:12
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New International Version
She caught him by his cloak and said, "Come to bed with me!" But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.

New Living Translation
She came and grabbed him by his cloak, demanding, "Come on, sleep with me!" Joseph tore himself away, but he left his cloak in her hand as he ran from the house.

English Standard Version
she caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.” But he left his garment in her hand and fled and got out of the house.

New American Standard Bible
She caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me!" And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside.

King James Bible
And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She grabbed him by his garment and said, "Sleep with me!" But leaving his garment in her hand, he escaped and ran outside.

International Standard Version
so she grabbed Joseph by his outer garment and demanded "Let's have some sex!" Instead, Joseph ran outside, leaving his outer garment still in her hand.

NET Bible
She grabbed him by his outer garment, saying, "Have sex with me!" But he left his outer garment in her hand and ran outside.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She grabbed him by his clothes and said, "Come to bed with me!" But he ran outside and left his clothes in her hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me; and he left his garment in her hand and fled and got outside.

King James 2000 Bible
And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got out.

American King James Version
And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

American Standard Version
And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she catching the skirt of his garment, said: Lie with me. But he leaving the garment in her hand, fled, and went out.

Darby Bible Translation
Then she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me! But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran out.

English Revised Version
And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and went out.

World English Bible
She caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me!" He left his garment in her hand, and ran outside.

Young's Literal Translation
and she catcheth him by his garment, saying, 'Lie with me;' and he leaveth his garment in her hand, and fleeth, and goeth without.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

39:7-12 Beauty either in men or women, often proves a snare both to themselves and others. This forbids pride in it, and requires constant watchfulness against the temptation that attends it. We have great need to make a covenant with our eyes, lest the eyes infect the heart. When lust has got power, decency, and reputation, and conscience, are all sacrificed. Potiphar's wife showed that her heart was fully set to do evil. Satan, when he found he could not overcome Joseph with the troubles and the frowns of the world, for in them he still held fast his principle, assaulted him with pleasures, which have ruined more than the former. But Joseph, by the grace of God, was enabled to resist and overcome this temptation; and his escape was as great an instance of the Divine power, as the deliverance of the three children out of the fiery furnace. This sin was one which might most easily beset him. The tempter was his mistress, one whose favour would help him forward; and it was at his utmost peril if he slighted her, and made her his enemy. The time and place favoured the temptation. To all this was added frequent, constant urging. The almighty grace of God enabled Joseph to overcome this assault of the enemy. He urges what he owed both to God and his master. We are bound in honour, as well as justice and gratitude, not in any thing to wrong those who place trust in us, how secretly soever it may be done. He would not offend his God. Three arguments Joseph urges upon himself. 1. He considers who he was that was tempted. One in covenant with God, who professed religion and relation to him. 2. What the sin was to which he was tempted. Others might look upon it as a small matter; but Joseph did not so think of it. Call sin by its own name, and never lessen it. Let sins of this nature always be looked upon as great wickedness, as exceedingly sinful. 3. Against whom he was tempted to sin, against God. Sin is against God, against his nature and his dominion, against his love and his design. Those that love God, for this reason hate sin. The grace of God enabled Joseph to overcome the temptation, by avoiding the temper. He would not stay to parley with the temptation, but fled from it, as escaping for his life. If we mean not to do iniquity, let us flee as a bird from the snare, and as a roe from the hunter.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And she caught him by his garment, saying, lie with me,.... It is very probable that before this time, as soon as ever she began to speak to him, he got away as fast as he could, and would not hear her; wherefore she now laid hold on his garment, in order to detain him, that she might have time to parley with him, and so prevail:

and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out; it was his outward loose garment she laid hold on, out of which he slipped himself, and so got clear of her, and ran away, and got out of the house as fast as he could: this he did, because he would not struggle with his mistress for his garment, which no doubt by his strength he could have got from her; and partly lest he should by handling of her have carnal desires excited in him, and so be overcome with her temptation.



Genesis 39:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife
11Now it happened one day that he went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the household was there inside. 12She caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me!" And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside.
Cross References
Genesis 39:11
One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside.

Genesis 39:13
When she saw that he had left his cloak in her hand and had run out of the house,

2 Samuel 13:11
But when she took it to him to eat, he grabbed her and said, "Come to bed with me, my sister."
Treasury of Scripture

And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

caught.

Genesis 39:8,10 But he refused, and said to his master's wife, Behold, my master …

Proverbs 7:13-27 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said to him…

Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares …

Ezekiel 16:30,31 How weak is your heart, said the LORD GOD, seeing you do all these …

and he left.

1 Samuel 15:27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold on the skirt …

Proverbs 1:15 My son, walk not you in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path:

Proverbs 5:8 Remove your way far from her, and come not near the door of her house:

Proverbs 6:5 Deliver yourself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird …

Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares …

Mark 14:51,52 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth …

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, …

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain …

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