Genesis 39:11
New International Version
One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside.

New Living Translation
One day, however, no one else was around when he went in to do his work.

English Standard Version
But one day, when he went into the house to do his work and none of the men of the house was there in the house,

Berean Study Bible
One day, however, Joseph went into the house to attend to his work, and not a single household servant was inside.

New American Standard Bible
Now 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.

King James Bible
And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

Christian Standard Bible
Now one day he went into the house to do his work, and none of the household servants were there.

Contemporary English Version
One day, Joseph went to Potiphar's house to do his work, and none of the other servants were there.

Good News Translation
But one day when Joseph went into the house to do his work, none of the house servants was there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now one day he went into the house to do his work, and none of the household servants were there.

International Standard Version
One day, though, he went into the house to do his work. None of the household servants were inside,

NET Bible
One day he went into the house to do his work when none of the household servants were there in the house.

New Heart English Bible
About this time, he went into the house to do his work, and there were none of the men of the house inside.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One day he went into the house to do his work, and none of the household servants were there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass on a certain day, when he went into the house to do his work, and there was none of the men of the house there within,

New American Standard 1977
Now 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business, and none of those of the house were there within.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his work; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

American King James Version
And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass about this time, that he went into the house to do his work; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
it came to pass on a certain day, that Joseph went into the house to do his business, and there was no one of the household within.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now it happened on it certain day, that Joseph went into the house, and was doing some business without any, man with him:

Darby Bible Translation
that on a certain day he went into the house to do his business, and there was none of the men of the house there in the house.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass about this time, that he went into the house to do his work; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

World English Bible
About this time, he went into the house to do his work, and there were none of the men of the house inside.

Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass about this day, that he goeth into the house to do his work, and there is none of the men of the house there in the house,
Study Bible
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife
10Although Potiphar’s wife spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or be with her. 11One day, however, Joseph went into the house to attend to his work, and not a single household servant was inside. 12She grabbed Joseph by his cloak and said, “Sleep with me!” But leaving his garment in her hand, he escaped and ran outside.…
Cross References
Genesis 39:10
Although Potiphar's wife spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or be with her.

Genesis 39:12
She grabbed Joseph by his cloak and said, "Sleep with me!" But leaving his garment in her hand, he escaped and ran outside.

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

none of the men.

Job 24:15
The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

Proverbs 9:17
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

Jeremiah 23:24
Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.







Lexicon
One day,
כְּהַיּ֣וֹם (kə·hay·yō·wm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

however,
וַיְהִי֙ (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

[Joseph] went
וַיָּבֹ֥א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

into the house
הַבַּ֖יְתָה (hab·bay·ṯāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

to attend to
לַעֲשׂ֣וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

his work,
מְלַאכְתּ֑וֹ (mə·laḵ·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

and not
וְאֵ֨ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

a single
אִ֜ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

household
הַבַּ֛יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

servant
מֵאַנְשֵׁ֥י (mê·’an·šê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

[was]
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

inside.
בַּבָּֽיִת׃ (bab·bā·yiṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house
Verses 11, 12. - And it came to pass about this time (literally, at this day, i.e. it one day happened), that Joseph went into the house to do his business (i.e. to attend to his accustomed duties); and there was none of the men of the house there within (or, in the hour). And she caught him by his garment (this was probably the long loose robe or mantle, with short sleeves, used in Oriental full dress), saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out - literally, and went forth into the place without, i.e. out of the house and into the street. 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.
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