Genesis 39:7
New International Version
and after a while his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, "Come to bed with me!"

New Living Translation
and Potiphar's wife soon began to look at him lustfully. "Come and sleep with me," she demanded.

English Standard Version
And after a time his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.”

Berean Study Bible
and after some time his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Sleep with me.”

New American Standard Bible
It came about after these events that his master's wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me."

King James Bible
And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

Christian Standard Bible
After some time his master's wife looked longingly at Joseph and said, "Sleep with me."

Contemporary English Version
and Potiphar's wife soon noticed him. She asked him to make love to her,

Good News Translation
and after a while his master's wife began to desire Joseph and asked him to go to bed with her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After some time his master's wife looked longingly at Joseph and said, "Sleep with me."

International Standard Version
That's why, sometime later, Joseph's master's wife looked straight at Joseph and propositioned him: "Come on! Let's have a little sex!"

NET Bible
Soon after these things, his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, "Have sex with me."

New Heart English Bible
It happened after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph; and she said, "Lie with me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After a while his master's wife began to desire Joseph, so she said, "Come to bed with me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said: 'Lie with me.'

New American Standard 1977
And it came about after these events that his master’s wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

American King James Version
And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph, and said, Lie with me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
h And after many days his mistress 'cast her eyes on Joseph, and said: Lie with me.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and said, Lie with me!

English Revised Version
And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph: and she said, Lie with me.

World English Bible
It happened after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph; and she said, "Lie with me."

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass after these things, that his lord's wife lifteth up her eyes unto Joseph, and saith, 'Lie with me;'
Study Bible
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife
6So Potiphar left all that he owned in Joseph’s care; he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate. Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, 7and after some time his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Sleep with me.” 8But he refused. “Look,” he said to his master’s wife, “with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in his house, and he has entrusted everything he owns to my care.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 13:11
And when she had brought them to him to eat, he took hold of her and said, "Come, lie with me, my sister!"

Proverbs 1:10
My son, if sinners entice you, do not yield to them.

Proverbs 7:15
So I came out to meet you; I sought you, and I have found you.

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

A.

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Job 31:1
I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?

Psalm 119:37
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

Lie.

2 Samuel 13:11
And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.

Proverbs 2:16
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;

Proverbs 5:9
Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:







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

after some time
אַחַר֙ (’a·ḥar)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

his master’s
אֲדֹנָ֛יו (’ă·ḏō·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

wife
אֵֽשֶׁת־ (’ê·šeṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

cast
וַתִּשָּׂ֧א (wat·tiś·śā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

her eyes
עֵינֶ֖יהָ (‘ê·ne·hā)
Noun - cdc | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

on
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Joseph
יוֹסֵ֑ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

and said,
וַתֹּ֖אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Sleep
שִׁכְבָ֥ה (šiḵ·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

with me.”
עִמִּֽי׃ (‘im·mî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with
Verse 7. - And it came to pass after these things, - Joseph had by this time been nearly ten years in Potiphar's house (vide Genesis 41:46) - that his master s wife cast her eyes (lasciviously) upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. According to monumental evidence (Wilkinson's ' Ancient Egyptians,' vol. 1. p. 392, ed. 1878; Hengstenbergs 'Egypt and the Books of Moses,' 1:25; Kalisch, p. 631) and historical testimony (Herod., 2:111), Egyptian females, even though married, were distinguished for licentiousness and immorality, and were not condemned to live in seclusion (Bohlen), but were allowed freely to mix in promiscuous society, which facts perfectly account for Joseph s temptation by his mistress. 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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