Genesis 39:8
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New International Version
But he refused. "With me in charge," he told her, "my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care.

King James Bible
But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;

Darby Bible Translation
But he refused, and said to his master's wife, Behold, my master takes cognizance of nothing with me: what is in the house, and all that he has, he has given into my hand.

World English Bible
But he refused, and said to his master's wife, "Behold, my master doesn't know what is with me in the house, and he has put all that he has into my hand.

Young's Literal Translation
and he refuseth, and saith unto his lord's wife, 'Lo, my lord hath not known what is with me in the house, and all that he hath he hath given into my hand;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My master wotteth not - Knoweth not, from the old Anglo-Saxon, witan, to know; hence, wit, intellect, understanding, wisdom, prudence.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

refused.

Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not.

Proverbs 2:10,16-19 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul...

Proverbs 5:3-8 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil...

Proverbs 6:20-25,29,32,33 My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not the law of your mother...

Proverbs 7:5,25-27 That they may keep you from the strange woman, from the stranger which flatters with her words...

Proverbs 9:13-18 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knows nothing...

Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

Proverbs 23:26-28 My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways...

my master.

Proverbs 18:24 A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

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Goodness in a Dungeon
'And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. But the Lord was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord was
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Seventh Sunday after Trinity Exhortation to Resist Sin.
Text: Romans 6, 19-23. 19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness unto sanctification. 20 For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free in regard of righteousness. 21 What fruit then had ye at that time in the things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22 But now being made free from
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

Genesis
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 39:4
Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.

Genesis 39:23
The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph's care, because the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.

Proverbs 6:23
For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life,

Proverbs 6:24
keeping you from your neighbor's wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.

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