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.

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.

New King James Version
But it happened about this time, when Joseph went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the house 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 people of the household was there inside.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
Then it happened one day that Joseph went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the men of the household was there in the house.

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

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It was on one of the days, and Yoseph entered the house to do work, and there was no man of the men of the house there in the house.

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.

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

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:

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.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
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,

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,

Literal Standard Version
and it comes to pass about this day, that he goes into the house to do his work, and there is none of the men of the house there in the house,

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
Now it happened about this time that he went into the house to do his work, and there were none of the men of the house inside.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife
10Although Potiphar’s wife spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be near 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 cloak 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 even be near her.

Genesis 39:12
She grabbed Joseph by his cloak and said, "Sleep with me!" But leaving his cloak 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.









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

however,
וַיְהִי֙ (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 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 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 1004: A house

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

inside.
בַּבָּֽיִת׃ (bab·bā·yiṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house


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