Genesis 39:19
New International Version
When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, "This is how your slave treated me," he burned with anger.

New Living Translation
Potiphar was furious when he heard his wife’s story about how Joseph had treated her.

English Standard Version
As soon as his master heard the words that his wife spoke to him, “This is the way your servant treated me,” his anger was kindled.

Berean Study Bible
When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, “This is what your slave did to me,” he burned with anger.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

New King James Version
So it was, when his master heard the words which his wife spoke to him, saying, “Your servant did to me after this manner,” that his anger was aroused.

New American Standard Bible
Now when his master heard the words of his wife which she spoke to him, saying, “This is what your slave did to me,” his anger burned.

NASB 1995
Now when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, "This is what your slave did to me," his anger burned.

NASB 1977
Now it came about when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, “This is what your slave did to me,” that his anger burned.

Amplified Bible
And when Joseph’s master heard the words of his wife, saying, “This is the way your servant treated me,” his anger burned.

Christian Standard Bible
When his master heard the story his wife told him—“These are the things your slave did to me”—he was furious

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When his master heard the story his wife told him--"These are the things your slave did to me"--he was furious

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when his lord heard the words of his wife that she had told him: “According to these words your Servant did to me”, his anger was inflamed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass, when his master heard all the words of his wife, that she spoke to him, saying, Thus did thy servant to me, that he was very angry.

Contemporary English Version
Potiphar became very angry

Douay-Rheims Bible
His master hearing these things, and giving too much credit to his wife's words, was very angry.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

Good News Translation
Joseph's master was furious

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Potiphar heard his wife's story, especially when she said, "This is what your slave did to me," he became very angry.

International Standard Version
When Joseph's master heard his wife's claim to the effect that "This is how your servant treated me," he flew into a rage,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke unto him, saying: 'After this manner did thy servant to me'; that his wrath was kindled.

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass, when his lord hears the words of his wife, which she has spoken to him, saying, “According to these things has your servant done to me,” that his anger burns;

NET Bible
When his master heard his wife say, "This is the way your slave treated me," he became furious.

New Heart English Bible
And it happened when his master heard the words that his wife spoke to him, saying, "This is what your servant did to me," that he became furious.

World English Bible
It happened, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, "This is what your servant did to me," that his wrath was kindled.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass when his lord heareth the words of his wife, which she hath spoken unto him, saying, 'According to these things hath thy servant done to me,' that his anger burneth;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph Falsely Imprisoned
18but when I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.” 19When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, “This is what your slave did to me,” he burned with anger. 20So Joseph’s master took him and had him thrown into the prison where the king’s prisoners were confined. While Joseph was there in the prison,…

Cross References
Genesis 39:18
but when I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house."

Psalm 124:3
when their anger flared against us, then they would have swallowed us alive,

Proverbs 6:34
For jealousy enrages a husband, and he will show no mercy in the day of vengeance.


Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, After this manner did your servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

heard.

Job 29:16
I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

Proverbs 18:17
He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

Proverbs 29:12
If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

his wrath.

Genesis 4:5,6
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell…

Proverbs 6:34,35
For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance…

Song of Solomon 8:7
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.









Verse 19. - And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner (literally, according to these words) did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled. A papyrus consisting of nineteen pages of ten lines of hieratic writing (purchased from Madame D'Orbiney, and presently in the British Museum), belonging probably to the nineteenth dynasty, contains a tale of two brothers, in which incidents occur very similar to those here narrated. While the two are ploughing in the field, the elder sends the younger brother, who appears to have acted in the capacity of general superintendent, to fetch seed from the house. "And the younger brother found the wife of the elder sitting at her toilet.".... "And she spoke to him, saying, What strength there is in thee! Indeed I observe thy vigor every day. Her heart knew him She seized upon him, and said to him, Come, let us lie down for an instant. Better for thee... beautiful clothes." "The youth became like a panther with fury on account of the shameful discourse which she had addressed to him. And she was alarmed exceedingly."... "Her husband returned home at evening, according to his daily wont. He came to the house, and he found his wife lying as if murdered by a ruffian." Inquiring the reason of her distress, he is answered as Potiphar was answered by his deceitful spouse. "And the elder brother became like a panther; he made his dagger sharp, and took it in his hand" (vide ' Records of the Past,' vol. 2. p. 139).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

heard
כִשְׁמֹ֨עַ (ḵiš·mō·a‘)
Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

the story
דִּבְרֵ֣י (diḇ·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

his wife
אִשְׁתּ֗וֹ (’iš·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

told
דִּבְּרָ֤ה (dib·bə·rāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

him,
אֵלָיו֙ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

saying,
לֵאמֹ֔ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“This
הָאֵ֔לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

is what
כַּדְּבָרִ֣ים (kad·də·ḇā·rîm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

your slave
עַבְדֶּ֑ךָ (‘aḇ·de·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

did
עָ֥שָׂהּ‪‬ (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

to me,”
לִ֖י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

he burned
וַיִּ֖חַר (way·yi·ḥar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy

with anger.
אַפּֽוֹ׃ (’ap·pōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire


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