New International Version
And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.
King James Bible
And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass as she spoke to Joseph day by day and he hearkened not to her, to lie with her [and] to be with her,
World English Bible
As she spoke to Joseph day by day, he didn't listen to her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass at her speaking unto Joseph day by day, that he hath not hearkened unto her, to lie near her, to be with her;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How then - ואיך veeik, and how? Joseph gives two most powerful reasons for his noncompliance with the wishes of his mistress:
1. Gratitude to his master, to whom he owed all that he had.
2. His fear of God, in whose sight it would be a heinous offense, and who would not fail to punish him for it.
With the kindness of his master and the displeasure of God before his eyes, how could he be capable of committing an act of transgression, which would at once have distinguished him as the most ungrateful and the most worthless of men?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryGoodness 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.
No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?"
One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside.
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