New International Version
One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants 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.
Darby Bible Translation
that on a certain day he went into the house to do his business, and there was none of the men of the house there in the house.
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,
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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
none of the men.
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.
And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.
She caught him by his cloak and said, "Come to bed with me!" But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.
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