Genesis 39:11
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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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Clarke'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.

Job 24:15 The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguises 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? said the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? said the LORD.

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers...

Ephesians 5:3,12 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints...

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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 39:10
And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.

Genesis 39:12
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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