Genesis 39:12
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New International Version
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.

King James Bible
And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

Darby Bible Translation
Then she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me! But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran out.

World English Bible
She caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me!" He left his garment in her hand, and ran outside.

Young's Literal Translation
and she catcheth him by his garment, saying, 'Lie with me;' and he leaveth his garment in her hand, and fleeth, and goeth without.

Genesis 39:12 Parallel
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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?

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caught.

Genesis 39:8,10 But he refused, and said to his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house...

Proverbs 7:13-27 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said to him...

Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands...

Ezekiel 16:30,31 How weak is your heart, said the LORD GOD, seeing you do all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman...

and he left.

1 Samuel 15:27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold on the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

Proverbs 1:15 My son, walk not you in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path:

Proverbs 5:8 Remove your way far from her, and come not near the door of her house:

Proverbs 6:5 Deliver yourself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands...

Mark 14:51,52 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him...

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

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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

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Genesis 39:11
One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside.

Genesis 39:13
When she saw that he had left his cloak in her hand and had run out of the house,

2 Samuel 13:11
But when she took it to him to eat, he grabbed her and said, "Come to bed with me, my sister."

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