GENESIS 39:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Genesis 39:10 Translation & Meaning

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And it came to pass, וַיְהִ֕י To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) came pass
as she spake כְּדַבְּרָ֥הּ Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spake
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
Joseph יוֹסֵ֖ף Joseph, the name of seven Israelites Joseph
day י֣וֹם׀ A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
by day, י֑וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
that he hearkened שָׁמַ֥ע To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hearkened
not וְלֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
unto אֵלֶ֛יהָ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
her, to lie לִשְׁכַּ֥ב To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) lie
by her, אֶצְלָ֖הּ A side; (as a preposition) near by her
or (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
to be לִֽהְי֥וֹת To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) to be
with עִמָּֽהּ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
her. עִמָּֽהּ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) her

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  • 8  But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;

  • 9  There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

  • 10  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.

  • 11  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.

  • 12  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.




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