GENESIS 39:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.”

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Genesis 39:7 Translation & Meaning

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And it came to pass וַיְהִ֗י To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) came pass
after אַחַר֙ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) after
these הָאֵ֔לֶּה These or those these
things, הַדְּבָרִ֣ים A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause things
that his master's אֲדֹנָ֛יו Sovereign, i.e., controller (human or divine) masters
wife אֵֽשֶׁת A woman wife
cast וַתִּשָּׂ֧א To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative cast
her eyes עֵינֶ֖יהָ An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eyes
upon אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to upon
Joseph; יוֹסֵ֑ף Joseph, the name of seven Israelites Joseph
and she said, וַתֹּ֖אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Lie שִׁכְבָ֥ה To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) Lie
with עִמִּֽי׃ 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
me. עִמִּֽי׃ 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) me

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  • 5  And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

  • 6  And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.

  • 7  And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

  • 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?




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