Joseph: Am Example Of How To Overcome Sexual Temptation

6 So he left all that he had in Joseph’s charge, and because of him he had no concern about anything but the food he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. 7 And after a time his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.” 8 But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Behold, because of me my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my charge. 9 He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” 10 And as she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not listen to her, to lie beside her or to be with her.
11 But one day, when he went into the house to do his work and none of the men of the house was there in the house, 12 she caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.” But he left his garment in her hand and fled and got out of the house. – Genesis 39:6-12


Commentary

39:7 and said. …the adulteress with her smooth words, – Proverbs 2:16

39:8 but he refused. My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. – Proverbs 1:10

39:9 his wife. If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. – Leviticus 20:10. and sin against God? But I did not do so, because of the fear of God. – Nehemiah 5:15

39:10 day after day, would not listen to her. Let not your heart turn aside to her ways; do not stray into her paths, – Proverbs 7:25. My son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths, – Proverbs 1:15

39:12 and fled. And I find something more bitter than death: the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and whose hands are fetters. He who pleases God escapes her, but the sinner is taken by her. – Ecclesiastes 7:26 . Save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler. – Proverbs 6:5