Genesis 39 - Part 2 (36 of 47) by Harley Howard

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Genesis 39 - Part 2 (36 of 47)
Series: The Study of The Word Of God
Harley Howard

13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spoke unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.

She saw that her lust would never be satisfied. So she decided to cry out that she was raped. I believe that this goes on in many cases today and it is a lot easier for a man to get convicted for rape than it is for him to get off from that conviction if he is innocent. I do not believe that all cries of rape are close to being legit. Having said that, we can see that this is a case where an innocent man will be punished because Mrs. Potiphar's lust was spurned.

16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.

She kept his garment by her! What a shame!

17 And she spoke unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.:

Mrs. Potiphar actually blamed her husband in effect for these events, which she conjured up in her mind. Her contempt towards Potiphar was a clear indication that there was little love between them. Another indication that their relationship was in shambles was the contempt she poured out in public before the servants.

The base affection of this woman being disappointed was changed into rancorous hatred, and she exults in the opportunity of being revenged on Joseph. She begins her accusation in the affected language of offended modesty, rage, and disdain, by charging her husband, whom we may reasonably assume she di ...

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