YOSĔPH 1 (Joseph 1)

1 A copy of the testament of Yosĕph. When he was about to die, he called his sons and his brothers and said to them:

2 My brothers and my children. Listen to Yosĕph, the one beloved of Yisra’ĕl. Give ear to the words of my mouth.

3 In my life I have seen envy and death. But I have not gone astray: I persevered in the Truth of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

4 These, my brothers, hated me but 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 loved me. They wanted to kill me, but the Elohim of my fathers preserved me. Into a pit they lowered me; the Most High raised me up.

5 They sold me into slavery; 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 of all set me free. I was taken into captivity; the strength of His hand came to my aid. I was overtaken by hunger; 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Himself fed me generously.

6 I was alone, and Elohim came to help me. I was in weakness, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 showed His concern for me. I was in prison, and the Savior acted graciously on my behalf. I was in bonds, and He loosened me;

7 Slandered, and He testified on my behalf. Assaulted by bitter words of the Mitsrites, and He rescued me. Envied by my fellow slaves, and He exalted me.