YOSĔPH 2 (Joseph 2)

1 And this chief officer of Pharaoh entrusted to me his household.

2 I struggled with a shameless woman who kept prodding me to transgress with her, but the Elohim of my father rescued me from the burning flame.

3 I was jailed, I was whipped, I was sneered at, but 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 granted me mercy in the sight of the prison-keeper.

4 For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does not abandon those who fear and reverence Him, neither in darkness, or chains, or tribulation or direct need.

5 For Elohim does not disappoint as does man, nor is He apprehensive like a son of man nor like an earth-born is He weak or frightened away.

6 In all these matters He takes His stand, and in various ways He offers assistance, even though for a brief time He may stand aside in order to test the inclination and disposition of the soul.

7 In ten testings He showed that I was approved, and in all of them I persevered, because perseverance is a powerful medicine and endurance provides many good things.