YOSĔPH 4 (Joseph 4)

1 How often, then, did she flatter me with words as a qodesh man, deceitfully praising my self-control through her words in the presence of her husband, but when we were alone she sought to seduce me.

2 Publicly she honored me for my self-control, while privately she said to me, Have no fear of my husband, for he is convinced of your chastity so that even if someone were to tell him about you, he would not believe it.

3 During all these affairs I stretched out on the ground praying Elohim to rescue me from her treachery.

4 When she achieved nothing by means of it, she began to approach me for instruction, so that she might learn the Word of Elohim.

5 And she kept saying to me, If you want me to abandon the idols, have intercourse with me, and I shall persuade my husband to put away the idols, and we shall walk in the Torah of your Elohim.

6 But I kept telling her that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 did not want worshipers who come by means of uncleanness, nor would He be pleased with adulterers, but with those who were pure in heart and undefiled in speech.

7 Nevertheless, she was consumed with jealousy, wanting to fulfill her desire.

8 But I devoted myself the more to fasting and prayer that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 might rescue me from her.