YOSĔPH 8 (Joseph 8)

1 I tell you, my children, it was about the sixth hour when she left me. Bending my knees before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, I prayed a whole day and a whole night. Toward dawn I arose, crying and begging deliverance from her.

2 Finally, she grasped my clothing, determined to force me into having intercourse with her.

3 When I saw, therefore, that in her madness she had seized my garment, I left it and fled naked.

4 She held on to it, and brought false accusation against me. Her husband came and threw me in prison in his own house; then the next day he whipped me and sent me to the Pharaoh’s prison.

5 When I was in fetters, the Mitsrite woman was overtaken with grief. She came and heard the report how I gave thanks to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and sang praise in the house of darkness, and how I rejoiced with a cheerful voice, glorifying my Elohim, because I was set free from this Mitsrite woman.