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Torah Trek Parsha 215 “She spoke to Joseph day by day”

Integrity is a skill few are willing to handle.
The young seventeen year-old Joseph surprised his family with his spiritual insights. Dreams and reports of accountability.
Very annoying to the attitudes of ‘live and let live.’

Joseph’s life parallels closely to our LORD JESUS Christ. Compare non-canonical reports of His life. He was high in the
attitude of justice. But those tales allege that he had to learn and hone his skills like a normal boy.
Recall the episode of JESUS in the Temple at age 12.

But as a slave in Egypt, Joseph’s superior skills emerge. In temptation he held tight. Which cost him jail time. Truth can lead to trouble.

Temptation is not a once-time occurrence. Daily He taught us to pray. Daily, pray for protection, bread and forgiveness. The mind wills, but the flesh infirm.
“She spoke to Joseph day by day.”
Torah 215 Genesis 39.7-23

ז וַיְהִי, אַחַר הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, וַתִּשָּׂא אֵשֶׁת-אֲדֹנָיו אֶת-עֵינֶיהָ, אֶל-יוֹסֵף; וַתֹּאמֶר, שִׁכְבָה עִמִּי. 7
And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph;
and she said:
‘Lie with me.’
ח וַיְמָאֵן–וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל-אֵשֶׁת אֲדֹנָיו, הֵן אֲדֹנִי לֹא-יָדַע אִתִּי מַה-בַּבָּיִת; וְכֹל אֲשֶׁר-יֶשׁ-לוֹ, נָתַן בְּיָדִי. 8
But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife:
‘Behold, my master, having me, knoweth not what is in the house, and he hath put all that he hath into my hand;
ט אֵינֶנּוּ גָדוֹל בַּבַּיִת הַזֶּה, מִמֶּנִּי, וְלֹא-חָשַׂךְ מִמֶּנִּי מְאוּמָה, כִּי אִם-אוֹתָךְ בַּאֲשֶׁר אַתְּ-אִשְׁתּוֹ; וְאֵיךְ אֶעֱשֶׂה הָרָעָה הַגְּדֹלָה, הַזֹּאת, וְחָטָאתִי, לֵאלֹהִים. 9
he is not greater in this house than I;
neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife.
How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?’
י וַיְהִי, כְּדַבְּרָהּ אֶל-יוֹסֵף יוֹם יוֹם; וְלֹא-שָׁמַע אֵלֶיהָ לִשְׁכַּב אֶצְלָהּ, לִהְיוֹת עִמָּהּ. 10
And it came to pass, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
יא וַיְהִי כְּהַיּוֹם הַזֶּה, וַיָּבֹא הַבַּיְתָה לַעֲשׂוֹת מְלַאכְתּוֹ; וְאֵין אִישׁ מֵאַנְשֵׁי הַבַּיִת, שָׁם–בַּבָּיִת. 11
And it came to pass on a certain day, when he went into the house to do his work, and there was none of the men of the house there within,
יב וַתִּתְפְּשֵׂהוּ בְּבִגְדוֹ לֵאמֹר, שִׁכְבָה עִמִּי; וַיַּעֲזֹב בִּגְדוֹ בְּיָדָהּ, וַיָּנָס וַיֵּצֵא הַחוּצָה. 12
that she caught him by his garment, saying:
‘Lie with me.’
And he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
יג וַיְהִי, כִּרְאוֹתָהּ, כִּי-עָזַב בִּגְדוֹ, בְּיָדָהּ; וַיָּנָס, הַחוּצָה. 13
And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
יד וַתִּקְרָא לְאַנְשֵׁי בֵיתָהּ, וַתֹּאמֶר לָהֶם לֵאמֹר, רְאוּ הֵבִיא לָנוּ אִישׁ עִבְרִי, לְצַחֶק בָּנוּ: בָּא אֵלַי לִשְׁכַּב עִמִּי, וָאֶקְרָא בְּקוֹל גָּדוֹל. 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.
טו וַיְהִי כְשָׁמְעוֹ, כִּי-הֲרִימֹתִי קוֹלִי וָאֶקְרָא; וַיַּעֲזֹב בִּגְדוֹ אֶצְלִי, וַיָּנָס וַיֵּצֵא הַחוּצָה. 15
And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled, and got him out.’
טז וַתַּנַּח בִּגְדוֹ, אֶצְלָהּ, עַד-בּוֹא אֲדֹנָיו, אֶל-בֵּיתוֹ. 16
And she laid up his garment by her, until his master came home.
יז וַתְּדַבֵּר אֵלָיו, כַּדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה לֵאמֹר: בָּא-אֵלַי הָעֶבֶד הָעִבְרִי, אֲשֶׁר-הֵבֵאתָ לָּנוּ–לְצַחֶק בִּי. 17
And she spoke unto him according to these words, saying:
‘The Hebrew servant, whom thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me.
יח וַיְהִי, כַּהֲרִימִי קוֹלִי וָאֶקְרָא; וַיַּעֲזֹב בִּגְדוֹ אֶצְלִי, וַיָּנָס הַחוּצָה. 18
And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled out.’
יט וַיְהִי כִשְׁמֹעַ אֲדֹנָיו אֶת-דִּבְרֵי אִשְׁתּוֹ, אֲשֶׁר דִּבְּרָה אֵלָיו לֵאמֹר, כַּדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, עָשָׂה לִי עַבְדֶּךָ; וַיִּחַר, אַפּוֹ. 19
And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke unto him, saying:
‘After this manner did thy servant to me’;
that his wrath was kindled.
כ וַיִּקַּח אֲדֹנֵי יוֹסֵף אֹתוֹ, וַיִּתְּנֵהוּ אֶל-בֵּית הַסֹּהַר–מְקוֹם, אֲשֶׁר-אסורי (אֲסִירֵי) הַמֶּלֶךְ אֲסוּרִים; וַיְהִי-שָׁם, בְּבֵית הַסֹּהַר. 20
And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were bound;
and he was there in the prison.
כא וַיְהִי יְהוָה אֶת-יוֹסֵף, וַיֵּט אֵלָיו חָסֶד; וַיִּתֵּן חִנּוֹ, בְּעֵינֵי שַׂר בֵּית-הַסֹּהַר. 21
But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed kindness unto him, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
כב וַיִּתֵּן שַׂר בֵּית-הַסֹּהַר, בְּיַד-יוֹסֵף, אֵת כָּל-הָאֲסִירִם, אֲשֶׁר בְּבֵית הַסֹּהַר; וְאֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר עֹשִׂים שָׁם, הוּא הָיָה עֹשֶׂה. 22
And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison;
and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.
כג אֵין שַׂר בֵּית-הַסֹּהַר, רֹאֶה אֶת-כָּל-מְאוּמָה בְּיָדוֹ, בַּאֲשֶׁר יְהוָה, אִתּוֹ; וַאֲשֶׁר-הוּא עֹשֶׂה, יְהוָה מַצְלִיחַ. {פ} 23
The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him;
and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper. {P}