Canaan. Go, therefore, and sit in judgment upon his owner,
and take the youth unto thy house, that the God of the
Hebrews may bless thee, for the grace of heaven rests upon
the youth."

Potiphar summoned the shopkeeper, and when he appeared
before him, he spoke harshly to him, saying: "What
is this I hear? that thou stealest souls from the land of
Canaan, and dost carry on traffic with them?" The shop-keeper
protested his innocence, and he could not be made to
recede from his assertion, that a company of Ishmaelites
had left Joseph in his charge temporarily, until they should
return. Potiphar had him stripped naked and beaten, but
he continued to reiterate the same statement.

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