He would deliver him from the toils of the Egyptian woman.
In spite of the mortifications he practiced, and though he
gave the poor and the sick the food apportioned to him, his
master thought he lived a luxurious life, for those that fast
for the glory of God are made beautiful of countenance.
The wife of Potiphar would frequently speak to her husband
in praise of Joseph's chastity in order that he might
conceive no suspicion of the state of her feelings. And,
again, she would encourage Joseph secretly, telling him not
to fear her husband, that he was convinced of his purity of
life, and though one should carry tales to him about
Joseph and herself, Potiphar would lend them no credence.
And when she saw that all this was ineffectual , she approached