Now Joseph reaped the harvest of his virtues, and according
to the measure of his merits God granted him reward.
The mouth that refused the kiss of unlawful passion and
sin received the kiss of homage from the people; the neck
that did not bow itself unto sin was adorned with the gold
chain that Pharaoh put upon it; the hands that did not
touch sin wore the signet ring that Pharaoh took from his
own hand and put upon Joseph's; the body that did not come
in contact with sin was arrayed in vestures of byssus; the
feet that made no steps in the direction of sin reposed in the
royal chariot, and the thoughts that kept themselves undefiled
by sin were proclaimed as wisdom.[183]

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