all blessings."

Asenath desired also to kiss Joseph, but he warded off the
intimate greeting with the words: "It is not meet that a
God-fearing man, who blesses the living God, and eats the
blessed bread of life, who drinks of the blessed cup of
and incorruptibility, and anoints himself with the
fragrant oil of holiness, should kiss a woman of a strange
people, who blesses dead and unprofitable idols, and eats
the putrid bread of idolatry, which chokes the soul of man,
who drinks the libations of deceit, and anoints herself with
the oil of destruction."

These words uttered by Joseph touched Asenath unto

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