"Now, my children, love ye the Lord, the God of heaven
and earth, and observe His commandments, taking that good
and pious man Joseph as your model. Until the day of his
death he would not have divulged what his brethren had
done to him, and although God revealed their action to Jacob,
he continued to deny it. Only after many efforts, when
Jacob adjured him to confess the truth, he was induced to
speak out. Even then he besought our father Jacob to pray
for our brethren, that God account not the evil they had done
to him as a sin. And Jacob exclaimed, 'O my good child
Joseph, thou hast shown thyself more merciful than I was!'

"My children, have you observed the mercy of the good
man? Imitate it with pure intention, that ye, too, may wear

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