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And the Egyptian who purchased him said to his wife, “Keep him honourably we may derive some benefit due to him or we may adopt him as our son”; and this is how we established Yusuf in the land, and that We might teach him how to interpret events; and Allah is Dominant upon His works, but most men do not know. 21 And when he reached maturity, We bestowed on him judgment and knowledge. As such We recompense those who do good. 22 And the woman in whose house he was, allured him not to restrain himself and she closed all the doors and said, “Come! It is you I address!”; he said, “(I seek) The refuge of Allah indeed the governor is my master he treats me well; undoubtedly the unjust never prosper.” 23 And indeed the woman desired him; and he too would have desired her were he not to witness the sign of his Lord*; this is what We did, to turn away evil and lewdness from him; indeed He is one of Our chosen bondmen. (* Allah saved him and he never desired this immorality.) 24 And they both rushed to the door; and she [grasped and] rent his tunic from behind - and [lo!] they met her lord at the door! Said she: "What ought to be the punishment of one who had evil designs on [the virtue of] thy wife - [what] but imprisonment or a [yet more] grievous chastisement?" 25 He said: "It was she that sought to seduce me - from my (true) self." And one of her household saw (this) and bore witness, (thus):- "If it be that his shirt is rent from the front, then is her tale true, and he is a liar! 26 “And if his shirt is torn from behind, then the woman is a liar and he is truthful.” 27 So when he saw his shirt rent from behind, he said: Surely it is a guile of you women; surely your guile is great: 28 O Joseph! Turn away from this, and thou, (O woman), ask forgiveness for thy sin. Lo! thou art of the faulty. 29
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