commit adultery, but in thosethat approach Him with a pureheart and undefiled lips.
But she held her peace,longing to accomplish her evildesire.
And I gave myself yet moreto fasting and prayer, that theLord might deliver me fromher.CHAPTER 5
And again, at another timeshe said unto me: If thou wiltnot commit adultery, I will killmy husband by poison, andtake thee to be my husband.
I therefore, when I heardthis, rent my garments, andsaid unto her: Woman,reverence God, and do notthis evil deed, lest thou bedestroyed; for know indeedthat I will declare this thydevice unto all men.
She therefore, being afraid,besought that I would notdeclare this device.
And she departed, soothingme with gifts, and sending tome every delight of the sonsof men.CHAPTER 6
And afterwards she sent mefood mingled withenchantments.
And when the eunuch whobrought it came, I looked upand beheld a terrible mangiving me with the dish asword, and I perceived that(her) scheme was to beguileme.
And when he had gone out Iwept, nor did I taste that norany other of her food.
So then after one day shecame to me and observed thefood, and said unto me: Whyis it that thou hast not eatenof the food?
And I said unto her: It isbecause thou hast filled itwith deadly enchantments;and how saidst thou: I comenot near to idols, but to theLord alone?
Now therefore know thatthe God of my father hathrevealed unto me by His angelthy wickedness, and I havekept it to convict thee, if haply thou mayest see andrepent.
But that thou mayest learnthat the wickedness of theungodly hath no power overthem that worship God withchastity, behold I will take of it and eat before thee. Andhaving so said, I prayed thus: The God of my fathers and theangel of Abraham, be with me;and ate.
And when she saw this shefell upon her face at my feet,weeping; and I raised her upand admonished her.
And she promised to do thisiniquity no more.CHAPTER 7
But her heart was still setupon evil, and she lookedaround how to ensnare me,and sighing deeply shebecame downcast, though shewas not sick.
And when her husband sawher, he said unto her: Why isthy countenance fallen? And