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Genesis 37:1-36

And Jacob
<03290>
dwelt
<03427> (8799)
in the land
<0776>
wherein his father
<01>
was a stranger
<04033>_,
in the land
<0776>
of Canaan
<03667>_.
{wherein...: Heb. of his father's sojournings}
These [are] the generations
<08435>
of Jacob
<03290>_.
Joseph
<03130>_,
[being] seventeen
<06240> <07651>
years
<08141>
old
<01121>_,
was feeding
<07462> (8802)
the flock
<06629>
with his brethren
<0251>_;
and the lad
<05288>
[was] with the sons
<01121>
of Bilhah
<01090>_,
and with the sons
<01121>
of Zilpah
<02153>_,
his father's
<01>
wives
<0802>_:
and Joseph
<03130>
brought
<0935> (8686)
unto his father
<01>
their evil
<07451>
report
<01681>_.
Now Israel
<03478>
loved
<0157> (8804)
Joseph
<03130>
more than all his children
<01121>_,
because he [was] the son
<01121>
of his old age
<02208>_:
and he made
<06213> (8804)
him a coat
<03801>
of [many] colours
<06446>_.
{colours: or, pieces}
And when his brethren
<0251>
saw
<07200> (8799)
that their father
<01>
loved
<0157> (8804)
him more than all his brethren
<0251>_,
they hated
<08130> (8799)
him, and could
<03201> (8804)
not speak
<01696> (8763)
peaceably
<07965>
unto him.
And Joseph
<03130>
dreamed
<02492> (8799)
a dream
<02472>_,
and he told
<05046> (8686)
[it] his brethren
<0251>_:
and they hated
<08130> (8800)
him yet the more
<03254> (8686)_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, Hear
<08085> (8798)_,
I pray you, this dream
<02472>
which I have dreamed
<02492> (8804)_:
For, behold, we [were] binding
<0481> (8764) <08432>
sheaves
<0485>
in the field
<07704>_,
and, lo, my sheaf
<0485>
arose
<06965> (8804)_,
and also stood upright
<05324> (8738)_;
and, behold, your sheaves
<0485>
stood round about
<05437> (8799)_,
and made obeisance
<07812> (8691)
to my sheaf
<0485>_.
And his brethren
<0251>
said
<0559> (8799)
to him, Shalt thou indeed
<04427> (8800)
reign
<04427> (8799)
over us? or shalt thou indeed
<04910> (8800)
have dominion
<04910> (8799)
over us? And they hated
<08130> (8800)
him yet the more
<03254> (8686)
for his dreams
<02472>_,
and for his words
<01697>_.
And he dreamed
<02492> (8799)
yet another
<0312>
dream
<02472>_,
and told
<05608> (8762)
it his brethren
<0251>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Behold, I have dreamed
<02492> (8804)
a dream
<02472>
more; and, behold, the sun
<08121>
and the moon
<03394>
and the eleven
<06240> <0259>
stars
<03556>
made obeisance
<07812> (8693)
to me.
And he told
<05608> (8762)
[it] to his father
<01>_,
and to his brethren
<0251>_:
and his father
<01>
rebuked
<01605> (8799)
him, and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, What [is] this dream
<02472>
that thou hast dreamed
<02492> (8804)_?
Shall I and thy mother
<0517>
and thy brethren
<0251>
indeed
<0935> (8800)
come
<0935> (8799)
to bow down
<07812> (8692)
ourselves to thee to the earth
<0776>_?
And his brethren
<0251>
envied
<07065> (8762)
him; but his father
<01>
observed
<08104> (8804)
the saying
<01697>_.
And his brethren
<0251>
went
<03212> (8799)
to feed
<07462> (8800)
their father's
<01>
flock
<06629>
in Shechem
<07927>_.
And Israel
<03478>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Joseph
<03130>_,
Do not thy brethren
<0251>
feed
<07462> (8802)
[the flock] in Shechem
<07927>_?
come
<03212> (8798)_,
and I will send thee
<07971> (8799)
unto them. And he said
<0559> (8799)
to him, Here [am I].
And he said
<0559> (8799)
to him, Go
<03212> (8798)_,
I pray thee, see
<07200> (8798)
whether it be well
<07965>
with thy brethren
<0251>_,
and well
<07965>
with the flocks
<06629>_;
and bring
<07725> (0)
me word
<01697>
again
<07725> (8685)_.
So he sent
<07971> (8799)
him out of the vale
<06010>
of Hebron
<02275>_,
and he came
<0935> (8799)
to Shechem
<07927>_.
{see...: Heb. see the peace of thy brethren, etc.}
And a certain man
<0376>
found him
<04672> (8799)_,
and, behold, [he was] wandering
<08582> (8802)
in the field
<07704>_:
and the man
<0376>
asked him
<07592> (8799)_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
What seekest
<01245> (8762)
thou?
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
I seek
<01245> (8764)
my brethren
<0251>_:
tell
<05046> (8685)
me, I pray thee, where
<0375>
they feed
<07462> (8802)
[their flocks].
And the man
<0376>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
They are departed
<05265> (8804)
hence
<02088>_;
for I heard
<08085> (8804)
them say
<0559> (8802)_,
Let us go
<03212> (8799)
to Dothan
<01886>_.
And Joseph
<03130>
went
<03212> (8799)
after
<0310>
his brethren
<0251>_,
and found
<04672> (8799)
them in Dothan
<01886>_.
And when they saw
<07200> (8799)
him afar off
<07350>_,
even before he came near
<07126> (8799)
unto them, they conspired
<05230> (8691)
against him to slay
<04191> (8687)
him.
And they said
<0559> (8799)
one
<0376>
to another
<0251>_,
Behold, this
<01976>
dreamer
<01167> <02472>
cometh
<0935> (8802)_.
{dreamer: Heb. master of dreams}
Come
<03212> (8798)
now therefore, and let us slay
<02026> (8799)
him, and cast
<07993> (8686)
him into some
<0259>
pit
<0953>_,
and we will say
<0559> (8804)_,
Some evil
<07451>
beast
<02416>
hath devoured
<0398> (8804)
him: and we shall see
<07200> (8799)
what will become of his dreams
<02472>_.
And Reuben
<07205>
heard
<08085> (8799)
[it], and he delivered
<05337> (8686)
him out of their hands
<03027>_;
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Let us not kill
<05221> (8686) <05315>
him.
And Reuben
<07205>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, Shed
<08210> (8799)
no blood
<01818>_,
[but] cast
<07993> (8685)
him into this pit
<0953>
that [is] in the wilderness
<04057>_,
and lay
<07971> (8799)
no hand
<03027>
upon him; that he might rid
<05337> (8687)
him out of their hands
<03027>_,
to deliver
<07725> (0)
him to his father
<01>
again
<07725> (8687)_.
And it came to pass, when Joseph
<03130>
was come
<0935> (8804)
unto his brethren
<0251>_,
that they stript
<06584> (8686) <0853>
Joseph
<03130>
out of
<0854>
his coat
<03801>_,
[his] coat
<03801>
of [many] colours
<06446>
that [was] on him; {colours: or, pieces}
And they took
<03947> (8799)
him, and cast
<07993> (8686)
him into a pit
<0953>_:
and the pit
<0953>
[was] empty
<07386>_,
[there was] no water
<04325>
in it.
And they sat down
<03427> (8799)
to eat
<0398> (8800)
bread
<03899>_:
and they lifted up
<05375> (8799)
their eyes
<05869>
and looked
<07200> (8799)_,
and, behold, a company
<0736>
of Ishmeelites
<03459>
came
<0935> (8802)
from Gilead
<01568>
with their camels
<01581>
bearing
<05375> (8802)
spicery
<05219>
and balm
<06875>
and myrrh
<03910>_,
going
<01980> (8802)
to carry [it] down
<03381> (8687)
to Egypt
<04714>_.
And Judah
<03063>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto his brethren
<0251>_,
What profit
<01215>
[is it] if we slay
<02026> (8799)
our brother
<0251>_,
and conceal
<03680> (8765)
his blood
<01818>_?
Come
<03212> (8798)_,
and let us sell
<04376> (8799)
him to the Ishmeelites
<03459>_,
and let not our hand
<03027>
be upon him; for he [is] our brother
<0251>
[and] our flesh
<01320>_.
And his brethren
<0251>
were content
<08085> (8799)_.
{were...: Heb. hearkened}
Then there passed
<05674> (8799)
by Midianites
<04084>
merchantmen
<0582> <05503> (8802)_;
and they drew
<04900> (8799)
and lifted up
<05927> (8686)
Joseph
<03130>
out of the pit
<0953>_,
and sold
<04376> (8799)
Joseph
<03130>
to the Ishmeelites
<03459>
for twenty
<06242>
[pieces] of silver
<03701>_:
and they brought
<0935> (8686)
Joseph
<03130>
into Egypt
<04714>_.
And Reuben
<07205>
returned
<07725> (8799)
unto the pit
<0953>_;
and, behold, Joseph
<03130>
[was] not in the pit
<0953>_;
and he rent
<07167> (8799)
his clothes
<0899>_.
And he returned
<07725> (8799)
unto his brethren
<0251>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
The child
<03206>
[is] not; and I, whither
<0575>
shall I go
<0935> (8802)_?
And they took
<03947> (8799)
Joseph's
<03130>
coat
<03801>_,
and killed
<07819> (8799)
a kid
<08163>
of the goats
<05795>_,
and dipped
<02881> (8799)
the coat
<03801>
in the blood
<01818>_;
And they sent
<07971> (8762)
the coat
<03801>
of [many] colours
<06446>_,
and they brought
<0935> (8686)
[it] to their father
<01>_;
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
This have we found
<04672> (8804)_:
know
<05234> (8685)
now whether it [be] thy son's
<01121>
coat
<03801>
or no.
And he knew it
<05234> (8686)_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
[It is] my son's
<01121>
coat
<03801>_;
an evil
<07451>
beast
<02416>
hath devoured
<0398> (8804)
him; Joseph
<03130>
is without doubt
<02963> (8800)
rent in pieces
<02963> (8776)_.
And Jacob
<03290>
rent
<07167> (8799)
his clothes
<08071>_,
and put
<07760> (8799)
sackcloth
<08242>
upon his loins
<04975>_,
and mourned
<056> (8691)
for his son
<01121>
many
<07227>
days
<03117>_.
And all his sons
<01121>
and all his daughters
<01323>
rose up
<06965> (8799)
to comfort
<05162> (8763)
him; but he refused
<03985> (8762)
to be comforted
<05162> (8692)_;
and he said
<0559> (8799)_,
For I will go down
<03381> (8799)
into the grave
<07585>
unto my son
<01121>
mourning
<057>_.
Thus his father
<01>
wept
<01058> (8799)
for him.
And the Midianites
<04092>
sold
<04376> (8804)
him into Egypt
<04714>
unto Potiphar
<06318>_,
an officer
<05631>
of Pharaoh's
<06547>_,
[and] captain
<08269>
of the guard
<02876>_.
{officer: Heb. eunuch: but the word doth signify not only eunuchs, but also chamberlains, courtiers, and officers} {captain...: or, chief marshal: Heb. chief of the slaughter men, or executioners}


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