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Genesis 37:12-36

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Joseph was sold into slavery


12His* brothers went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem.
*refering to Joseph's brothers

Genesis 37:12-36

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13Israel* said to Joseph, “Aren’t your brothers feeding the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them.” He said to him, “Here I am.”
*referring to Jacob.

Genesis 37:12-36

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14He said to him, “Go now, see whether it is well with your brothers, and well with the flock; and bring me word again.”

Genesis 37:12-36

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So he sent him out of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

Genesis 37:12-36

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15A certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field. The man asked him, “What are you looking for?” 16 He said, “I am looking for my brothers. Tell me, please, where they are feeding the flock.” 17 The man said, “They have left here, for I heard them say, ‘Let’s go to Dothan.’ ”

Genesis 37:12-36

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Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Dothan.

Genesis 37:12-36

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18They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him.

Genesis 37:12-36

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19They said to one another, “Behold, this dreamer comes. 20 Come now therefore, and let’s kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, ‘An evil animal has devoured him.’ We will see what will become of his dreams.”

Genesis 37:12-36

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21 Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, “Let’s not take his life.” 22 Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood. Throw him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him”

Genesis 37:12-36

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—that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father.

Genesis 37:12-36

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23When Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of many colours that was on him; 24 and they took him, and threw him into the pit. The pit was empty. There was no water in it.

Genesis 37:12-36

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25They sat down to eat bread, and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

Genesis 37:12-36

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26Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come, and let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not let our hand be on him; for he is our brother, our flesh.” His brothers listened to him.

Genesis 37:12-36

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28Midianites who were merchants passed by, and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. The merchants brought Joseph into Egypt.

Genesis 37:12-36

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29 Reuben returned to the pit, and saw that Joseph wasn’t in the pit; and he tore his clothes. 30 He returned to his brothers, and said, “The child is no more; and I, where will I go?” 31They took Joseph’s tunic, and killed a male goat, and dipped the tunic in the blood.

Genesis 37:12-36

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32 They took the tunic of many colours, and they brought it to their father, and said, “We have found this. Examine it, now, and see if it is your son’s tunic or not.”33He recognised it, and said, “It is my son’s tunic. An evil animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces.”

Genesis 37:12-36

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34Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days. 35All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He said, “For I will go down to Sheol* to my son, mourning.” His father wept for him.
*Sheol is the place of the dead.

Genesis 37:12-36

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36The Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, the captain of the guard.
 

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

Joseph was sold into slavery


12His* brothers went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem.
*refering to Joseph's brothers

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

13Israel* said to Joseph, “Aren’t your brothers feeding the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them.” He said to him, “Here I am.”
*referring to Jacob.

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

14He said to him, “Go now, see whether it is well with your brothers, and well with the flock; and bring me word again.”

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

So he sent him out of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

15A certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field. The man asked him, “What are you looking for?” 16 He said, “I am looking for my brothers. Tell me, please, where they are feeding the flock.” 17 The man said, “They have left here, for I heard them say, ‘Let’s go to Dothan.’ ”

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Dothan.

Genesis 37:12-36

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18They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him.

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

19They said to one another, “Behold, this dreamer comes. 20 Come now therefore, and let’s kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, ‘An evil animal has devoured him.’ We will see what will become of his dreams.”

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

21 Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, “Let’s not take his life.” 22 Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood. Throw him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him”

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

—that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father.

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

23When Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of many colours that was on him; 24 and they took him, and threw him into the pit. The pit was empty. There was no water in it.

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

25They sat down to eat bread, and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

26Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come, and let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not let our hand be on him; for he is our brother, our flesh.” His brothers listened to him.

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

28Midianites who were merchants passed by, and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. The merchants brought Joseph into Egypt.

Genesis 37:12-36

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29 Reuben returned to the pit, and saw that Joseph wasn’t in the pit; and he tore his clothes. 30 He returned to his brothers, and said, “The child is no more; and I, where will I go?” 31They took Joseph’s tunic, and killed a male goat, and dipped the tunic in the blood.

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

32 They took the tunic of many colours, and they brought it to their father, and said, “We have found this. Examine it, now, and see if it is your son’s tunic or not.”33He recognised it, and said, “It is my son’s tunic. An evil animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces.”

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible  (WEBPB)

34Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days. 35All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He said, “For I will go down to Sheol* to my son, mourning.” His father wept for him.
*Sheol is the place of the dead.

Genesis 37:12-36

World English Bible British / International Spelling Edition (WEBPB)

36The Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, the captain of the guard.
 
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