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37:2 This is the history of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father`s wives. Joseph brought an evil report of them to their father.
37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a coat of many colors.
37:4 His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, and they hated him, and couldn`t speak peaceably to him.
37:5 Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more.
37:6 He said to them, "Please hear this dream which I have dreamed:
37:10 He told it to his father and to his brothers. His father rebuked him, and said to him, "What is this dream that you have dreamed? Will I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves down to you to the earth?"
37:11 His brothers envied him; but his father kept this saying in mind.
37:12 His brothers went to feed their father`s flock in Shechem.
37:13 Israel 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."
37:14 He said to him, "Go now, see whether it is well with your brothers, and well with the flock; and bring me word again." So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
37:15 A certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, "What are you looking for?"
37:16 He said, "I am looking for my brothers. Tell me, please, where they are feeding the flock."
37:17 The man said, "They have left here, for I heard them say, `Let us go to Dothan.`" Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Dothan.
37:18 They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him.
37:19 They said one to another, "Behold, this dreamer comes.
37:20 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."
37:24 and they took him, and threw him into the pit. The pit was empty. There was no water in it.
37:25 They 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.
37:26 Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?
37:27 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.
37:28 Midianites 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. They brought Joseph into Egypt.
37:29 Reuben returned to the pit; and saw that Joseph wasn`t in the pit; and he tore his clothes.
37:30 He returned to his brothers, and said, "The child is no more; and I, where will I go?"
37:34 Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
37:36 The Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh`s, the captain of the guard.