When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes.130
He went back to his brothers and said, "The boy isn't there! Where can I turn now?"231
Then they got Joseph's robe,3 slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.432
They took the ornamented robe5 back to their father and said, "We found this. Examine it to see whether it is your son's robe."
He recognized it and said, "It is my son's robe! Some ferocious animal6 has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces."734
Then Jacob tore his clothes,8 put on sackcloth9 and mourned for his son many days.1035
All his sons and daughters came to comfort him,11 but he refused to be comforted.12 "No," he said, "in mourning will I go down to the gravea13 to my son.14" So his father wept for him.
Meanwhile, the Midianitesb15 sold Joseph16 in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain of the guard.17