Genesis 37:29-36 NIV

29 When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes.1

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      30 He went back to his brothers and said, "The boy isn't there! Where can I turn now?"2

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      31 Then they got Joseph's robe,3 slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.4

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          32 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."

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              33 He recognized it and said, "It is my son's robe! Some ferocious animal6 has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces."7

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              34 Then Jacob tore his clothes,8 put on sackcloth9 and mourned for his son many days.10

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              35 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.

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              36 Meanwhile, the Midianitesb15 sold Joseph16 in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain of the guard.17

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                • d 37:36 - Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac (see also verse 28); Masoretic Text "Medanites"