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Genesis 37 TYN/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Iacob dwelt in the lande wherein his father was a straunger yt is to saye in the lande of Canaan. 1 Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.
2 And these are the generations of Iacob: when Ioseph was .xvij. yere olde he kepte shepe with his brethren and the lad was with the sonnes of Bilha and of Zilpha his fathers wyues. And he brought vnto their father an euyll saynge yt was of them. 2 This is the account of Jacob. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them.
3 And Israel loued Ioseph more than all his childern because he begat hym in his olde age and he made him a coote of many coloures. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made a richly ornamented robe for him.
4 When his brothren sawe that their father loued him more than all his brethern they hated him and coude not speke one kynde worde vnto him. 4 When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.
5 Moreouer Ioseph dreamed a dreawe and tolde it his brethren: wherfore they hated him yet the more. 5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.
6 And he sayde vnto them heare I praye yow this dreame which I haue dreamed: 6 He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had:
7 Beholde we were makynge sheues in the felde: and loo my shefe arose and stode vpright and youres stode rounde aboute and made obeysaunce to my shefe. 7 We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it."
8 Than sayde his brethren vnto him: what shalt thou be oure kynge or shalt thou reigne ouer us? And they hated hi yet the more because of his dreame and of his wordes. 8 His brothers said to him, "Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?" And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.
9 And he dreamed yet another dreame and told it his brethren saynge: beholde I haue had one dreame more: me thought the sonne and the moone and .xi. starres made obaysaunce to me. 9 Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. "Listen," he said, "I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me."
10 And when he had told it vnto his father and his brethern his father rebuked him and sayde vnto him: what meaneth this dreame which thou hast dreamed: shall I and thy mother and thy brethren come and fall on the grounde before the? 10 When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, "What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?"
11 And his brethern hated him but his father noted the saynge. 11 His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
12 His brethren went to kepe their fathers shepe in Sichem 12 Now his brothers had gone to graze their father's flocks near Shechem,
13 and Israell sayde vnto Ioseph: do not thy brethern kepe in Sichem? come that I may send ye to the. And he answered here am I 13 and Israel said to Joseph, "As you know, your brothers are grazing the flocks near Shechem. Come, I am going to send you to them." "Very well," he replied.
14 And he sayde vnto him: goo and see whether it be well with thy brethren and the shepe and brynge me worde agayne: And sent him out of the vale of Hebron for to go to Sichem. 14 So he said to him, "Go and see if all is well with your brothers and with the flocks, and bring word back to me." Then he sent him off from the Valley of Hebron. When Joseph arrived at Shechem,
15 And a certayne man founde him wandrynge out of his waye in the felde ad axed him what he soughte. 15 a man found him wandering around in the fields and asked him, "What are you looking for?"
16 And he answered: I seke my brethren tell me I praye the where they kepe shepe 16 He replied, "I'm looking for my brothers. Can you tell me where they are grazing their flocks?"
17 And the man sayde they are departed hece for I herde them say let vs goo vnto Dothan. Thus went Ioseph after his brethren and founde them in Dothan. 17 "They have moved on from here," the man answered. "I heard them say, 'Let's go to Dothan.' " So Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan.
18 And whe they sawe him a farr of before he came at them they toke councell agaynst him for to sley him 18 But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him.
19 and sayde one to another Beholde this dreamer cometh 19 "Here comes that dreamer!" they said to each other.
20 come now and let us sley him and cast him in to some pytt and let vs saye that sonne wiked beast hath deuoured him and let us see what his dreames wyll come to. 20 "Come now, let's kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we'll see what comes of his dreams."
21 When Ruben herde that he wet aboute to ryd him out of their handes and sayde let vs not kyll him. 21 When Reuben heard this, he tried to rescue him from their hands. "Let's not take his life," he said.
22 And Ruben sayde moreouer vnto them shed not his bloude but cast him in to this pytt that is in the wildernes and laye no handes vpon him: for he wolde haue rydd him out of their handes and delyuered him to his father agayne. 22 "Don't shed any blood. Throw him into this cistern here in the desert, but don't lay a hand on him." Reuben said this to rescue him from them and take him back to his father.
23 And as soone as Ioseph was come vnto his brethren they strypte him out of his gay coote that was vpon him 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe--the richly ornamented robe he was wearing--
24 and they toke him and cast him in to a pytt: But the pytt was emptie and had no water therein. 24 and they took him and threw him into the cistern. Now the cistern was empty; there was no water in it.
25 And they satt them doune to eate brede. And as they lyft vp their eyes and loked aboute there came a companye of Ismaelites from Gilead and their camels lade with spicery baulme and myrre and were goynge doune in to Egipte. 25 As they sat down to eat their meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were loaded with spices, balm and myrrh, and they were on their way to take them down to Egypt.
26 Than sayde Iuda to his brethre what avayleth it that we sley oure brother and kepe his bloude secrett? 26 Judah said to his brothers, "What will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?
27 come on let vs sell him to the Ismaelites and let not oure handes be defyled vpon him: for he is oure brother and oure flesh. And his brethren were content. 27 Come, let's sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him; after all, he is our brother, our own flesh and blood." His brothers agreed.
28 Than as the Madianites marchaunt men passed by they drewe Ioseph out of the pytt and sold him vnto the Ismaelites for .xx. peces of syluer.And they brought him into Egipte. 28 So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.
29 And when Ruben came agayne vnto the pytt and founde not Ioseph there he rent his cloothes 29 When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes.
30 and went agayne vnto his brethern saynge: the lad is not yonder and whether shall I goo? 30 He went back to his brothers and said, "The boy isn't there! Where can I turn now?"
31 And they toke Iosephs coote ad kylled a goote and dypped the coote in the bloud. 31 Then they got Joseph's robe, slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.
32 And they sent that gay coote and caused it to be brought vnto their father and sayd: This haue we founde: se whether it be thy sones coote or no. 32 They took the ornamented robe back to their father and said, "We found this. Examine it to see whether it is your son's robe."
33 And he knewe it saynge: it is my sonnes coote a wicked beast hath deuoured him and Ioseph is rent in peces. 33 He recognized it and said, "It is my son's robe! Some ferocious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces."
34 And Iacob rent his cloothes ad put sacke clothe aboute his loynes and sorowed for his sonne a longe season. 34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days.
35 Than came all his sonnes ad all his doughters to comforte him. And he wold not be comforted but sayde: I will go doune in to ye grave vnto my sonne mornynge. And thus his father wepte for him. 35 All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. "No," he said, "in mourning will I go down to the grave to my son." So his father wept for him.
36 And the Madianytes solde him in Egipte vnto Putiphar a lorde of Pharaos: and his chefe marshall. 36 Meanwhile, the Midianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain of the guard.