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Genesis 37

RSV 1 Jacob dwelt in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan. NIV 1 Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan. RSV 2 This is the history of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a lad with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought an ill report of them to their father. NIV 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. RSV 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a long robe with sleeves. NIV 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. RSV 4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him. NIV 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. RSV 5 Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they only hated him the more. NIV 5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. RSV 6 He said to them, "Hear this dream which I have dreamed: NIV 6 He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had: RSV 7 behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose and stood upright; and behold, your sheaves gathered round it, and bowed down to my sheaf." NIV 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." RSV 8 His brothers said to him, "Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to have dominion over us?" So they hated him yet more for his dreams and for his words. NIV 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. RSV 9 Then he dreamed another dream, and told it to his brothers, and said, "Behold, I have dreamed another dream; and behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me." NIV 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." RSV 10 But when 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? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves to the ground before you?" NIV 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?" RSV 11 And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind. NIV 11 His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind. RSV 12 Now his brothers went to pasture their father's flock near Shechem. NIV 12 Now his brothers had gone to graze their father's flocks near Shechem, RSV 13 And Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them." And he said to him, "Here I am." NIV 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. RSV 14 So he said to him, "Go now, see if it is well with your brothers, and with the flock; and bring me word again." So he sent him from the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. NIV 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, RSV 15 And a man found him wandering in the fields; and the man asked him, "What are you seeking?" NIV 15 a man found him wandering around in the fields and asked him, "What are you looking for?" RSV 16 "I am seeking my brothers," he said, "tell me, I pray you, where they are pasturing the flock." NIV 16 He replied, "I'm looking for my brothers. Can you tell me where they are grazing their flocks?" RSV 17 And the man said, "They have gone away, for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'" So Joseph went after his brothers, and found them at Dothan. NIV 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. RSV 18 They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. NIV 18 But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him. RSV 19 They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer. NIV 19 "Here comes that dreamer!" they said to each other. RSV 20 Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild beast has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams." NIV 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." RSV 21 But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, "Let us not take his life." NIV 21 When Reuben heard this, he tried to rescue him from their hands. "Let's not take his life," he said. RSV 22 And Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood; cast him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand upon him" --that he might rescue him out of their hand, to restore him to his father. NIV 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. RSV 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with sleeves that he wore; NIV 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe--the richly ornamented robe he was wearing-- RSV 24 and they took him and cast him into a pit. The pit was empty, there was no water in it. NIV 24 and they took him and threw him into the cistern. Now the cistern was empty; there was no water in it. RSV 25 Then they sat down to eat; and looking up they saw a caravan of Ish'maelites coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing gum, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. NIV 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. RSV 26 Then Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood? NIV 26 Judah said to his brothers, "What will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood? RSV 27 Come, let us sell him to the Ish'maelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers heeded him. NIV 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. RSV 28 Then Mid'ianite traders passed by; and they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ish'maelites for twenty shekels of silver; and they took Joseph to Egypt. NIV 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. RSV 29 When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he rent his clothes NIV 29 When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes. RSV 30 and returned to his brothers, and said, "The lad is gone; and I, where shall I go?" NIV 30 He went back to his brothers and said, "The boy isn't there! Where can I turn now?" RSV 31 Then they took Joseph's robe, and killed a goat, and dipped the robe in the blood; NIV 31 Then they got Joseph's robe, slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood. RSV 32 and they sent the long robe with sleeves and brought it to their father, and said, "This we have found; see now whether it is your son's robe or not." NIV 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." RSV 33 And he recognized it, and said, "It is my son's robe; a wild beast has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces." NIV 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." RSV 34 Then Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days. NIV 34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days. RSV 35 All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted, and said, "No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning." Thus his father wept for him. NIV 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. RSV 36 Meanwhile the Mid'ianites had sold him in Egypt to Pot'i-phar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard. NIV 36 Meanwhile, the Midianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain of the guard.