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Genesis 37

WEB 1 Jacob lived in the land of his father's travels, in the land of Canaan. NIV 1 Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan. WEB 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. 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. WEB 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. 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. WEB 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. 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. WEB 5 Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more. NIV 5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. WEB 6 He said to them, "Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: NIV 6 He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had: WEB 7 for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves came around, 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." WEB 8 His brothers said to him, "Will you indeed reign over us? Or will you indeed have dominion over us?" They hated him all the 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. WEB 9 He dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brothers, and said, "Behold, I have dreamed yet another dream: and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed 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." WEB 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?" 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?" WEB 11 His brothers envied him; but his father kept this saying in mind. NIV 11 His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind. WEB 12 His brothers went to feed their father's flock in Shechem. NIV 12 Now his brothers had gone to graze their father's flocks near Shechem, WEB 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." 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. WEB 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 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, WEB 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?" NIV 15 a man found him wandering around in the fields and asked him, "What are you looking for?" WEB 16 He said, "I am looking for my brothers. Tell me, please, where they are feeding the flock." NIV 16 He replied, "I'm looking for my brothers. Can you tell me where they are grazing their flocks?" WEB 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. 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. WEB 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. WEB 19 They said one to another, "Behold, this dreamer comes. NIV 19 "Here comes that dreamer!" they said to each other. WEB 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." 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." WEB 21 Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, "Let's 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. WEB 22 Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood. Throw him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him" - that he might deliver 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. WEB 23 It happened, when Joseph came to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat of many colors that was on him; NIV 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe--the richly ornamented robe he was wearing-- WEB 24 and they took him, and threw him into the 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. WEB 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. 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. WEB 26 Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill 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? WEB 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. 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. WEB 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. 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. WEB 29 Reuben returned to the pit; and saw that Joseph wasn't in the pit; and he tore his clothes. NIV 29 When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes. WEB 30 He returned to his brothers, and said, "The child is no more; and I, where will I go?" NIV 30 He went back to his brothers and said, "The boy isn't there! Where can I turn now?" WEB 31 They took Joseph's coat, and killed a male goat, and dipped the coat in the blood. NIV 31 Then they got Joseph's robe, slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood. WEB 32 They took the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father, and said, "We have found this. Examine it, now, whether it is your son's coat 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." WEB 33 He recognized it, and said, "It is my son's coat. An evil animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn in 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." WEB 34 Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on 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. WEB 35 All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted. He said, "For I will go down to Sheol to my son mourning." 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. WEB 36 The Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, 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.