And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit [was] empty; [there was] no water in it.
And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery, and balm, and myrrh, going to carry [them] down to Egypt.
And Judah said to his brethren, What profit [is it] if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood.
Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he [is] our brother, our flesh: and his brethren were content.
Then there passed by Midianites, merchants; and they drew and lifted Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty [pieces] of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
And Reuben returned to the pit; and behold, Joseph [was] not in the pit: and he rent his clothes.
And he returned to his brethren, and said, The child [is] not: and I, whither shall I go?
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood:
And they sent the coat of [many] colors, and they brought [it] to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it [is] thy son's coat or not.
And he knew it, and said, [It is] my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him: Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days.