Parallel Bible results for Genesis 37:1-4; Genesis 37:12-28

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Genesis 37:1-4

CEB 1 Jacob lived in the land of Canaan where his father was an immigrant. NRS 1 Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. CEB 2 This is the account of Jacob's descendants. Joseph was 17 years old and tended the flock with his brothers. While he was helping the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives, Joseph told their father unflattering things about them. NRS 2 This is the story of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. CEB 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons because he was born when Jacob was old. Jacob had made for him a long robe. NRS 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a long robe with sleeves. CEB 4 When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of his brothers, they hated him and couldn't even talk nicely to him. NRS 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.

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Genesis 37:12-28

CEB 12 Joseph's brothers went to tend their father's flocks near Shechem. NRS 12 Now his brothers went to pasture their father's flock near Shechem. CEB 13 Israel said to Joseph, "Aren't your brothers tending the sheep near Shechem? Come, I'll send you to them." And he said, "I'm ready." NRS 13 And Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them." He answered, "Here I am." CEB 14 Jacob said to him, "Go! Find out how your brothers are and how the flock is, and report back to me." So Jacob sent him from the Hebron Valley. When he approached Shechem, NRS 14 So he said to him, "Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock; and bring word back to me." So he sent him from the valley of Hebron. He came to Shechem, CEB 15 a man found him wandering in the field and asked him, "What are you looking for?" NRS 15 and a man found him wandering in the fields; the man asked him, "What are you seeking?" CEB 16 Joseph said, "I'm looking for my brothers. Tell me, where are they tending the sheep?" NRS 16 "I am seeking my brothers," he said; "tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock." CEB 17 The man said, "They left here. I heard them saying, ‘Let's go to Dothan.'" So Joseph went after his brothers and found them in Dothan. NRS 17 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. CEB 18 They saw Joseph in the distance before he got close to them, and they plotted to kill him. NRS 18 They saw him from a distance, and before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him. CEB 19 The brothers said to each other, "Here comes the big dreamer. NRS 19 They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer. CEB 20 Come on now, let's kill him and throw him into one of the cisterns, and we'll say a wild animal devoured him. Then we will see what becomes of his dreams!" NRS 20 Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild animal has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams." CEB 21 When Reuben heard what they said, he saved him from them, telling them, "Let's not take his life." NRS 21 But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, "Let us not take his life." CEB 22 Reuben said to them, "Don't spill his blood! Throw him into this desert cistern, but don't lay a hand on him." He intended to save Joseph from them and take him back to his father. NRS 22 Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him"—that he might rescue him out of their hand and restore him to his father. CEB 23 When Joseph reached his brothers, they stripped off Joseph's long robe, NRS 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with sleeves that he wore; CEB 24 took him, and threw him into the cistern, an empty cistern with no water in it. NRS 24 and they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it. CEB 25 When they sat down to eat, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with camels carrying sweet resin, medicinal resin, and fragrant resin on their way down to Egypt. NRS 25 Then they sat down to eat; and looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels carrying gum, balm, and resin, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. CEB 26 Judah said to his brothers, "What do we gain if we kill our brother and hide his blood? NRS 26 Then Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? CEB 27 Come on, let's sell him to the Ishmaelites. Let's not harm him because he's our brother; he's family." His brothers agreed. NRS 27 Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers agreed. CEB 28 When some Midianite traders passed by, they pulled Joseph up out of the cistern. They sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver, and they brought Joseph to Egypt. NRS 28 When some Midianite traders passed by, they drew Joseph up, lifting him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.