And it cometh to pass, when Joseph hath come unto his brethren, that they strip Joseph of his coat, the long coat which [is] upon him,
and take him and cast him into the pit, and the pit [is] empty, there is no water in it.
And they sit down to eat bread, and they lift up their eyes, and look, and lo, a company of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, and their camels bearing spices, and balm, and myrrh, going to take [them] down to Egypt.
And Judah saith unto his brethren, `What gain when we slay our brother, and have concealed his blood?
Come, and we sell him to the Ishmaelites, and our hands are not on him, for he [is] our brother -- our flesh;' and his brethren hearken.
And Midianite merchantmen pass by and they draw out and bring up Joseph out of the pit, and sell Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty silverlings, and they bring Joseph into Egypt.
And Reuben returneth unto the pit, and lo, Joseph is not in the pit, and he rendeth his garments,
and he returneth unto his brethren, and saith, `The lad is not, and I -- whither am I going?'
And they take the coat of Joseph, and slaughter a kid of the goats, and dip the coat in the blood,
and send the long coat, and they bring [it] in unto their father, and say, `This have we found; discern, we pray thee, whether it [is] thy son's coat or not?'
And he discerneth it, and saith, `My son's coat! an evil beast hath devoured him; torn -- torn is Joseph!'