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3/18/2020 - Genesis 37

Genesis Chapter 37

Verse 01. And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of


Verse 02. These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding

the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the

sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil


Verse 03. 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 colours.

Verse 04. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren,

they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

Verse 05. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet

the more.

Verse 06. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:

Verse 07. For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also

stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance

to my sheaf.

Verse 08. And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed

have dominion over us? A nd they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for

his words.

Verse 09. And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I

have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven

stars made obeisance to me.

Verse 10. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said

unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and

thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

Verse 11. And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

Verse 12. And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.

Verse 13. And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come,

and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.

Verse 14. And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and

well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of

Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

Verse 15. And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the

man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

Verse 16. And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.

Verse 17. And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to

Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.

Verse 18. And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they

conspired against him to slay him.

Verse 19. And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.

Verse 20. Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will

say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his


Verse 21. And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not

kill him.

Verse 22. And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the

wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to

deliver him to his father again.

Verse 23. And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript

Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;

Verse 24. And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no

water in it.

Verse 25. And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and,

behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing

spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

Verse 26. And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and

conceal his blood?

Verse 27. Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for

he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.

Verse 28. Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph

out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and

they brought Joseph into Egypt.

Verse 29. And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he

rent his clothes.

Verse 30. And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I


Verse 31. And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the


Verse 32. And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said,

This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.

Verse 33. 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.

Verse 34. And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his

son many days.

Verse 35. And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be

comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning.

Thus his father wept for him.

Verse 36. And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and

captain of the guard.

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