Genesis 37

CLV(i) 1 And dwelling is Jacob in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the genealogical annals of Jacob. Joseph, seventeen years of age, comes to be grazing the flock with his brothers, and he, the lad, is with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, wives of his father. And bringing is Joseph their evil mutterings to Israel, their father. 3 And Israel loves Joseph more than any other of his sons, for a son of his old age is he, to him. And he makes for him a distinctive tunic. 4 And seeing are his brothers that their father loves him more than any other of his sons. And hating him are they and cannot speak peaceably to him. 5 And dreaming is Joseph a dream. And telling it is he to his brothers. And continuing further are they in their hatred of him. 6 And saying is he to them, "Hear, pray, this dream which I dreamed. 7 And, behold! We are compressing shocks in the midst of the field. And behold! Rising is my shock, and, moreover, takes its station. And, behold! Surrounding it are your shocks, and prostrating to my shock!" 8 And saying to him are his brothers, "Verily reign over us shall you? And should you verily rule among us?And continuing further are they to hate him on account of his dreams, and on account of his words. 9 And dreaming is he still another dream. And relating is he it to his father and to his brothers, and is saying, "Behold! I dream a further dream. And behold! The sun and the moon and the eleven stars are prostrating to me. 10 And relating it is he to his father and to his brothers. And rebuking him is his father, and saying to him, "What dream is this which you dream? Shall I and your mother and your brothers come, yea, come to prostrate to you to the earth? 11 And jealous are his brothers of him, yet his father keeps the word. 12 And going are his brothers to graze their father's flock in Shechem. 13 And saying is Israel to Joseph, "Are not your brothers grazing in Shechem? Go. Send you will I to them.And saying is he to him, "Behold me!" 14 And saying to him is Israel, "Go, pray, and see if it is well with your brothers, and well with the flock, and return me word.And sending him is he from the vale of Hebron. And coming is he to Shechem. 15 And finding him is a man, and, behold! Straying is he in the field. And asking him is the man saying, "What are you seeking? 16 And saying is he, "My brothers am I seeking. Tell me, pray, whereat they are grazing. 17 And saying is the man, "They journeyed hence, for I heard them saying, `Go will we to Doesan..And going is Joseph after his brothers, and is finding them in Doesan. 18 And seeing him are they from afar, and ere he is coming near to them. And plotting are they against him among themselves to put him to death. 19 And saying is each man to his brother, "Behold! This possessor of dreams is coming!" 20 And now go, and we will kill him and fling him into one of the cisterns and say, `An evil animal devoured him,' and see will we what will become of his dreams. 21 And hearing of it is Reuben, and rescuing him is he out of their hands. And saying is he, "Not smite will we his soul. 22 And saying to them is Reuben, "You must not shed blood. Fling him into this cistern which is in the wilderness, yet a hand you, you must not stretch out against him,--that he may rescue him from their hands, to restore him to his father. 23 And coming is it, as Joseph comes to his brothers, that they are stripping Joseph of his tunic, the distinctive tunic which is on him. 24 And taking him are they, and flinging him into the cistern. Yet the cistern was empty. No water was in it. 25 And sitting down are they to eat bread. And lifting are they their eyes and seeing, and behold! A caravan of Ishmaelites are coming from Gilead with their camels, bearing perfume and balm and labdanum, going by to go down to Egypt. 26 And saying is Judah to his brothers, "What gain is it that we kill our brother and cover his blood? 27 Go, and we will sell him to the Ishmaelites, and our hand must not come to be against him, for our brother and our flesh is he.And hearkening are his brothers. 28 And passing are mortals, Midianites, merchants. And drawing are they and bringing up Joseph from the cistern, and are selling Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty silverlings. And bringing are they Joseph to Egypt. 29 And returning is Reuben to the cistern, and behold! No Joseph is in the cistern. And tearing is he his garments. 30 And returning is he to his brothers and is saying, "The boy! There is no one! And I! Whither can I come? 31 And taking are they Joseph's tunic, and slaying a hairy one of the goats, and dipping the tunic in the blood. 32 And sending are they the distinctive tunic, and they are bringing it to their father. And saying are they, "This we found. Pray identify the tunic, if it is not your son's. 33 And identifying it is he and saying, "The tunic of my son! An evil animal has devoured him! Joseph is torn to pieces, yea, to pieces!" 34 And tearing is Jacob his garments, and is placing sackcloth on his waist, and is mourning over his son many days. 35 And rising are all his sons and all his daughters and they come to console him, yet refusing is he to be consoled and is saying that, "Descend will I to my son, to the unseen, mourning.And lamenting over him is his father. 36 And the Midianites sell Joseph to Egypt, to Potiphar, a eunuch of Pharaoh, chief of the executioners.