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The Coat of Many Colours

Genesis Chapter 37


37:12 And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.  
37:13 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.  
37:14 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.
37:15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?    
37:16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.    
37:17 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.  
37:18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.    
37:19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.  
37:20 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 dreams.    
37:21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.    
37:22 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.    
37:23 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;  
37:24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.    
37:25 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.  
37:26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?    
37:27 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.  
37:28 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.  
37:29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.    
37:30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?    
37:31 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;    
37:32 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.    
37:33 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.    
37:34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.    
37:35 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.    
37:36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.

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