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Brothers Sell Joseph into Slavery by Konstantin Flavitsky - 1855
The Coat of Many Colours
The Coat of Many Colours (Genesis 37:12 - Genesis 37:36)
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;
 

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