Genesis 37 ©
The history of Joseph, who is hated of his brethren. His first dream. His second dream. Jacob sendeth him to visit his brethren. They conspire his death, but Reuben saveth him. He is cast into a pit, and afterwards taken out, and sold to the Ishmeelites. Reuben, not finding him in the pit, is sorely grieved. Jacob deceived by the bloody coat mourneth for him. He is sold to Potiphar in Egypt.
AND Jacob dwelt in the land 1wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
These are athe generations of Jacob. Joseph, being bseventeen 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 cwives: and Joseph brought unto his father dtheir evil report.
And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
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 pthy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And the said to him, Here am I.
¶And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.
And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to vDothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
And they said one to another, Behold, this 4dreamer cometh.
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; athat he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
And they dsat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of eIshmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and fbalm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
¶And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he mrent his clothes.
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.
And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
And the sMidianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an 7officer of Pharaoh's, and 8captain of the guard.