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. 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. And his
brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan. And
when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they
conspired against him to slay him. And they said one to another,
Behold, this dreamer cometh. 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.
And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and
said, Let us not kill him. 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.
And it came to pass, when Joseph was
come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his
coat of many colors that was on him; and they took him and cast him
into a pit; and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. And
they sat down to eat bread; and they lifted up their eyes and
looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead with
their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it
down to Egypt. And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it
if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood? Come, and let us sell
him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is
our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and
lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites
for twenty pieces of silver; and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of
Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
Genesis xxxvii, 2—12, 17-28, 36