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Genesis 37

Genesis 37:1 And Iacob dwelt in the lande wherein his father was a straunger yt is to saye in the lande of Canaan.

Joseph is hated of his brethren.

Genesis 37:2 And these are the generations of Iacob: when Ioseph was .xvij. yere olde he kepte shepe with his brethren and the lad was with the sonnes of Bilha and of Zilpha his fathers wyues. And he brought vnto their father an euyll saynge yt was of them. Genesis 37:3 And Israel loued Ioseph more than all his childern because he begat hym in his olde age and he made him a coote of many coloures. Genesis 37:4 When his brothren sawe that their father loued him more than all his brethern they hated him and coude not speke one kynde worde vnto him.

His two dreams.

Genesis 37:5 Moreouer Ioseph dreamed a dreawe and tolde it his brethren: wherfore they hated him yet the more. Genesis 37:6 And he sayde vnto them heare I praye yow this dreame which I haue dreamed: Genesis 37:7 Beholde we were makynge sheues in the felde: and loo my shefe arose and stode vpright and youres stode rounde aboute and made obeysaunce to my shefe. Genesis 37:8 Than sayde his brethren vnto him: what shalt thou be oure kynge or shalt thou reigne ouer us? And they hated hi yet the more because of his dreame and of his wordes.

Genesis 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dreame and told it his brethren saynge: beholde I haue had one dreame more: me thought the sonne and the moone and .xi. starres made obaysaunce to me. Genesis 37:10 And when he had told it vnto his father and his brethern his father rebuked him and sayde vnto him: what meaneth this dreame which thou hast dreamed: shall I and thy mother and thy brethren come and fall on the grounde before the? Genesis 37:11 And his brethern hated him but his father noted the saynge.

Genesis 37:12 His brethren went to kepe their fathers shepe in Sichem

Jacob sendeth him to visit his brethren.

Genesis 37:13 and Israell sayde vnto Ioseph: do not thy brethern kepe in Sichem? come that I may send ye to the. And he answered here am I Genesis 37:14 And he sayde vnto him: goo and see whether it be well with thy brethren and the shepe and brynge me worde agayne: And sent him out of the vale of Hebron for to go to Sichem.

Genesis 37:15 And a certayne man founde him wandrynge out of his waye in the felde ad axed him what he soughte. Genesis 37:16 And he answered: I seke my brethren tell me I praye the where they kepe shepe Genesis 37:17 And the man sayde they are departed hece for I herde them say let vs goo vnto Dothan. Thus went Ioseph after his brethren and founde them in Dothan.

His brethren conspire his death.

Genesis 37:18 And whe they sawe him a farr of before he came at them they toke councell agaynst him for to sley him Genesis 37:19 and sayde one to another Beholde this dreamer cometh Genesis 37:20 come now and let us sley him and cast him in to some pytt and let vs saye that sonne wiked beast hath deuoured him and let us see what his dreames wyll come to.

Reuben saveth him.

Genesis 37:21 When Ruben herde that he wet aboute to ryd him out of their handes and sayde let vs not kyll him. Genesis 37:22 And Ruben sayde moreouer vnto them shed not his bloude but cast him in to this pytt that is in the wildernes and laye no handes vpon him: for he wolde haue rydd him out of their handes and delyuered him to his father agayne.

Genesis 37:23 And as soone as Ioseph was come vnto his brethren they strypte him out of his gay coote that was vpon him Genesis 37:24 and they toke him and cast him in to a pytt: But the pytt was emptie and had no water therein. Genesis 37:25 And they satt them doune to eate brede. And as they lyft vp their eyes and loked aboute there came a companye of Ismaelites from Gilead and their camels lade with spicery baulme and myrre and were goynge doune in to Egipte.

They sell him to the Ishmeelites.

Genesis 37:26 Than sayde Iuda to his brethre what avayleth it that we sley oure brother and kepe his bloude secrett? Genesis 37:27 come on let vs sell him to the Ismaelites and let not oure handes be defyled vpon him: for he is oure brother and oure flesh. And his brethren were content. Genesis 37:28 Than as the Madianites marchaunt men passed by they drewe Ioseph out of the pytt and sold him vnto the Ismaelites for .xx. peces of syluer. And they brought him into Egipte.

Genesis 37:29 And when Ruben came agayne vnto the pytt and founde not Ioseph there he rent his cloothes Genesis 37:30 and went agayne vnto his brethern saynge: the lad is not yonder and whether shall I goo?

His father, deceived by the bloody coat, mourneth for him.

Genesis 37:31 And they toke Iosephs coote ad kylled a goote and dypped the coote in the bloud. Genesis 37:32 And they sent that gay coote and caused it to be brought vnto their father and sayd: This haue we founde: se whether it be thy sones coote or no. Genesis 37:33 And he knewe it saynge: it is my sonnes coote a wicked beast hath deuoured him and Ioseph is rent in peces. Genesis 37:34 And Iacob rent his cloothes ad put sacke clothe aboute his loynes and sorowed for his sonne a longe season. Genesis 37:35 Than came all his sonnes ad all his doughters to comforte him. And he wold not be comforted but sayde: I will go doune in to ye grave vnto my sonne mornynge. And thus his father wepte for him.

He is sold to Potiphar in Egypt.

Genesis 37:36 And the Madianytes solde him in Egipte vnto Putiphar a lorde of Pharaos: and his chefe marshall.

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