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Genesis 37 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:1 - And Jacob dwelleth in the land of his father's sojournings -- in the land of Canaan.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:2 - These are births of Jacob: Joseph, a son of seventeen years, hath been enjoying himself with his brethren among the flock, (and he is a youth,) with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives, and Joseph bringeth in an account of their evil unto their father.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:3 - And Israel hath loved Joseph more than any of his sons, for he is a son of his old age, and hath made for him a long coat;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:4 - and his brethren see that their father hath loved him more than any of his brethren, and they hate him, and have not been able to speak to him peaceably.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:5 - And Joseph dreameth a dream, and declareth to his brethren, and they add still more to hate him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:6 - And he saith unto them, 'Hear ye, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:7 - that, lo, we are binding bundles in the midst of the field, and lo, my bundle hath arisen, and hath also stood up, and lo, your bundles are round about, and bow themselves to my bundle.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:8 - And his brethren say to him, 'Dost thou certainly reign over us? dost thou certainly rule over us?' and they add still more to hate him, for his dreams, and for his words.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:9 - And he dreameth yet another dream, and recounteth it to his brethren, and saith, 'Lo, I have dreamed a dream again, and lo, the sun and the moon, and eleven stars, are bowing themselves to me.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:10 - And he recounteth unto his father, and unto his brethren; and his father pusheth against him, and saith to him, 'What is this dream which thou hast dreamt? do we certainly come -- I, and thy mother, and thy brethren -- to bow ourselves to thee, to the earth?'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:11 - and his brethren are zealous against him, and his father hath watched the matter.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:12 - And his brethren go to feed the flock of their father in Shechem,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:13 - and Israel saith unto Joseph, 'Are not thy brethren feeding in Shechem? come, and I send thee unto them;' and he saith to him, 'Here am I;'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:14 - and he saith to him, 'Go, I pray thee, see the peace of thy brethren, and the peace of the flock, and bring me back word;' and he sendeth him from the valley of Hebron, and he cometh to Shechem.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:15 - And a man findeth him, and lo, he is wandering in the field, and the man asketh him, saying, 'What seekest thou?'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:16 - and he saith, 'My brethren I am seeking, declare to me, I pray thee, where they are feeding?'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:17 - And the man saith, 'They have journeyed from this, for I have heard some saying, Let us go to Dothan,' and Joseph goeth after his brethren, and findeth them in Dothan.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:18 - And they see him from afar, even before he draweth near unto them, and they conspire against him to put him to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:19 - And they say one unto another, 'Lo, this man of the dreams cometh;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:20 - and now, come, and we slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and have said, An evil beast hath devoured him; and we see what his dreams are.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:21 - And Reuben heareth, and delivereth him out of their hand, and saith, 'Let us not smite the life;'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:22 - and Reuben saith unto them, 'Shed no blood; cast him into this pit which is in the wilderness, and put not forth a hand upon him,' -- in order to deliver him out of their hand, to bring him back unto his father.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:23 - And it cometh to pass, when Joseph hath come unto his brethren, that they strip Joseph of his coat, the long coat which is upon him,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:24 - and take him and cast him into the pit, and the pit is empty, there is no water in it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:25 - And they sit down to eat bread, and they lift up their eyes, and look, and lo, a company of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, and their camels bearing spices, and balm, and myrrh, going to take them down to Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:26 - And Judah saith unto his brethren, 'What gain when we slay our brother, and have concealed his blood?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:27 - Come, and we sell him to the Ishmaelites, and our hands are not on him, for he is our brother -- our flesh;' and his brethren hearken.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:28 - And Midianite merchantmen pass by and they draw out and bring up Joseph out of the pit, and sell Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty silverlings, and they bring Joseph into Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:29 - And Reuben returneth unto the pit, and lo, Joseph is not in the pit, and he rendeth his garments,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:30 - and he returneth unto his brethren, and saith, 'The lad is not, and I -- whither am I going?'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:31 - And they take the coat of Joseph, and slaughter a kid of the goats, and dip the coat in the blood,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:32 - and send the long coat, and they bring it in unto their father, and say, 'This have we found; discern, we pray thee, whether it is thy son's coat or not?'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:33 - And he discerneth it, and saith, 'My son's coat! an evil beast hath devoured him; torn -- torn is Joseph!'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:34 - And Jacob rendeth his raiment, and putteth sackcloth on his loins, and becometh a mourner for his son many days,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:35 - and all his sons and all his daughters rise to comfort him, and he refuseth to comfort himself, and saith, 'For -- I go down mourning unto my son, to Sheol,' and his father weepeth for him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:36 - And the Medanites have sold him unto Egypt, to Potiphar, a eunuch of Pharaoh, head of the executioners.

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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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