| Genesis 37 - Versions
| Genesis 37 Text (WEB)
- Jacob lived in the land of his father's travels, in the land of Canaan.
- This is the history of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. Joseph brought an evil report of them to their father.
- Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a coat of many colors.
- His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, and they hated him, and couldn't speak peaceably to him.
- Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more.
- He said to them, "Please hear this dream which I have dreamed:
- for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves came around, and bowed down to my sheaf."
- His brothers said to him, "Will you indeed reign over us? Or will you indeed have dominion over us?" They hated him all the more for his dreams and for his words.
- He dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brothers, and said, "Behold, I have dreamed yet another dream: and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me."
- He told it to his father and to his brothers. His father rebuked him, and said to him, "What is this dream that you have dreamed? Will I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves down to you to the earth?"
- His brothers envied him, but his father kept this saying in mind.
- His brothers went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
- Israel said to Joseph, "Aren't your brothers feeding the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them." He said to him, "Here I am."
- He said to him, "Go now, see whether it is well with your brothers, and well with the flock; and bring me word again." So he sent him out of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
- A certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field. The man asked him, "What are you looking for?"
- He said, "I am looking for my brothers. Tell me, please, where they are feeding the flock."
- The man said, "They have left here, for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'" Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Dothan.
- They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him.
- They said one to another, "Behold, this dreamer comes.
- Come now therefore, and let's kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, 'An evil animal has devoured him.' We will see what will become of his dreams."
- Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, "Let's not take his life."
- Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood. Throw him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him"--that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father.
- It happened, when Joseph came to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat of many colors that was on him;
- and they took him, and threw him into the pit. The pit was empty. There was no water in it.
- They sat down to eat bread, and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
- Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?
- Come, and let's sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not let our hand be on him; for he is our brother, our flesh." His brothers listened to him.
- Midianites who were merchants passed by, and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. They brought Joseph into Egypt.
- Reuben returned to the pit; and saw that Joseph wasn't in the pit; and he tore his clothes.
- He returned to his brothers, and said, "The child is no more; and I, where will I go?"
- They took Joseph's coat, and killed a male goat, and dipped the coat in the blood.
- They took the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father, and said, "We have found this. Examine it, now, whether it is your son's coat or not."
- He recognized it, and said, "It is my son's coat. An evil animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces."
- Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days.
- All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He said, "For I will go down to Sheol to my son mourning." His father wept for him.
- The Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard.
| Genesis 37 Text (Hebrew)
- וישב יעקב בארץ מגורי אביו בארץ כנען׃
- אלה תלדות יעקב יוסף בן־שבע־עשרה שנה היה רעה את־אחיו בצאן והוא נער את־בני בלהה ואת־בני זלפה נשי אביו ויבא יוסף את־דבתם רעה אל־אביהם׃
- וישראל אהב את־יוסף מכל־בניו כי־בן־זקנים הוא לו ועשה לו כתנת פסים׃
- ויראו אחיו כי־אתו אהב אביהם מכל־אחיו וישנאו אתו ולא יכלו דברו לשלם׃
- ויחלם יוסף חלום ויגד לאחיו ויוספו עוד שנא אתו׃
- ויאמר אליהם שמעו־נא החלום הזה אשר חלמתי׃
- והנה אנחנו מאלמים אלמים בתוך השדה והנה קמה אלמתי וגם־נצבה והנה תסבינה אלמתיכם ותשתחוין לאלמתי׃
- ויאמרו לו אחיו המלך תמלך עלינו אם־משול תמשל בנו ויוספו עוד שנא אתו על־חלמתיו ועל־דבריו׃
- ויחלם עוד חלום אחר ויספר אתו לאחיו ויאמר הנה חלמתי חלום עוד והנה השמש והירח ואחד עשר כוכבים משתחוים לי׃
- ויספר אל־אביו ואל־אחיו ויגער־בו אביו ויאמר לו מה החלום הזה אשר חלמת הבוא נבוא אני ואמך ואחיך להשתחות לך ארצה׃
- ויקנאו־בו אחיו ואביו שמר את־הדבר׃
- וילכו אחיו לרעות את־צאן אביהם בשכם׃
- ויאמר ישראל אל־יוסף הלוא אחיך רעים בשכם לכה ואשלחך אליהם ויאמר לו הנני׃
- ויאמר לו לך־נא ראה את־שלום אחיך ואת־שלום הצאן והשבני דבר וישלחהו מעמק חברון ויבא שכמה׃
- וימצאהו איש והנה תעה בשדה וישאלהו האיש לאמר מה־תבקש׃
- ויאמר את־אחי אנכי מבקש הגידה־נא לי איפה הם רעים׃
- ויאמר האיש נסעו מזה כי שמעתי אמרים נלכה דתינה וילך יוסף אחר אחיו וימצאם בדתן׃
- ויראו אתו מרחק ובטרם יקרב אליהם ויתנכלו אתו להמיתו׃
- ויאמרו איש אל־אחיו הנה בעל החלמות הלזה בא׃
- ועתה לכו ונהרגהו ונשלכהו באחד הברות ואמרנו חיה רעה אכלתהו ונראה מה־יהיו חלמתיו׃
- וישמע ראובן ויצלהו מידם ויאמר לא נכנו נפש׃
- ויאמר אלהם ראובן אל־תשפכו־דם השליכו אתו אל־הבור הזה אשר במדבר ויד אל־תשלחו־בו למען הציל אתו מידם להשיבו אל־אביו׃
- ויהי כאשר־בא יוסף אל־אחיו ויפשיטו את־יוסף את־כתנתו את־כתנת הפסים אשר עליו׃
- ויקחהו וישלכו אתו הברה והבור רק אין בו מים׃
- וישבו לאכל־לחם וישאו עיניהם ויראו והנה ארחת ישמעאלים באה מגלעד וגמליהם נשאים נכאת וצרי ולט הולכים להוריד מצרימה׃
- ויאמר יהודה אל־אחיו מה־בצע כי נהרג את־אחינו וכסינו את־דמו׃
- לכו ונמכרנו לישמעאלים וידנו אל־תהי־בו כי־אחינו בשרנו הוא וישמעו אחיו׃
- ויעברו אנשים מדינים סחרים וימשכו ויעלו את־יוסף מן־הבור וימכרו את־יוסף לישמעאלים בעשרים כסף ויביאו את־יוסף מצרימה׃
- וישב ראובן אל־הבור והנה אין־יוסף בבור ויקרע את־בגדיו׃
- וישב אל־אחיו ויאמר הילד איננו ואני אנה אני־בא׃
- ויקחו את־כתנת יוסף וישחטו שעיר עזים ויטבלו את־הכתנת בדם׃
- וישלחו את־כתנת הפסים ויביאו אל־אביהם ויאמרו זאת מצאנו הכר־נא הכתנת בנך הוא אם־לא׃
- ויכירה ויאמר כתנת בני חיה רעה אכלתהו טרף טרף יוסף׃
- ויקרע יעקב שמלתיו וישם שק במתניו ויתאבל על־בנו ימים רבים׃
- ויקמו כל־בניו וכל־בנתיו לנחמו וימאן להתנחם ויאמר כי־ארד אל־בני אבל שאלה ויבך אתו אביו׃
- והמדנים מכרו אתו אל־מצרים לפוטיפר סריס פרעה שר הטבחים׃ ף
| Genesis 37 Text (Latin)
- Habitavit autem Jacob in terra Chanaan, in qua pater suus peregrinatus est.
- Et hæ sunt generationes ejus : Joseph cum sedecim esset annorum, pascebat gregem cum fratribus suis adhuc puer : et erat cum filiis Balæ et Zelphæ uxorum patris sui : accusavitque fratres suos apud patrem crimine pessimo.
- Israël autem diligebat Joseph super omnes filios suos, eo quod in senectute genuisset eum : fecitque ei tunicam polymitam.
- Videntes autem fratres ejus quod a patre plus cunctis filiis amaretur, oderant eum, nec poterant ei quidquam pacifice loqui.
- Accidit quoque ut visum somnium referret fratribus suis : quæ causa majoris odii seminarium fuit.
- Dixitque ad eos : Audite somnium meum quod vidi :
- putabam nos ligare manipulos in agro : et quasi consurgere manipulum meum, et stare, vestrosque manipulos circumstantes adorare manipulum meum.
- Responderunt fratres ejus : Numquid rex noster eris ? aut subjiciemur ditioni tuæ ? Hæc ergo causa somniorum atque sermonum, invidiæ et odii fomitem ministravit.
- Aliud quoque vidit somnium, quod narrans fratribus, ait : Vidi per somnium, quasi solem, et lunam, et stellas undecim adorare me.
- Quod cum patri suo, et fratribus retulisset, increpavit eum pater suus, et dixit : Quid sibi vult hoc somnium quod vidisti ? num ego et mater tua, et fratres tui adorabimus te super terram ?
- Invidebant ei igitur fratres sui : pater vero rem tacitus considerabat.
- Cumque fratres illius in pascendis gregibus patris morarentur in Sichem,
- dixit ad eum Israël : Fratres tui pascunt oves in Sichimis : veni, mittam te ad eos. Quo respondente,
- Præsto sum, ait ei : Vade, et vide si cuncta prospera sint erga fratres tuos, et pecora : et renuntia mihi quid agatur. Missus de valle Hebron, venit in Sichem :
- invenitque eum vir errantem in agro, et interrogavit quid quæreret.
- At ille respondit : Fratres meos quæro : indica mihi ubi pascant greges.
- Dixitque ei vir : Recesserunt de loco isto : audivi autem eos dicentes : Eamus in Dothain. Perrexit ergo Joseph post fratres suos, et invenit eos in Dothain.
- Qui cum vidissent eum procul, antequam accederet ad eos, cogitaverunt illum occidere :
- et mutuo loquebantur : Ecce somniator venit :
- venite, occidamus eum, et mittamus in cisternam veterem : dicemusque : Fera pessima devoravit eum : et tunc apparebit quid illi prosint somnia sua.
- Audiens autem hoc Ruben, nitebatur liberare eum de manibus eorum, et dicebat :
- Non interficiatis animam ejus, nec effundatis sanguinem : sed projicite eum in cisternam hanc, quæ est in solitudine, manusque vestras servate innoxias : hoc autem dicebat, volens eripere eum de manibus eorum, et reddere patri suo.
- Confestim igitur ut pervenit ad fratres suos, nudaverunt eum tunica talari et polymita :
- miseruntque eum in cisternam veterem, quæ non habebat aquam.
- Et sedentes ut comederent panem, viderunt Ismaëlitas viatores venire de Galaad, et camelos eorum portantes aromata, et resinam, et stacten in Ægyptum.
- Dixit ergo Judas fratribus suis : Quid nobis prodest si occiderimus fratrem nostrum, et celaverimus sanguinem ipsius ?
- melius est ut venundetur Ismaëlitis, et manus nostræ non polluantur : frater enim et caro nostra est. Acquieverunt fratres sermonibus illius.
- Et prætereuntibus Madianitis negotiatoribus, extrahentes eum de cisterna, vendiderunt eum Ismaëlitis, viginti argenteis : qui duxerunt eum in Ægyptum.
- Reversusque Ruben ad cisternam, non invenit puerum :
- et scissis vestibus pergens ad fratres suos, ait : Puer non comparet, et ego quo ibo ?
- Tulerunt autem tunicam ejus, et in sanguine hædi, quem occiderant, tinxerunt :
- mittentes qui ferrent ad patrem, et dicerent : Hanc invenimus : vide utrum tunica filii tui sit, an non.
- Quam cum agnovisset pater, ait : Tunica filii mei est : fera pessima comedit eum, bestia devoravit Joseph.
- Scissisque vestibus, indutus est cilicio, lugens filium suum multo tempore.
- Congregatis autem cunctis liberis ejus ut lenirent dolorem patris, noluit consolationem accipere, sed ait : Descendam ad filium meum lugens in infernum. Et illo perseverante in fletu,
- Madianitæ vendiderunt Joseph in Ægypto Putiphari eunucho Pharaonis, magistro militum.
| Genesis 37 Text (KJV)
- And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
- These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen 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 wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
- Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
- And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
- And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
- And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
- For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
- And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
- 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.
- And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Dothan. 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 colours 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 Ishmeelites 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 Ishmeelites, 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 Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
- And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
- And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?
- And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;
- 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 he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
- And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
- And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
- And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.