Joseph and his Breteren
Illustrated by Owen Jones & Henry Warren
Note: The text below is from the NAB translation and not, as in the original, from the King James Bible
Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons, for he was the child of his old age; and he had made him a long ornamented tunic. Genesis 37.3
There we were, binding sheaves in the field, when suddenly my sheaf rose to an upright position, and your sheaves formed a ring around my sheaf and bowed down to it. Genesis 37.7
Then he had another dream, and told it to his brothers. “Look, I had another dream,” he said; “this time, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” Genesis 37.9
Then Reuben said, “Do not shed blood! Throw him into this cistern in the wilderness; but do not lay a hand on him.” His purpose was to save him from their hands and restore him to his father. Genesis 37.22
Midianite traders passed by, and they pulled Joseph up out of the cistern. They sold Joseph for twenty pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt. Genesis 37.28
He recognized it and exclaimed: “My son’s tunic! A wild beast has devoured him! Joseph has been torn to pieces!” Then Jacob tore his garments, put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned his son many days. Genesis 37.33-34
Though his sons and daughters tried to console him, he refused all consolation, saying, “No, I will go down mourning to my son in Sheol.” Thus did his father weep for him. Genesis 37.35
The Midianites, meanwhile, sold Joseph in Egypt to Potiphar, an official of Pharaoh and his chief steward. Genesis 37.36
...he favored Joseph and made him his personal attendant; he put him in charge of his household and entrusted to him all his possessions. Genesis 39.4
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