1 But Jacob settled in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.
Gen 17:8 Gen 28:4 Gen 36:7 Gen 23:4 Heb 11:9-16
2 This is the story of Joseph. Joseph was seventeen years old. As he was young, he was shepherding the flock with his brothers, with the sons of his father's wives, Bilhah and Zilpah; and Joseph brought his father bad reports about them.
Gen 35:25-26 1Sam 2:22-24 1Cor 11:18 1Cor 1:11 1Cor 5:1 Gen 2:4 Gen 5:1
3 Jacob loved Joseph more than all his other sons, for he was the son of his old age, and he had a decorated tunic made for him.
Gen 37:32 Gen 37:23 2Sam 13:18 John 13:22-23 Ezek 16:16 Gen 44:20-30 John 3:35
4 But his brothers, seeing how much more his father loved him than all his other sons, came to hate him so much that they could not say a civil word to him.
Gen 27:41 1John 4:20 1John 3:12 1Sam 17:28 Gen 49:23 1John 2:11 1John 3:10
5 Now Joseph had a dream, and he repeated it to his brothers, who then hated him more than ever.
Gen 28:12 Dan 4:5 Amos 3:7 Gen 42:9 Joel 2:28 John 17:14 1Kgs 3:5
6 'Listen', he said, 'to the dream I had.
Gen 44:18 Judg 9:7
7 We were binding sheaves in the field, when my sheaf suddenly rose and stood upright, and then your sheaves gathered round and bowed to my sheaf.'
Gen 42:6 Gen 42:9 Gen 43:26 Gen 44:14 Col 1:18 Gen 44:19 Phil 2:10
8 'So you want to be king over us,' his brothers retorted, 'you want to lord it over us?' And they hated him even more, on account of his dreams and of what he said.
Acts 7:35 1Sam 10:27 1Sam 17:28 Acts 4:27-28 Exod 2:14 Gen 37:4 Gen 49:26
9 He had another dream which he recounted to his brothers. 'Look, I have had another dream,' he said. 'There were the sun, the moon and eleven stars, bowing down to me.'
Acts 7:9-14 Dan 8:10 Gen 37:7 Gen 37:10 Gen 41:25 Gen 41:32 Gen 43:28
10 He told his father and brothers, and his father scolded him. 'A fine dream to have!' he said to him. 'Are all of us then, myself, your mother and your brothers, to come and bow to the ground before you?'
Gen 27:29 Gen 37:7 Isa 60:14 Phil 2:10-11
11 His brothers held it against him, but his father pondered the matter.
Acts 7:9 Luke 2:19 Luke 2:51 Dan 7:28 Acts 13:45 Eccl 4:4 Gal 5:21
12 His brothers went to pasture their father's flock at Shechem.
Gen 33:18 Gen 34:25-31 Gen 37:1
13 Then Israel said to Joseph, 'Your brothers are with the flock at Shechem, aren't they? Come, I am going to send you to them.' 'I am ready,' he replied.
1Sam 3:4-6 1Sam 3:8 1Sam 3:16 1Sam 17:17-20 Eph 6:1-3 Gen 22:1 Gen 27:1
14 He said to him, 'Go and see how your brothers and the flock are doing, and bring me word.' He sent him from the valley of Hebron, and Joseph arrived at Shechem.
Gen 35:27 Gen 13:18 Gen 23:2 Josh 14:15 1Kgs 2:33 1Sam 17:17-18 2Sam 18:32
15 A man found him wandering in the countryside and asked him, 'What are you looking for ? '
Judg 4:22 2Kgs 6:19 Gen 21:14 John 1:38 John 4:27 John 18:4 John 18:7
16 'I am looking for my brothers,' he replied. 'Please tell me where they are pasturing their flock.'
Luke 19:10 Song 1:7
17 The man answered, 'They have moved on from here; indeed I heard them say, "Let us go to Dothan." ' So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.
18 They saw him in the distance, and before he reached them they made a plot to kill him.
Acts 23:12 Mark 14:1 Ps 37:12 Ps 37:32 1Sam 19:1 John 11:53 Ps 31:13
19 'Here comes that dreamer,' they said to one another.
Gen 37:5 Gen 37:11 Gen 28:12 Gen 49:23
20 'Come on, let us kill him now and throw him down one of the storage-wells; we can say that some wild animal has devoured him. Then we shall see what becomes of his dreams.'
Titus 3:3 1Kgs 13:24 1Sam 26:2 2Kgs 2:24 Acts 4:16-18 John 3:12 John 12:10-11
21 But Reuben heard, and he saved him from their clutches. 'We must not take his life,' he said.
Gen 42:22 Gen 9:5 Gen 35:22 Josh 10:28 Matt 10:28
22 'Shed no blood,' said Reuben to them, 'throw him down that well out in the desert, but do not kill him yourselves' -- intending to save him from them and to restore him to his father.
Acts 12:1 Deut 13:9 Exod 24:11 Gen 22:12 Gen 42:22 Matt 27:24
23 So, when Joseph reached his brothers, they pulled off his tunic, the decorated tunic which he was wearing,
Gen 37:3 Gen 37:31-33 Gen 42:21 Matt 27:28 Ps 22:18
24 and catching hold of him, threw him into the well. The well was empty, with no water in it.
Jer 38:6 Lam 3:52-55 Lam 4:20 Ps 35:7 Ps 40:2 Ps 88:6 Ps 88:8
25 They then sat down to eat. Looking up, they saw a group of Ishmaelites who were coming from Gilead, their camels laden with gum tragacanth, balsam and resin, which they were taking to Egypt.
Gen 37:28 Gen 43:11 Jer 8:22 Gen 16:11-12 Gen 37:36 Amos 6:6 Esth 3:15
26 Then Judah said to his brothers, 'What do we gain by killing our brother and covering up his blood?
Gen 37:20 Gen 4:10 2Sam 1:16 Deut 17:8 Ezek 24:7 Gen 25:32 Jer 41:8
27 Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, then we shall not have laid hands on him ourselves. After all, he is our brother, and our own flesh.' His brothers agreed.
Gen 42:21 1Sam 18:17 1Tim 1:10 2Sam 11:14-17 2Sam 12:9 Exod 21:16 Exod 21:21
28 Now some Midianite merchants were passing, and they pulled Joseph out of the well. They sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver, and these men took Joseph to Egypt.
Acts 7:9 Ps 105:17 Gen 45:4-5 Judg 6:1-3 Gen 25:2 Gen 37:25 Exod 2:16
29 When Reuben went back to the well, there was no sign of Joseph. Tearing his clothes,
Gen 37:34 Job 1:20 Gen 44:13 Num 14:6 2Kgs 19:1 Acts 14:14 Gen 34:13
30 he went back to his brothers. 'The boy has gone,' he said. 'What am I going to do?'
Gen 42:13 Gen 42:32 Jer 31:15 Gen 37:20 Gen 42:35-36
31 They took Joseph's tunic and, slaughtering a goat, dipped the tunic in the blood.
Gen 37:23 Gen 37:3 Prov 28:13
32 Then they sent off the decorated tunic and had it taken to their father, with the message, 'This is what we have found. Do you recognise it as your son's tunic or not?'
Gen 37:3 Gen 44:20-23 Luke 15:30
33 He recognised it and cried, 'My son's tunic! A wild animal has devoured him! Joseph has been torn to pieces!'
Gen 37:20 Gen 44:28 1Kgs 13:24 2Kgs 2:24 John 13:7 Prov 14:15
34 Tearing his clothes and putting sackcloth round his waist, Jacob mourned his son for many days.
Gen 37:29 2Sam 3:31 1Chr 21:16 1Kgs 20:31 1Kgs 21:27 2Kgs 19:1 2Sam 1:11
35 All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. 'No,' he said, 'I will go down to Sheol in mourning and join my son.' Thus his father wept for him.
2Sam 12:17 Gen 42:38 Gen 31:43 Gen 35:22-26 Gen 42:31 Gen 44:29-31 Gen 45:28
36 Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's officials and commander of the guard.
Gen 37:28 Gen 40:4 2Kgs 25:8 Esth 1:10 Gen 25:1-2 Gen 39:1-23 Isa 56:3