King James Version

Genesis 37:1-36

1And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.37.1 wherein…: Heb. of his father’s sojournings 2These 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. 3Now 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.37.3 colours: or, pieces 4And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

5¶ And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. 6And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: 7For, 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. 8And 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.

9¶ 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. 10And 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? 11And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

12¶ And his brethren went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem. 13And 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. 14And 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.37.14 see…: Heb. see the peace of thy brethren, etc.

15¶ And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou? 16And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks. 17And 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. 18And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. 19And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.37.19 dreamer: Heb. master of dreams 20Come 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. 21And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. 22And 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.

23¶ 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;37.23 colours: or, pieces 24And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. 25And 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. 26And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood? 27Come, 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.37.27 were…: Heb. hearkened 28Then 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.

29¶ And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes. 30And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?

31And they took Joseph’s coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; 32And 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. 33And he knew it, and said, It is my son’s coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces. 34And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days. 35And 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. 36And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, and captain of the guard.37.36 officer: Heb. eunuch: but the word doth signify not only eunuchs, but also chamberlains, courtiers, and officers37.36 captain…: or, chief marshal: Heb. chief of the slaughter men, or executioners

Ang Pulong Sang Dios

Genesis 37:1-36

Si Jose kag ang Iya mga Utod

1Nagpabilin si Jacob sa pag-estar sa Canaan, ang lugar nga gin-estaran man anay sang iya amay. 2Kag amo ini ang estorya parte sa pamilya ni Jacob:

Sang nagaedad na si Jose sing 17 ka tuig, nagabantay siya sang mga kasapatan kaupod sang iya mga utod nga mga anak ni Bilha kag ni Zilpa, nga mga asawa sang iya amay. Ginsugid ni Jose sa iya amay ang mga malain nga ginpanghimo sang iya mga utod.

3Mas palangga ni Jacob37:3 Jacob: sa Hebreo, Israel. si Jose sang sa iban niya nga mga anak, tungod kay tigulang na siya sang natawo si Jose. Gani ginpatahian niya si Jose sang matahom kag malaba nga bayo.37:3 matahom kag malaba nga bayo: Indi klaro ang buot silingon sang Hebreo sini. 4Pero pagkakita sang mga utod ni Jose nga mas palangga siya sang ila amay sang sa ila, naakig sila kay Jose kag ginhambalan nila siya sang masakit nga mga sugilanon.

5Karon nagdamgo si Jose. Sang pagsugid niya sang iya damgo sa iya mga utod, naakig pa gid sila tapat sa iya. 6Kay amo ini ang ginsugid niya, “Nagdamgo ako 7nga samtang didto kita sa uma nga nagapamugkos sang mga uhay, hinali lang nga nagtindog ang akon binugkos kag ginpalibutan sang inyo mga binugkos nga nagasaludo.” 8Nagsiling ang iya mga utod, “Ano? Mangin hari ka kag magapangulo sa amon?” Gani naakig pa gid sila kay Jose.

9Nagdamgo liwat si Jose kag ginsugid naman niya sa iya mga utod. Siling niya, “Nagdamgo naman ako nga nakita ko ang adlaw, ang bulan, kag ang onse ka bituon nga nagasaludo sa akon.” 10Ginsugid man ni Jose ang iya damgo sa iya amay pero naakig man ang iya amay sa iya. Siling niya, “Ano ang buot mo silingon? Nga kami sang imo iloy kag sang imo mga utod magasaludo sa imo?” 11Nahisa ang mga utod ni Jose sa iya, pero si Jacob iya gintago lang niya ini nga butang sa iya tagipusuon.

Ginbaligya si Jose sang Iya mga Utod

12Isa sadto ka adlaw, nagkadto ang mga utod ni Jose sa Shekem agod magbantay sang mga sapat sang ila amay. 13-14Karon, nagsiling si Jacob37:13-14 Jacob: sa Hebreo, Israel. kay Jose, “Ang imo mga utod didto sa Shekem nga nagabantay sang mga sapat. Magkadto ka didto kag tan-awon mo kon bala maayo man ang kahimtangan sang imo mga utod kag sang mga sapat. Balik ka dayon kag sugiri ako.” Nagsabat si Jose, “Huo, tay.”

Gani halin sa Kapatagan sang Hebron, nagkadto si Jose sa Shekem. 15Sang didto na siya nga nagalibot-libot sa latagon, may tawo nga nagpamangkot sa iya kon ano ang iya ginapangita. 16Nagsabat siya, “Ginapangita ko ang akon mga utod. Nakahibalo ka bala kon diin sila nagapahalab?” 17Nagsiling ang tawo, “Wala na sila diri. Nabatian ko nga makadto kuno sila sa Dotan.” Gani nag-apas si Jose kag nakita niya sila didto sa Dotan.

18Malayo pa si Jose nakita na siya sang iya mga utod. Kag sa wala pa siya makaabot, ginplanohan na nila nga patyon siya. 19Siling nila, “Ara na ang paladamgo. 20Dali, patyon ta siya kag ihulog dayon sa isa sining mga buho nga pulunduhan sang tubig. Silingon lang naton nga ginpatay siya sang mabangis nga sapat. Kag tan-awon ta abi kon matuman ang iya mga damgo.” 21Pero pagkabati ni Reuben sang ila plano, gintinguhaan niya nga luwason si Jose. Siling niya, “Indi lang naton siya pagpatyon. 22Ihulog lang ninyo siya sa buho diri sa kamingawan, pero indi gid ninyo siya pagpatyon.” Ginsiling ato ni Reuben tungod kay plano na niya nga luwason si Jose kag ibalik sa ila amay.

23Gani pag-abot ni Jose, gin-ubahan nila siya sadtong iya bayo nga matahom kag malaba,37:23 bayo nga matahom kag malaba: Tan-awa ang footnote sa 37:3. 24kag ginhulog sa buho nga pulunduhan sang tubig. Pero wala sadto sang tubig ang buho.

25Samtang nagakaon sila, may nalantawan sila nga mga negosyante nga Ishmaelinhon nga naghalin sa Gilead. Ang ila mga kamelyo may karga nga mga panakot, bulong, kag pahamot nga dal-on sa Egipto. 26Nagsiling si Juda sa iya mga utod, “Ano bala ang aton makuha kon patyon ta ang aton utod kag tago-taguon ang iya kamatayon? 27Ang maayo pa siguro ibaligya naton siya sa sinang mga Ishmaelinhon. Indi naton siya pagpatyon kay utod naton siya.” Nagsugot ang mga utod ni Juda sa iya.

28Gani pag-agi sang mga negosyante nga Ishmaelinhon, nga ang ila tribo Midianhon, ginbatak nila si Jose halin sa buho kag ginbaligya nila siya sa kantidad nga 20 ka bilog nga pilak. Kag gindala si Jose sang mga Ishmaelinhon sa Egipto.

29Sang pagbalik ni Reuben sa buho wala na didto si Jose, gani gin-gisi niya ang iya bayo sa kasubo. 30Dayon nagbalik siya sa iya mga utod kag nagsiling, “Wala na didto ang aton manghod. Paano na ako makapauli karon didto kay tatay?”

31Nagpatay sila sang kanding kag gintusmog nila sa dugo ang bayo ni Jose. 32Dayon gindala nila ang bayo ni Jose sa ila amay kag nagsiling, “Nakita namon ini. Tan-awa abi kon kay Jose ini ukon indi.” 33Nakilala dayon ni Jacob ang bayo. Siling niya, “Iya ina! Ginpatay siya sang mabangis nga sapat! Sigurado gid nga ginus-ab siya sang sapat.” 34Gin-gisi dayon ni Jacob ang iya bayo kag nagsuksok sang sako sa pagpakita sang iya pagpangasubo. Pila gid ka adlaw ang iya pagpangasubo para iya anak. 35Gin-uloulohan siya sang tanan niya nga mga anak pero sige gid gihapon ang iya pangasubo. Siling niya, “Pabay-i lang bala ninyo ako! Mapatay ako nga nagapangasubo tungod sa pagkapatay sang akon anak.” Kag padayon ang iya paghibi tungod kay Jose.

36Karon didto sa Egipto, ginbaligya sang mga Midianhon37:36 Midianhon: sa Hebreo, Medanhon. si Jose kay Potifar nga isa sa mga opisyal sang hari sang Egipto.37:36 hari sang Egipto: sa literal, Faraon. Kapitan siya sang mga guwardya sa palasyo.