37:1And Jacob dwelleth in the land of his father's sojournings -- in the land of Canaan.
37:2These 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.
37:3And 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;
37:4and 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.
37:5And Joseph dreameth a dream, and declareth to his brethren, and they add still more to hate him.
37:6And he saith unto them, `Hear ye, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
37:7that, 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.'
37:8And 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.
37:9And 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.'
37:10And 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?'
37:11and his brethren are zealous against him, and his father hath watched the matter.
37:12And his brethren go to feed the flock of their father in Shechem,
37:13and 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;'
37:14and 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.
37:15And a man findeth him, and lo, he is wandering in the field, and the man asketh him, saying, `What seekest thou?'
37:16and he saith, `My brethren I am seeking, declare to me, I pray thee, where they are feeding?'
37:17And 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.
37:18And they see him from afar, even before he draweth near unto them, and they conspire against him to put him to death.
37:19And they say one unto another, `Lo, this man of the dreams cometh;
37:20and 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.'
37:21And Reuben heareth, and delivereth him out of their hand, and saith, `Let us not smite the life;'
37:22and 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.
37:23And 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,
37:24and take him and cast him into the pit, and the pit is empty, there is no water in it.
37:25And 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.
37:26And Judah saith unto his brethren, `What gain when we slay our brother, and have concealed his blood?
37:27Come, 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.
37:28And 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.
37:29And Reuben returneth unto the pit, and lo, Joseph is not in the pit, and he rendeth his garments,
37:30and he returneth unto his brethren, and saith, `The lad is not, and I -- whither am I going?'
37:31And they take the coat of Joseph, and slaughter a kid of the goats, and dip the coat in the blood,
37:32and 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?'
37:33And he discerneth it, and saith, `My son's coat! an evil beast hath devoured him; torn -- torn is Joseph!'
37:34And Jacob rendeth his raiment, and putteth sackcloth on his loins, and becometh a mourner for his son many days,
37:35and 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.
37:36And the Medanites have sold him unto Egypt, to Potiphar, a eunuch of Pharaoh, head of the executioners.
38:1And it cometh to pass, at that time, that Judah goeth down from his brethren, and turneth aside unto a man, an Adullamite, whose name is Hirah;
38:2and Judah seeth there the daughter of a man, a Canaanite, whose name is Shuah, and taketh her, and goeth in unto her.
38:3And she conceiveth, and beareth a son, and he calleth his name Er;
38:4and she conceiveth again, and beareth a son, and calleth his name Onan;
38:5and she addeth again, and beareth a son, and calleth his name Shelah; and he was in Chezib in her bearing him.
38:6And Judah taketh a wife for Er, his first-born, and her name is Tamar;
38:7and Er, Judah's first-born, is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and Jehovah doth put him to death.
38:8And Judah saith to Onan, `Go in unto the wife of thy brother, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother;'
38:9and Onan knoweth that the seed is not reckoned his; and it hath come to pass, if he hath gone in unto his brother's wife, that he hath destroyed it to the earth, so as not to give seed to his brother;
38:10and that which he hath done is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and He putteth him also to death.
38:11And Judah saith to Tamar his daughter-in-law, `Abide a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son groweth up;' for he said, `Lest he die -- even he -- like his brethren;' and Tamar goeth and dwelleth at her father's house.
38:12And the days are multiplied, and the daughter of Shuah, Judah's wife, dieth; and Judah is comforted, and goeth up unto his sheep-shearers, he and Hirah his friend the Adullamite, to Timnath.
38:13And it is declared to Tamar, saying, `Lo, thy husband's father is going up to Timnath to shear his flock;'
38:14and she turneth aside the garments of her widowhood from off her, and covereth herself with a vail, and wrappeth herself up, and sitteth in the opening of Enayim, which is by the way to Timnath, for she hath seen that Shelah hath grown up, and she hath not been given to him for a wife.
38:15And Judah seeth her, and reckoneth her for a harlot, for she hath covered her face,
38:16and he turneth aside unto her by the way, and saith, `Come, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee,' (for he hath not known that she is his daughter-in-law); and she saith, `What dost thou give to me, that thou mayest come in unto me?'
38:17and he saith, `I -- I send a kid of the goats from the flock.' And she saith, `Dost thou give a pledge till thou send it?'
38:18and he saith, `What is the pledge that I give to thee?' and she saith, `Thy seal, and thy ribbon, and thy staff which is in thy hand;' and he giveth to her, and goeth in unto her, and she conceiveth to him;
38:19and she riseth, and goeth, and turneth aside her vail from off her, and putteth on the garments of her widowhood.
38:20And Judah sendeth the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the hand of the woman, and he hath not found her.
38:21And he asketh the men of her place, saying, `Where is the separated one -- she in Enayim, by the way?' and they say, `There hath not been in this place a separated one.'
38:22And he turneth back unto Judah, and saith, `I have not found her; and the men of the place also have said, There hath not been in this place a separated one,'
38:23and Judah saith, `Let her take to herself, lest we become despised; lo, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.'
38:24And it cometh to pass about three months after, that it is declared to Judah, saying, `Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath committed fornication; and also, lo, she hath conceived by fornication:' and Judah saith, `Bring her out -- and she is burnt.'
38:25She is brought out, and she hath sent unto her husband's father, saying, `To a man whose these are, I am pregnant;' and she saith, `Discern, I pray thee, whose are these -- the seal, and the ribbons, and the staff.'
38:26And Judah discerneth and saith, `She hath been more righteous than I, because that I did not give her to Shelah my son;' and he hath not added to know her again.
38:27And it cometh to pass in the time of her bearing, that lo, twins are in her womb;
38:28and it cometh to pass in her bearing, that one giveth out a hand, and the midwife taketh and bindeth on his hand a scarlet thread, saying, `This hath come out first.'
38:29And it cometh to pass as he draweth back his hand, that lo, his brother hath come out, and she saith, `What! thou hast broken forth -- on thee is the breach;' and he calleth his name Pharez;
38:30and afterwards hath his brother come out, on whose hand is the scarlet thread, and he calleth his name Zarah.
39:1And Joseph hath been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, a eunuch of Pharaoh, head of the executioners, an Egyptian man, buyeth him out of the hands of the Ishmaelites who have brought him thither.
39:2And Jehovah is with Joseph, and he is a prosperous man, and he is in the house of his lord the Egyptian,
39:3and his lord seeth that Jehovah is with him, and all that he is doing Jehovah is causing to prosper in his hand,
39:4and Joseph findeth grace in his eyes and serveth him, and he appointeth him over his house, and all that he hath he hath given into his hand.
39:5And it cometh to pass from the time that he hath appointed him over his house, and over all that he hath, that Jehovah blesseth the house of the Egyptian for Joseph's sake, and the blessing of Jehovah is on all that he hath, in the house, and in the field;
39:6and he leaveth all that he hath in the hand of Joseph, and he hath not known anything that he hath, except the bread which he is eating. And Joseph is of a fair form, and of a fair appearance.
39:7And it cometh to pass after these things, that his lord's wife lifteth up her eyes unto Joseph, and saith, `Lie with me;'
39:8and he refuseth, and saith unto his lord's wife, `Lo, my lord hath not known what is with me in the house, and all that he hath he hath given into my hand;
39:9none is greater in this house than I, and he hath not withheld from me anything, except thee, because thou art his wife; and how shall I do this great evil? -- then have I sinned against God.'
39:10And it cometh to pass at her speaking unto Joseph day by day, that he hath not hearkened unto her, to lie near her, to be with her;
39:11and it cometh to pass about this day, that he goeth into the house to do his work, and there is none of the men of the house there in the house,
39:12and she catcheth him by his garment, saying, `Lie with me;' and he leaveth his garment in her hand, and fleeth, and goeth without.
39:13And it cometh to pass when she seeth that he hath left his garment in her hand, and fleeth without,
39:14that she calleth for the men of her house, and speaketh to them, saying, `See, he hath brought in to us a man, a Hebrew, to play with us; he hath come in unto me, to lie with me, and I call with a loud voice,
39:15and it cometh to pass, when he heareth that I have lifted up my voice and call, that he leaveth his garment near me, and fleeth, and goeth without.'
39:16And she placeth his garment near her, until the coming in of his lord unto his house.
39:17And she speaketh unto him according to these words, saying, `The Hebrew servant whom thou hast brought unto us, hath come in unto me to play with me;
39:18and it cometh to pass, when I lift my voice and call, that he leaveth his garment near me, and fleeth without.'
39:19And it cometh to pass when his lord heareth the words of his wife, which she hath spoken unto him, saying, `According to these things hath thy servant done to me,' that his anger burneth;
39:20and Joseph's lord taketh him, and putteth him unto the round-house, a place where the king's prisoners are bound; and he is there in the round-house.
39:21And Jehovah is with Joseph, and stretcheth out kindness unto him, and putteth his grace in the eyes of the chief of the round-house;
39:22and the chief of the round-house giveth into the hand of Joseph all the prisoners who are in the round-house, and of all that they are doing there, he hath been doer;
39:23the chief of the round-house seeth not anything under his hand, because Jehovah is with him, and that which he is doing Jehovah is causing to prosper.