Genesis. Ioseph et Fratres Eius.
37:18 And when they saw him afar off, before he came nigh them, they thought
to kill him.
37:19 And said one to another: Behold the dreamer cometh.
37:20 Come, let us kill him, and cast him into some old pit : and we will say : Some evil beast hath devoured him: and then it shall appear what his dreams avail him :
37:21 And Ruben hearing this, endeavoured to deliver him out of their hands, end said:
37:22 Do not take away his life, nor shed his blood: but cast him into this pit, that is in the wilderness, and keep your hands harmless: now he said this, being desirous to deliver him out of their hands and to restore him to his father.
37:23 And as soon as he came to his brethren, they forthwith stript him of his outside coat, that was of divers colours:
37:24 And cast him into an old pit, where there was no water.
37:25 And sitting down to eat bread, they saw some Ismaelites on their way coming from Calaad, with their camels, carrying spices, and balm, and myrrh to Egypt.
37:26 And Juda said to his brethren: What will it profit us to kill our brother, and conceal his blood?
37:27 It is better that he be sold to the Ismaelites, and that our hands be not defiled: for he is our brother and our flesh. His brethren agreed to his words.
37:28 And when the Madianite merchants passed by, they drew him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ismaelites, for twenty pieces of silver: and they led him into Egypt.
37:29 And Ruben, returning to the pit, found not the boy:
37:30 And rending his garments he went to his brethren, and said: The boy doth not appear and whither shall I go?
37:31 And they took his coat, and dipped it in the blood of a kid, which they had killed :
37:32 Sending some to carry it to their father, and to say: This we have found: see whether it be thy son's coat, or not.
37:33 And the father acknowledging it, said: It is my son's coat, an evil wild beast hath eaten him, a beast hath devoured Joseph.
37:34 And tearing his garments, he put an sackcloth, mourning for his son a long time.