These are the births of Jacob. Joseph, a son of seventeen years, was pasturing the flock with◦ his brothers; and he◦ was a lad with◦ the sons of Bilhah and with◦ the sons of Zilpah his father’s women; and Joseph brought an evil report◦ of them to▵ their father.
and behold, we◦ were sheaving◦ sheaves◦ in the midst of the field, and behold, my sheaf◦ arose, and also stood··up, and behold, your sheaves◦ came··around, and bowed· themselves ·down to my sheaf◦.
And his brothers said to him, Reigning shalt thou reign over us? Or◦ ruling shalt thou rule over◦ us? And they added to hate him still more on··account··of his dreams and on··account··of his words.
And he dreamed yet another dream, and recounted◦ it to▵ his brothers, and said, Behold, I have dreamed yet another dream, and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed· themselves ·down to me.
And he recounted◦ it to▵ his father, and to▵ his brothers; and his father rebuked him, and said to him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Coming shall I◦ and thy mother and thy brothers come to bow··down to thee to▫ the earth?
And Reuben said to▵ them, Shed no◦ blood; cast him into▵ this pit that is in the wilderness, but put··forth◦ no◦ hand upon◦ him; so··that he might rescue him out··of their hand, to return him to▵ his father.
And they sat··down to eat bread, and they lifted··up their eyes and saw, and behold, a traveling··band of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, and their camels bearing aromas and balm and stacte, going◦ to bring· them ·down to▫ Egypt.
And all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him; but he refused to comfort himself, and he said, For I shall go··down to▵ my son, mourning, to the underworld*. And his father wept for him.