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Jan 25

Genesis 37:12-36 (Yosef in the Pit) for 3rd-5th

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יב)  וַיֵּלְכוּ, אֶחָיו, לִרְעוֹת אֶתצֹאן אֲבִיהֶם, בִּשְׁכֶם.

יג)  וַיֹּאמֶר יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶליוֹסֵף, הֲלוֹא אַחֶיךָ רֹעִים בִּשְׁכֶםלְכָה, וְאֶשְׁלָחֲךָ אֲלֵיהֶם; וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ, הִנֵּנִי.

One day, Yosef’s brothers went to Shechem to take care of their father’s sheep. Ya’akov, whose name was also Yisrael, asked Yosef to check on them. Yosef said, “הִנֵנִי Hineni – Sure!”

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יד)  וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ, לֶךְנָא רְאֵה אֶתשְׁלוֹם אַחֶיךָ וְאֶתשְׁלוֹם הַצֹּאן, וַהֲשִׁבֵנִי, דָּבָר;

Yisrael said to him, “Go see how your brothers and the flocks are doing and bring me back a report.”

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טו)  וַיִּמְצָאֵהוּ אִישׁ, וְהִנֵּה תֹעֶה בַּשָּׂדֶה; וַיִּשְׁאָלֵהוּ הָאִישׁ לֵאמֹר, מַהתְּבַקֵּשׁ.

טז)  וַיֹּאמֶר, אֶתאַחַי אָנֹכִי מְבַקֵּשׁ; הַגִּידָהנָּא לִי, אֵיפֹה הֵם רֹעִים.

יז)  וַיֹּאמֶר הָאִישׁ, נָסְעוּ מִזֶּהכִּי שָׁמַעְתִּי אֹמְרִים, נֵלְכָה דֹּתָיְנָה; וַיֵּלֶךְ יוֹסֵף אַחַר אֶחָיו, וַיִּמְצָאֵם בְּדֹתָן.

While Yosef was wandering out in the field, a man met him and asked “What are you looking for?” He said “I am looking for my brothers, can you please tell me where they are?” The man said “Oh, they went away from here, I heard them say ‘Let’s go to דֹתָן Dotan.’” So Yosef followed his brothers to דֹתָן Dotan.

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יח)  וַיִּרְאוּ אֹתוֹ, מֵרָחֹק; וּבְטֶרֶם יִקְרַב אֲלֵיהֶם, וַיִּתְנַכְּלוּ אֹתוֹ לַהֲמִיתוֹ.

His brothers saw him coming in the distance, and they made a plan to kill him.

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יט)  וַיֹּאמְרוּ, אִישׁ אֶלאָחִיו:  הִנֵּה, בַּעַל הַחֲלֹמוֹת הַלָּזֶהבָּא.

כ)  וְעַתָּה לְכוּ וְנַהַרְגֵהוּ, וְנַשְׁלִכֵהוּ בְּאַחַד הַבֹּרוֹת,

They said, “Look הִנֵה, that dreamer is coming! Let’s kill him and throw him into one of the pits.

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וְאָמַרְנוּ, חַיָּה רָעָה אֲכָלָתְהוּ; וְנִרְאֶה, מַהיִּהְיוּ חֲלֹמֹתָיו.

Then we can say ‘A wild animal ate him up!’ Then we’ll see about those dreams he had!”

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כא)  וַיִּשְׁמַע רְאוּבֵן, וַיַּצִּלֵהוּ מִיָּדָם; וַיֹּאמֶר, לֹא נַכֶּנּוּ נָפֶשׁ.

Reuven, one of the brothers, heard this and tried to save him from them. He said, “Don’t really kill him.”

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כב)  וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם רְאוּבֵן, אַלתִּשְׁפְּכוּדָםהַשְׁלִיכוּ אֹתוֹ אֶלהַבּוֹר הַזֶּה אֲשֶׁר בַּמִּדְבָּר, וְיָד אַלתִּשְׁלְחוּבוֹ

Reuven said to them, “Don’t spill any blood! Just throw him into this pit that’s בַּמִּדְבָּר in the wilderness!”

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לְמַעַן, הַצִּיל אֹתוֹ מִיָּדָם, לַהֲשִׁיבוֹ, אֶלאָבִיו.

He meant to come back and save him later and bring him back to his father.

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כג)  וַיְהִי, כַּאֲשֶׁרבָּא יוֹסֵף אֶלאֶחָיו; וַיַּפְשִׁיטוּ אֶתיוֹסֵף אֶתכֻּתָּנְתּוֹ, אֶתכְּתֹנֶת הַפַּסִּים אֲשֶׁר עָלָיו.

When Yosef reached his brothers, they pulled off his tunic with many colors.

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כד)  וַיִּקָּחֻהוּוַיַּשְׁלִכוּ אֹתוֹ, הַבֹּרָה; וְהַבּוֹר רֵק, אֵין בּוֹ מָיִם.

They picked him up and threw him into the pit. It was empty and had no water in it.

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כה)  וַיֵּשְׁבוּ, לֶאֱכָללֶחֶם,

And then they sat down to eat some bread.

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וַיִּשְׂאוּ עֵינֵיהֶם וַיִּרְאוּ, וְהִנֵּה אֹרְחַת יִשְׁמְעֵאלִים בָּאָה מִגִּלְעָד; וּגְמַלֵּיהֶם נֹשְׂאִים, נְכֹאת וּצְרִי וָלֹטהוֹלְכִים, לְהוֹרִיד מִצְרָיְמָה.

The looked up and they saw הִנֵה, a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from גִּלְעָד Gilad. Their camels were carrying precious and sweet smelling things to bring to Egypt.

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כו)  וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוּדָה, אֶלאֶחָיו:  מַהבֶּצַע, כִּי נַהֲרֹג אֶתאָחִינוּ, וְכִסִּינוּ, אֶתדָּמוֹ.

Yehudah said to his brothers, “What do we gain by killing our brother and keeping it a secret?

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כז)  לְכוּ וְנִמְכְּרֶנּוּ לַיִּשְׁמְעֵאלִים, וְיָדֵנוּ אַלתְּהִיבוֹ, כִּיאָחִינוּ בְשָׂרֵנוּ, הוּא

“Let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites instead. Let’s not hurt our own brother.”

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וַיִּשְׁמְעוּ, אֶחָיו.

His brothers agreed.

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כח)  וַיַּעַבְרוּ אֲנָשִׁים מִדְיָנִים סֹחֲרִים, וַיִּמְשְׁכוּ וַיַּעֲלוּ אֶתיוֹסֵף מִןהַבּוֹר,

Some traders from מִדְיָן Midyan came. They pulled Yosef up out of the pit.

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וַיִּמְכְּרוּ אֶתיוֹסֵף לַיִּשְׁמְעֵאלִים, בְּעֶשְׂרִים כָּסֶף; וַיָּבִיאוּ אֶתיוֹסֵף, מִצְרָיְמָה.

They sold Yosef to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. They brought Yosef to Egypt.

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כט)  וַיָּשָׁב רְאוּבֵן אֶלהַבּוֹר, וְהִנֵּה אֵיןיוֹסֵף בַּבּוֹר; וַיִּקְרַע, אֶתבְּגָדָיו.

Reuven came back to the pit, and הִנֵה hineh! – Yosef wasn’t in the pit! He tore his clothes.

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ל)  וַיָּשָׁב אֶלאֶחָיו, וַיֹּאמַר:  הַיֶּלֶד אֵינֶנּוּ, וַאֲנִי אָנָה אֲנִיבָא.

He went back to his brothers and said, “The boy is gone! Oh, what should I do?”

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לא)  וַיִּקְחוּ, אֶתכְּתֹנֶת יוֹסֵף; וַיִּשְׁחֲטוּ שְׂעִיר עִזִּים, וַיִּטְבְּלוּ אֶתהַכֻּתֹּנֶת בַּדָּם.

They took Yosef’s tunic and dipped it in blood from a goat.

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לב)  וַיְשַׁלְּחוּ אֶתכְּתֹנֶת הַפַּסִּים, וַיָּבִיאוּ אֶלאֲבִיהֶם

They sent the tunic with many colors and brought it to their father.

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וַיֹּאמְרוּ, זֹאת מָצָאנוּ:  הַכֶּרנָא, הַכְּתֹנֶת בִּנְךָ הִואאִםלֹא

They said, “We found this. Do you recognize it? Look, isn’t it your son’s tunic?”

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לג)  וַיַּכִּירָהּ וַיֹּאמֶר כְּתֹנֶת בְּנִי, חַיָּה רָעָה אֲכָלָתְהוּ; טָרֹף טֹרַף, יוֹסֵף

He recognized it, and said, “My son’s tunic! A wild animal must have eaten Yosef all up!”

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לד)  וַיִּקְרַע יַעֲקֹב שִׂמְלֹתָיו, וַיָּשֶׂם שַׂק בְּמָתְנָיו; וַיִּתְאַבֵּל עַלבְּנוֹ, יָמִים רַבִּים

He tore his cloak and put on rough clothes, and he mourned for his son for many days.

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לה)  וַיָּקֻמוּ כָלבָּנָיו וְכָלבְּנֹתָיו לְנַחֲמוֹ, וַיְמָאֵן לְהִתְנַחֵם, וַיֹּאמֶר, כִּיאֵרֵד אֶלבְּנִי אָבֵל שְׁאֹלָה; וַיֵּבְךְּ אֹתוֹ, אָבִיו

All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he would not be comforted. He said, “No, I will be sad about my son until I die, too.” And he cried.

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לו)  וְהַמְּדָנִיםמָכְרוּ אֹתוֹ, אֶלמִצְרָיִם:  לְפוֹטִיפַר סְרִיס פַּרְעֹה, שַׂר הַטַּבָּחִים.

Now, way down in Egypt, the men from Midian had sold Yosef to Potiphar, who was one of the chief guards of פַּרְעֹה Par’oh.

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