Bible: Genesis 37:18-24

37:18 Now Joseph’s brothers 1  saw him from a distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him. 37:19 They said to one another, “Here comes this master of dreams! 2  37:20 Come now, let’s kill him, throw him into one of the cisterns, and then say that a wild 3  animal ate him. Then we’ll see how his dreams turn out! 4 

37:21 When Reuben heard this, he rescued Joseph 5  from their hands, 6  saying, 7 Let’s not take his life! 8  37:22 Reuben continued, 9  “Don’t shed blood! Throw him into this cistern that is here in the wilderness, but don’t lay a hand on him.” 10  (Reuben said this 11  so he could rescue Joseph 12  from them 13  and take him back to his father.)

37:23 When Joseph reached his brothers, they stripped him 14  of his tunic, the special tunic that he wore. 37:24 Then they took him and threw him into the cistern. (Now the cistern was empty; 15  there was no water in it.)

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