Bible: Genesis 37:29-35

37:29 Later Reuben returned to the cistern to find that Joseph was not in it! 1  He tore his clothes, 37:30 returned to his brothers, and said, “The boy isn’t there! And I, where can I go? 37:31 So they took Joseph’s tunic, killed a young goat, 2  and dipped the tunic in the blood. 37:32 Then they brought the special tunic to their father 3  and said, “We found this. Determine now whether it is your son’s tunic or not.”

37:33 He recognized it and exclaimed, “It is my son’s tunic! A wild animal has eaten him! 4  Joseph has surely been torn to pieces! 37:34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, 5  and mourned for his son many days. 37:35 All his sons and daughters stood by 6  him to console him, but he refused to be consoled. “No,” he said, “I will go to the grave mourning my son.” 7  So Joseph’s 8  father wept for him.

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