Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors.

Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because Joseph was the son of his old age and Israel made him a coat of many colors. When Joseph's brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not say anything good about him.

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Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him even more. And he told them about his dream: "we were binding sheaves in the field, and, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, your sheaves stood round about, and bowed down to my sheaf." Joseph's brothers hated him more because of his dreams, and for his words.

And he dreamed another dream, and told it to his brothers, and said in this dream: "the sun and the moon and the eleven stars bowed down to me." And he told it to his father, and to his brothers: and his father reprimanded him, and said to him, "what is this dream that you have dreamed? Should I and your mother and your brothers bow down ourselves to you?" And his brothers envied him.

Israel sent Joseph to see whether it was well with his brothers, and the flocks; and to bring him word again. So he sent him out of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Dothan. And when they saw him from afar, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him. And they said to each other, "lets kill him, and throw him into a pit, and we will say that some evil beast has devoured him." Reuben heard it, and he said, "let us not kill him." And Reuben said, "shed no blood, but throw him into this pit in the wilderness, but do not hurt him."

When Joseph reached his brothers, they stripped Joseph of his coat, and they took him, and threw him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. They sat down to eat bread and then they saw a group of Ishmeelites with their camels on their way to Egypt.

Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother? Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites." And his brothers were happy with this. Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver. The Ishmeelites brought Joseph into Egypt as a slave.

Reuben returned to the pit, thinking that he would take Joseph back to his father, but Joseph was not in the pit. His brothers told what they did. And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a goat, and dipped the coat in the blood. They brought it to their father saying that an evil beast had devoured him.

(Israel) Jacob ripped his clothes, and put sackcloth on, and mourned for his son for many days. He refused to be comforted and wept for him. 

The Midianites had sold Joseph into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.

Did you know?

That the coins that Joseph’s brothers received from the traders were called shekels. And the merchants were called Ishmaelite Traders or Midinettes.

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Questions and Answers

Q.  How old was Joseph when he was feeding the flock with his brothers ?

A.  Seventeen years old.

Q.  Jacob, loved which of the children more ?

A.  Joseph.

Q.  What did Joseph dream in his dream ?

A.  We were binding sheaves in the field, and my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance (deep respect) to my sheaf.

Q.  Joseph coat had ?

A.  His coat had many colours.

Q.  What did the brothers do ?

A.  They threw Joseph into a pit.

Q.  What did the brothers do to Joseph 's coat ?

A.  The brothers dipped his coat in blood.


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More Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors Coloring Pictures

Right-click to download coloring page on Joseph who was lifted out of the pit and sold as a slave. .
Right-click to download coloring page on Jacob morning over his son, Joseph. .
Right-click to download coloring page for Joseph when he was sold as a save. .

Craft for Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors

Right-click to download coloring page for craft on Joseph’s jacket with many colours . .
Right-click to download craft page where Joseph’s had to find his way to Egypt . .
Right-click to download Craft page on numbers, finding Joseph’s brother’s name. .

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