Joseph's dreams: he is sold by his brethren, and carried into Egypt.
1 And Jacob dwelt in the land of Chanaan wherein his father sojourned.
Habitavit autem Jacob in terra Chanaan, in qua pater suus peregrinatus est.
2 And these are his generations: Joseph, when he was sixteen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren, being but a boy: and he was with the sons of Bala and of Zelpha his father's wives: and he accused his brethren to his father of a most wicked crime.
Et hae sunt generationes ejus : Joseph cum sedecim esset annorum, pascebat gregem cum fratribus suis adhuc puer : et erat cum filiis Balae et Zelphae uxorum patris sui : accusavitque fratres suos apud patrem crimine pessimo.
3 Now Israel loved Joseph above all his sons, because he had him in his old age: and he made him a coat of divers colours.
Israel autem diligebat Joseph super omnes filios suos, eo quod in senectute genuisset eum : fecitque ei tunicam polymitam.
4 And his brethren seeing that he was loved by his father, more than all his sons, hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.
Videntes autem fratres ejus quod a patre plus cunctis filiis amaretur, oderant eum, nec poterant ei quidquam pacifice loqui.
5 Now it fell out also that he told his brethren a dream, that he had dreamed: which occasioned them to hate him the more.
Accidit quoque ut visum somnium referret fratribus suis : quae causa majoris odii seminarium fuit.
6 And he said to them: Hear my dream which I dreamed.
Dixitque ad eos : Audite somnium meum quod vidi :
7 I thought we were binding sheaves in the field: and my sheaf arose as it were, and stood, and your sheaves standing about, bowed down before my sheaf.
putabam nos ligare manipulos in agro : et quasi consurgere manipulum meum, et stare, vestrosque manipulos circumstantes adorare manipulum meum.
8 His brethren answered: Shalt thou be our king? or shall we be subject to thy dominion? Therefore this matter of his dreams and words ministered nourishment to their envy and hatred.
Responderunt fratres ejus : Numquid rex noster eris? aut subjiciemur ditioni tuae? Haec ergo causa somniorum atque sermonum, invidiae et odii fomitem ministravit.
9 He dreamed also another dream, which he told his brethren, saying: I saw in a dream, as it were the sun, and the moon, and eleven stars worshipping me.
Aliud quoque vidit somnium, quod narrans fratribus, ait : Vidi per somnium, quasi solem, et lunam, et stellas undecim adorare me.
10 And when he had told this to his father and brethren, his father rebuked him, and said: What meaneth this dream that thou hast dreamed? shall I and thy mother, and thy brethren worship thee upon the earth?
Quod cum patri suo, et fratribus retulisset, increpavit eum pater suus, et dixit : Quid sibi vult hoc somnium quod vidisti? num ego et mater tua, et fratres tui adorabimus te super terram?
11 His brethren therefore envied him: but his father considered the thing with himself.
Invidebant ei igitur fratres sui : pater vero rem tacitus considerabat.
12 And when his brethren abode in Sichem feeding their father's flocks,
Cumque fratres illius in pascendis gregibus patris morarentur in Sichem,
13 Israel said to him: Thy brethren feed the sheep in Sichem: come, I will send thee to them. And when he answered:
dixit ad eum Israel : Fratres tui pascunt oves in Sichimis : veni, mittam te ad eos. Quo respondente,
14 I am ready: he said to him: Go, and see if all things be well with thy brethren, and the cattle: and bring me word again what is doing. So being sent from the vale of Hebron, he came to Sichem:
Praesto sum, ait ei : Vade, et vide si cuncta prospera sint erga fratres tuos, et pecora : et renuntia mihi quid agatur. Missus de valle Hebron, venit in Sichem :
15 And a man found him there wandering in the field, and asked what he sought.
invenitque eum vir errantem in agro, et interrogavit quid quaereret.
16 But he answered: I seek my brethren; tell me where they feed the flocks.
At ille respondit : Fratres meos quaero : indica mihi ubi pascant greges.
17 And the man said to him: They are departed from this place: for I heard them say: Let us go to Dothain. And Joseph went forward after his brethren, and found them in Dothain.
Dixitque ei vir : Recesserunt de loco isto : audivi autem eos dicentes : Eamus in Dothain. Perrexit ergo Joseph post fratres suos, et invenit eos in Dothain.
18 And when they saw him afar off, before he came nigh them, they thought to kill him.
Qui cum vidissent eum procul, antequam accederet ad eos, cogitaverunt illum occidere :
19 And said one to another: Behold the dreamer cometh.
et mutuo loquebantur : Ecce somniator venit :
20 Come, let us kill him, and cast him into some old pit: and we will say: Some evil beast hath devoured him: and then it shall appear what his dreams avail him:
venite, occidamus eum, et mittamus in cisternam veterem : dicemusque : Fera pessima devoravit eum : et tunc apparebit quid illi prosint somnia sua.
21 And Ruben hearing this, endeavoured to deliver him out of their hands, and said:
Audiens autem hoc Ruben, nitebatur liberare eum de manibus eorum, et dicebat :
22 Do not take away his life, nor shed his blood: but cast him into this pit, that is in the wilderness, and keep your hands harmless: now he said this, being desirous to deliver him out of their hands and to restore him to his father.
Non interficiatis animam ejus, nec effundatis sanguinem : sed projicite eum in cisternam hanc, quae est in solitudine, manusque vestras servate innoxias : hoc autem dicebat, volens eripere eum de manibus eorum, et reddere patri suo.
23 And as soon as he came to his brethren, they forthwith stript him of his outside coat, that was of divers colours:
Confestim igitur ut pervenit ad fratres suos, nudaverunt eum tunica talari et polymita :
24 And cast him into an old pit, where there was no water.
miseruntque eum in cisternam veterem, quae non habebat aquam.
25 And sitting down to eat bread, they saw some Ismaelites on their way coming from Galaad, with their camels, carrying spices, and balm, and myrrh to Egypt.
Et sedentes ut comederent panem, viderunt Ismaelitas viatores venire de Galaad, et camelos eorum portantes aromata, et resinam, et stacten in Aegyptum.
26 And Juda said to his brethren: What will it profit us to kill our brother, and conceal his blood?
Dixit ergo Judas fratribus suis : Quid nobis prodest si occiderimus fratrem nostrum, et celaverimus sanguinem ipsius?
27 It is better that he be sold to the Ismaelites, and that our hands be not defiled: for he is our brother and our flesh. His brethren agreed to his words.
melius est ut venundetur Ismaelitis, et manus nostrae non polluantur : frater enim et caro nostra est. Acquieverunt fratres sermonibus illius.
28 And when the Madianite merchants passed by, they drew him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ismaelites, for twenty pieces of silver: and they led him into Egypt.
Et praetereuntibus Madianitis negotiatoribus, extrahentes eum de cisterna, vendiderunt eum Ismaelitis, viginti argenteis : qui duxerunt eum in Aegyptum.
29 And Ruben, returning to the pit, found not the boy:
Reversusque Ruben ad cisternam, non invenit puerum :
30 And rending his garments he went to his brethren, and said: The boy doth not appear and whither shall I go?
et scissis vestibus pergens ad fratres suos, ait : Puer non comparet, et ego quo ibo?
31 And they took his coat, and dipped it in the blood of a kid, which they had killed:
Tulerunt autem tunicam ejus, et in sanguine haedi, quem occiderant, tinxerunt :
32 Sending some to carry it to their father, and to say: This we have found: see whether it be thy son's coat, or not.
mittentes qui ferrent ad patrem, et dicerent : Hanc invenimus : vide utrum tunica filii tui sit, an non.
33 And the father acknowledging it, said: It is my son's coat, an evil wild beast hath eaten him, a beast hath devoured Joseph.
Quam cum agnovisset pater, ait : Tunica filii mei est : fera pessima comedit eum, bestia devoravit Joseph.
34 And tearing his garments, he put on sackcloth, mourning for his son a long time.
Scissisque vestibus, indutus est cilicio, lugens filium suum multo tempore.
35 And all his children being gathered together to comfort their father in his sorrow, he would not receive comfort, but said: I will go down to my son into hell, mourning. And whilst he continued weeping,
Congregatis autem cunctis liberis ejus ut lenirent dolorem patris, noluit consolationem accipere, sed ait : Descendam ad filium meum lugens in infernum. Et illo perseverante in fletu,
36 The Madianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Putiphar, an eunuch of Pharao, captain of the soldiers.
Madianitae vendiderunt Joseph in Aegypto Putiphari eunucho Pharaonis, magistro militum.