Scripture Stories
Chapter 12: Joseph

“Chapter 12: Joseph,” Old Testament Stories (1980), 50–53

“Chapter 12,” Old Testament Stories, 50–53

Chapter 12

Joseph

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Jacob’s family lived in the land of Canaan. It was the promised land.

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Joseph was one of Jacob’s sons. He was 17 years old.

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Jacob loved Joseph more than he loved his other sons. This made the other sons angry. Jacob made a beautiful coat for Joseph. It had many colors.

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Joseph had two dreams. He told his dreams to his brothers. His dreams meant that he would be their leader.

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Joseph’s brothers did not want him to be their leader. They hated him.

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Joseph’s brothers took care of the animals. They took the animals far from home to find food.

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One day Jacob told Joseph to go find his brothers. Jacob wanted to know if they were all right.

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Joseph went to look for his brothers. They saw him coming. They wanted to kill Joseph.

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One brother did not want to kill Joseph. He said they should put Joseph into a hole in the ground. They took Joseph’s coat away from him. They put Joseph in the hole.

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Some men came along riding on camels. Joseph’s brothers took him out of the hole. They sold him to the men. The men took Joseph to Egypt.

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The brothers killed a goat. They put the goat’s blood on Joseph’s coat. They took the coat to their father.

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Jacob saw the blood on Joseph’s coat. He thought a wild animal had killed Joseph.

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Jacob cried. He was sad for a long time. He loved Joseph very much. He thought Joseph was dead.