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27 Instead of hurting him, let’s sell him to those Ishmaelite traders. After all, he is our brother—our own flesh and blood!” And his brothers agreed. 28 So when the Ishmaelites, who were Midianite traders, came by, Joseph’s brothers pulled him out of the cistern and sold him to them for twenty pieces[a] of silver. And the traders took him to Egypt.

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  1. 37:28 Hebrew 20 [shekels], about 8 ounces or 228 grams in weight.

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