29 When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he (A)tore his clothes 30 and returned to his brothers and said, “The boy (B)is gone, and I, where shall I go?” 31 Then they took (C)Joseph's robe and slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood. 32 And they sent the robe of many colors and brought it to their father and said, “This we have found; please identify whether it is your son's robe or not.” 33 And he identified it and said, “It is my son's robe. (D)A fierce animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces.” 34 Then Jacob tore his garments and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days. 35 All his sons and all his daughters (E)rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, “No, (F)I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father wept for him. 36 Meanwhile (G)the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, (H)the captain of the guard.

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