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24 and they took him and threw him into the cistern.(A) The cistern was empty; there was no water in it.
25 As they sat down to eat their meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites(B) coming from Gilead.(C) Their camels were loaded with spices, balm(D) and myrrh,(E) and they were on their way to take them down to Egypt.(F)
26 Judah(G) said to his brothers, “What will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?(H) 27 Come, let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him; after all, he is our brother,(I) our own flesh and blood.(J)” His brothers agreed.