Genesis 37:31
New International Version
Then they got Joseph's robe, slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.

New Living Translation
Then the brothers killed a young goat and dipped Joseph’s robe in its blood.

English Standard Version
Then they took Joseph’s robe and slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.

Berean Study Bible
Then they took Joseph’s robe, slaughtered a young goat, and dipped the robe in its blood.

King James Bible
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;

New King James Version
So they took Joseph’s tunic, killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the tunic in the blood.

New American Standard Bible
So they took Joseph’s tunic, and slaughtered a male goat, and dipped the tunic in the blood;

NASB 1995
So they took Joseph's tunic, and slaughtered a male goat and dipped the tunic in the blood;

NASB 1977
So they took Joseph’s tunic, and slaughtered a male goat, and dipped the tunic in the blood;

Amplified Bible
Then they took Joseph’s tunic, slaughtered a male goat and dipped the tunic in the blood;

Christian Standard Bible
So they took Joseph’s robe, slaughtered a male goat, and dipped the robe in its blood.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they took Joseph's robe, slaughtered a young goat, and dipped the robe in its blood.

American Standard Version
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a he-goat, and dipped the coat in the blood;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they took the coat of Yoseph and they killed a kid of the goats and they dipped the coat in its blood;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And having taken the coat of Joseph, they slew a kid of the goats, and stained the coat with the blood.

Contemporary English Version
Joseph's brothers killed a goat and dipped Joseph's fancy coat in its blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they took his coat, and dipped it in the blood of a kid, which they had killed :

English Revised Version
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a he-goat, and dipped the coat in the blood;

Good News Translation
Then they killed a goat and dipped Joseph's robe in its blood.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they took Joseph's robe, killed a goat, and dipped the robe in the blood.

International Standard Version
So they took Joseph's coat, slaughtered a young goat, and dipped the coat in the blood.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a he-goat, and dipped the coat in the blood;

Literal Standard Version
And they take the coat of Joseph, and slaughter a kid of the goats, and dip the coat in the blood,

NET Bible
So they took Joseph's tunic, killed a young goat, and dipped the tunic in the blood.

New Heart English Bible
They took Joseph?s robe and killed a male goat and dipped the robe in the blood.

World English Bible
They took Joseph's coat, and killed a male goat, and dipped the coat in the blood.

Young's Literal Translation
And they take the coat of Joseph, and slaughter a kid of the goats, and dip the coat in the blood,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Mourns Joseph
31Then they took Joseph’s robe, slaughtered a young goat, and dipped the robe in its blood. 32They sent the robe of many colors to their father and said, “We found this. Examine it to see whether it is your son’s robe or not.”…

Cross References
Genesis 37:3
Now Israel loved Joseph more than his other sons, because Joseph had been born to him in his old age; so he made him a robe of many colors.

Genesis 37:23
So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe--the robe of many colors he was wearing--

Genesis 37:32
They sent the robe of many colors to their father and said, "We found this. Examine it to see whether it is your son's robe or not."

Genesis 44:28
When one of them was gone, I said: "Surely he has been torn to pieces." And I have not seen him since.

Genesis 45:26
"Joseph is still alive," they said, "and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt!" But Jacob was stunned, for he did not believe them.


Treasury of Scripture

And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;

Genesis 37:3,23
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours…

Proverbs 28:13
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.









(31) A kid of the goats.--Heb., a full grown he-goat. Maimonides thinks that the reason why he-goats were so often used as sin-offerings under the Levitical law was to remind the Israelites of this great sin committed by their patriarchs.

Verses 31, 32. - And they - i.e. Joseph's Brethren, including Reuben, to whom manifestly the matter had been explained (Candlish thinks Reuben may have been deceived by his brethren), and who wanted the courage either to expose their wickedness or to dissent from their device for deceiving Jacob - took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, - more correctly, a he-goat of the goats, since the name of goat seems to have belonged in a wider sense to other animals also (Gesenius); usually understood to mean the somewhat older he-goat which was used as a sin offering - Leviticus 16:9; Leviticus 23:19; Numbers 7:16; Numbers 15:24 (Furst) - and dipped the coat in the blood; and they sent the coat of many colors (vide on ver. 3), and they brought it (or caused it to be brought by the hands of a servant) to their father, and said (of course by the lips of the messenger), This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no. Either Jacob's sons had not the fortitude to witness the first outburst of his grief, or they had not the effrontery requisite to carry through their scheme in their own persons, and were accordingly obliged to employ another, probably a slave, to carry home the bloody coat to Jacob in Hebron.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then they took
וַיִּקְח֖וּ (way·yiq·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3947: To take

Joseph’s
יוֹסֵ֑ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

robe,
כְּתֹ֣נֶת (kə·ṯō·neṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3801: A shirt

slaughtered
וַֽיִּשְׁחֲטוּ֙ (way·yiš·ḥă·ṭū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7819: To slaughter, beat

a young goat,
שְׂעִ֣יר (śə·‘îr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8163: Shaggy, a he-goat, a faun

and dipped
וַיִּטְבְּל֥וּ (way·yiṭ·bə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2881: To dip, to immerse

the robe
הַכֻּתֹּ֖נֶת (hak·kut·tō·neṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3801: A shirt

in its blood.
בַּדָּֽם׃ (bad·dām)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed


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