Gen 30:24

(NIV)
She named him Joseph, and said, ‘May the  Lord add to me another son.’

(ESV)
And she called his name Joseph, saying, “May the  Lord add to me another son!”

Gen 30:25

(NIV)
After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, ‘Send me on my way so that I can go back to my own homeland.
(ESV)
As soon as Rachel had borne Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, “Send me away, that I may go to my own home and country.

Gen 33:2

(NIV)
He put the female servants and their children in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear.
(ESV)
And he put the servants with their children in front, then Leah with her children, and Rachel and Joseph last of all.

Gen 33:7

(NIV)
Next, Leah and her children came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel, and they too bowed down.

(ESV)
Leah likewise and her children drew near and bowed down. And last Joseph and Rachel drew near, and they bowed down.

Gen 35:24

(NIV)
The sons of Rachel:
Joseph and Benjamin.
(ESV)
The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

Gen 37:2

(NIV)
This is the account of Jacob’s family line.

Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them.

(ESV)
These are the generations of Jacob.

Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father.

Gen 37:3

(NIV)
Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him.
(ESV)
Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors.

Gen 37:5

(NIV)
Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.
(ESV)
Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more.

Gen 37:13

(NIV)
and Israel said to Joseph, ‘As you know, your brothers are grazing the flocks near Shechem. Come, I am going to send you to them.’

‘Very well,’ he replied.

(ESV)
And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.” And he said to him, “Here I am.”

Gen 37:14

(NIV)
So he said to him, ‘Go and see if all is well with your brothers and with the flocks, and bring word back to me.’ Then he sent him off from the Valley of Hebron.

When Joseph arrived at Shechem,
(ESV)
So he said to him, “Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock, and bring me word.” So he sent him from the Valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

Gen 37:17

(NIV)
‘They have moved on from here,’ the man answered. ‘I heard them say, “Let’s go to Dothan.”’

So Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan.
(ESV)
And the man said, “They have gone away, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.’” So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.

Gen 37:23

(NIV)
So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe – the ornate robe he was wearing –
(ESV)
So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the robe of many colors that he wore.

Gen 37:28

(NIV)
So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.

(ESV)
Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. They took Joseph to Egypt.

Gen 37:29

(NIV)
When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes.
(ESV)
When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he tore his clothes

Gen 37:31

(NIV)
Then they got Joseph’s robe, slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.
(ESV)
Then they took Joseph’s robe and slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.

Gen 37:33

(NIV)
He recognised it and said, ‘It is my son’s robe! Some ferocious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces.’

(ESV)
And he identified it and said, “It is my son’s robe. A fierce animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces.”

Gen 37:36

(NIV)
Meanwhile, the Midianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard.

(ESV)
Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard.

Gen 39:1

(NIV)
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.

(ESV)
Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, had bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there.

Gen 39:2

(NIV)
The  Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.
(ESV)
The  Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master.

Gen 39:4

(NIV)
Joseph found favour in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.
(ESV)
So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had.

Gen 39:5

(NIV)
From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the  Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the  Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field.
(ESV)
From the time that he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, the  Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; the blessing of the  Lord was on all that he had, in house and field.

Gen 39:6

(NIV)
So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.

Now Joseph was well-built and handsome,
(ESV)
So he left all that he had in Joseph’s charge, and because of him he had no concern about anything but the food he ate.

Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.

Gen 39:7

(NIV)
and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, ‘Come to bed with me!’

(ESV)
And after a time his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.”

Gen 39:10

(NIV)
And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even to be with her.

(ESV)
And as she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not listen to her, to lie beside her or to be with her.

Gen 39:20

(NIV)
Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined.

But while Joseph was there in the prison,
(ESV)
And Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison.

Gen 39:21

(NIV)
the  Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favour in the eyes of the prison warder.
(ESV)
But the  Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Gen 39:22

(NIV)
So the warder put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there.
(ESV)
And the keeper of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever was done there, he was the one who did it.

Gen 39:23

(NIV)
The warder paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the  Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.

(ESV)
The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph’s charge, because the  Lord was with him. And whatever he did, the  Lord made it succeed.

Gen 40:3

(NIV)
and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined.
(ESV)
and he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison where Joseph was confined.

Gen 40:4

(NIV)
The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them.

After they had been in custody for some time,
(ESV)
The captain of the guard appointed Joseph to be with them, and he attended them. They continued for some time in custody.

Gen 40:6

(NIV)
When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected.
(ESV)
When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw that they were troubled.

Gen 40:8

(NIV)
‘We both had dreams,’ they answered, ‘but there is no one to interpret them.’

Then Joseph said to them, ‘Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.’

(ESV)
They said to him, “We have had dreams, and there is no one to interpret them.” And Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Please tell them to me.”

Gen 40:9

(NIV)
So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream. He said to him, ‘In my dream I saw a vine in front of me,
(ESV)
So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph and said to him, “In my dream there was a vine before me,

Gen 40:12

(NIV)
‘This is what it means,’ Joseph said to him. ‘The three branches are three days.
(ESV)
Then Joseph said to him, “This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days.

Gen 40:16

(NIV)
When the chief baker saw that Joseph had given a favourable interpretation, he said to Joseph, ‘I too had a dream: on my head were three baskets of bread.
(ESV)
When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was favorable, he said to Joseph, “I also had a dream: there were three cake baskets on my head,

Gen 40:18

(NIV)
‘This is what it means,’ Joseph said. ‘The three baskets are three days.
(ESV)
And Joseph answered and said, “This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days.

Gen 40:22

(NIV)
but he impaled the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.

(ESV)
But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.

Gen 40:23

(NIV)
The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.

(ESV)
Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

Gen 41:14

(NIV)
So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh.

(ESV)
Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh.

Gen 41:15

(NIV)
Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.’

(ESV)
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.”

Gen 41:16

(NIV)
‘I cannot do it,’ Joseph replied to Pharaoh, ‘but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.’

(ESV)
Joseph answered Pharaoh “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.”

Gen 41:17

(NIV)
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile,
(ESV)
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Behold, in my dream I was standing on the banks of the Nile.

Gen 41:25

(NIV)
Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, ‘The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
(ESV)
Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.

Gen 41:39

(NIV)
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.
(ESV)
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has shown you all this, there is none so discerning and wise as you are.

Gen 41:41

(NIV)
So Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.’
(ESV)
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”

Gen 41:42

(NIV)
Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain round his neck.
(ESV)
Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck.

Gen 41:44

(NIV)
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt.’
(ESV)
Moreover, Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no one shall lift up hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”

Gen 41:45

(NIV)
Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-
Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, to be his wife. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.

(ESV)
And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphenath-paneah. And he gave him in marriage Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On. So Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.

Gen 41:46

(NIV)
Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh’s presence and travelled throughout Egypt.
(ESV)
Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt.

Gen 41:48

(NIV)
Joseph collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it in the cities. In each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it.
(ESV)
and he gathered up all the food of these seven years, which occurred in the land of Egypt, and put the food in the cities. He put in every city the food from the fields around it.

Gen 41:49

(NIV)
Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure.

(ESV)
And Joseph stored up grain in great abundance, like the sand of the sea, until he ceased to measure it, for it could not be measured.

Gen 41:50

(NIV)
Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.
(ESV)
Before the year of famine came two sons were born to Joseph. Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bore them to him.

Gen 41:51

(NIV)
Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, ‘It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.’
(ESV)
Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh. “For,” he said, “God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s house.”

Gen 41:54

(NIV)
and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food.
(ESV)
and the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said. There was famine in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

Gen 41:55

(NIV)
When all Egypt began to feel the famine, the people cried to Pharaoh for food. Then Pharaoh told all the Egyptians, ‘Go to Joseph and do what he tells you.’

(ESV)
When all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread. Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph. What he says to you, do.”

Gen 41:56

(NIV)
When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt.
(ESV)
So when the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe in the land of Egypt.

Gen 41:57

(NIV)
And all the world came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe everywhere.

(ESV)
Moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all the earth.

Gen 42:3

(NIV)
Then ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt.
(ESV)
So ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt.

Gen 42:4

(NIV)
But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, with the others, because he was afraid that harm might come to him.
(ESV)
But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, with his brothers, for he feared that harm might happen to him.

Gen 42:6

(NIV)
Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the person who sold grain to all its people. So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.
(ESV)
Now Joseph was governor over the land. He was the one who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed themselves before him with their faces to the ground.
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