Genesis 37:32
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New International Version
They took the ornate robe back to their father and said, "We found this. Examine it to see whether it is your son's robe."

New Living Translation
They sent the beautiful robe to their father with this message: "Look at what we found. Doesn't this robe belong to your son?"

English Standard Version
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.”

Berean Study Bible
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.”

New American Standard Bible
and they sent the varicolored tunic and brought it to their father and said, "We found this; please examine it to see whether it is your son's tunic or not."

King James Bible
And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.

Christian Standard Bible
They sent the robe of many colors to their father and said, "We found this. Examine it. Is it your son's robe or not?"

Contemporary English Version
After this, they took the coat to their father and said, "We found this! Look at it carefully and see if it belongs to your son."

Good News Translation
They took the robe to their father and said, "We found this. Does it belong to your son?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They sent the robe of many colors to their father and said, "We found this. Examine it. Is it your son's robe or not?"

International Standard Version
Then they stretched out the richly-embroidered tunic to dry, and brought it to their father. "We've found this," they reported. "Look at it and see if this is or isn't your son's tunic."

NET Bible
Then they brought the special tunic to their father and said, "We found this. Determine now whether it is your son's tunic or not."

New Heart English Bible
They took the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father, and said, "We have found this. Examine it, now, whether it is your son's coat or not."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they brought the special robe with long sleeves to their father and said, "We found this. You better examine it to see whether it's your son's robe or not."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said: 'This have we found. Know now whether it is thy son's coat or not.'

New American Standard 1977
and they sent the varicolored tunic and brought it to their father and said, “We found this; please examine it to see whether it is your son’s tunic or not.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father and said, We have found this, recognize now whether it is thy son's coat or not.

King James 2000 Bible
And they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: see now whether it be your son's coat or not.

American King James Version
And they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be your son's coat or no.

American Standard Version
and they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father, and said, This have we found: know now whether it is thy son's coat or not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sending some to carry it to their father, and to say: This we have found: see whether it be thy son's coat, or not.

Darby Bible Translation
and they sent the vest of many colours and had it carried to their father, and said, This have we found: discern now whether it is thy son's vest or not.

English Revised Version
and they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or not.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it is thy son's coat or not.

World English Bible
They took the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father, and said, "We have found this. Examine it, now, whether it is your son's coat or not."

Young's Literal Translation
and send the long coat, and they bring it in unto their father, and say, 'This have we found; discern, we pray thee, whether it is thy son's coat or not?'
Study Bible
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.” 33His father recognized it and said, “It is my son’s robe! A vicious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!”…
Cross References
Genesis 37:3
And 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 37:20
"Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. We can say that a vicious animal has devoured him. Then we shall see what becomes of his dreams!"

Genesis 37:31
Then they took Joseph's robe, slaughtered a young goat, and dipped the robe in its blood.

Genesis 37:33
His father recognized it and said, "It is my son's robe! A vicious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!"

Genesis 38:25
As she was being brought out, she sent a message to her father-in-law: "I am pregnant by the man to whom these items belong." And she added, "Please examine them. Whose seal and cord and staff are these?"

Treasury of Scripture

And they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be your son's coat or no.

thy son's.

Genesis 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was …

Genesis 44:20-23 And we said to my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child …

Luke 15:30 But as soon as this your son was come, which has devoured your living …

(32) They brought it.--Heb., they caused it to go, that is, sent it by the hand of a messenger. They were unwilling to see the first burst of their father's agony.

And said.--These were the words that were to be spoken by the messenger who was charged to bear the coat to Jacob.

And they sent the coat of many colours,.... Which was what they dipped in the blood of the kid; this they sent to Jacob in such a condition, by the hand of some messenger; the Targum of Jonathan says, the sons of Zilpah and Bilhah; but more probably some of their servants, whom they instructed what to say to their father when they presented it to him; not caring to appear in person at first, lest they be thrown into such commotion and confusion at their father's distress, as might tend to lead on to a discovery of the whole affair:

and they brought it to their father, and said, this we have found; that is, the messengers carried to the father of Joseph's brethren, who were sent with it, and taught to say, that they found it in some field in this condition, but found no man near it, only that by itself, and suspected it might be the coat of his son Joseph, if he had sent him out in it:

know now whether it be thy son's coat or no; look upon it, see if any marks can be observed in it, by which it may with any certainty be known whether it his or not. 37:31-36 When Satan has taught men to commit one sin, he teaches them to try to conceal it with another; to hide theft and murder, with lying and false oaths: but he that covers his sin shall not prosper long. Joseph's brethren kept their own and one another's counsel for some time; but their villany came to light at last, and it is here published to the world. To grieve their father, they sent him Joseph's coat of colours; and he hastily thought, on seeing the bloody coat, that Joseph was rent in pieces. Let those that know the heart of a parent, suppose the agony of poor Jacob. His sons basely pretended to comfort him, but miserable, hypocritical comforters were they all. Had they really desired to comfort him, they might at once have done it, by telling the truth. The heart is strangely hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Jacob refused to be comforted. Great affection to any creature prepares for so much the greater affliction, when it is taken from us, or made bitter to us: undue love commonly ends in undue grief. It is the wisdom of parents not to bring up children delicately, they know not to what hardships they may be brought before they die. From the whole of this chapter we see with wonder the ways of Providence. The malignant brothers seem to have gotten their ends; the merchants, who care not what they deal in so that they gain, have also obtained theirs; and Potiphar, having got a fine young slave, has obtained his! But God's designs are, by these means, in train for execution. This event shall end in Israel's going down to Egypt; that ends in their deliverance by Moses; that in setting up the true religion in the world; and that in the spread of it among all nations by the gospel. Thus the wrath of man shall praise the Lord, and the remainder thereof will he restrain.
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