Genesis 37:36
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English Standard Version
Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard.

King James Bible
And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.

American Standard Version
And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Madianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Putiphar, an eunuch of Pharao, captain of the soldiers.

English Revised Version
And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.

Genesis 37:36 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The business was settled in Reuben's absence; probably because his brethren suspected that he intended to rescue Joseph. When he came to the pit and found Joseph gone, he rent his clothes (a sign of intense grief on the part of the natural man) and exclaimed: "The boy is no more, and I, whither shall I go!" - how shall I account to his father for his disappearance! But the brothers were at no loss; they dipped Joseph's coat in the blood of a goat and sent it to his father, with the message, "We have found this; see whether it is thy son's coat or not." Jacob recognised the coat at once, and mourned bitterly in mourning clothes (שׂק) for his son, whom he supposed to have been devoured and destroyed by a wild beast (טרף טרף inf. abs. of Kal before Pual, as an indication of undoubted certainty), and refused all comfort from his children, saying, "No (כּי immo, elliptical: Do not attempt to comfort me, for) I will go down mourning into Sheol to my son." Sheol denotes the place where departed souls are gathered after death; it is an infinitive form from שׁאל to demand, the demanding, applied to the place which inexorably summons all men into its shade (cf. Proverbs 30:15-16; Isaiah 5:14; Habakkuk 2:5). How should his sons comfort him, when they were obliged to cover their wickedness with the sin of lying and hypocrisy, and when even Reuben, although at first beside himself at the failure of his plan, had not courage enough to disclose his brothers' crime?

Genesis 37:36 Parallel Commentaries

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the Midianites.

Genesis 37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchants; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit...

Genesis 25:1,2 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah...

Genesis 39:1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian...

officer. Heb. eunuch. But the word signifies not only eunuchs, but also chamberlains, courtiers, and officers.

Esther 1:10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha...

Isaiah 56:3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that has joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying...

captain. Or, chief marshal. Heb. chief of the slaughtermen, or executioners.

Genesis 39:1-23 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian...

Genesis 40:4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.

2 Kings 25:8 And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon...

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Cross References
Genesis 39:1
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.

Genesis 40:3
and he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison where Joseph was confined.

Genesis 41:12
A young Hebrew was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard. When we told him, he interpreted our dreams to us, giving an interpretation to each man according to his dream.

Psalm 105:17
he had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.

Jeremiah 39:9
Then Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, carried into exile to Babylon the rest of the people who were left in the city, those who had deserted to him, and the people who remained.

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