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.

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

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

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

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

Good News Translation
Then they killed a goat and dipped Joseph's 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.

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they took Joseph's coat and killed a kid of the goats and dipped the coat in the blood;

King James 2000 Bible
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And they took Joseph's vest, and slaughtered a buck of the goats, and dipped the vest in the blood;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat 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,
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.”…
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 left me, 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;

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

Joseph’s
יוֹסֵ֑ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 3801: A shirt

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

a young goat,
שְׂעִ֣יר (śə·‘îr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 2881: To dip, to immerse

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

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