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Read and Share Bible Volume Two
More Than 200 Best-Loved Bible Stories
By Gwen Ellis
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Joseph's Dreams Genesis 37:1–8
Joseph had 11 brothers. His father was Jacob. He loved all his sons, but he loved Joseph best. Joseph liked to tell his brothers about his dreams. He said, in one dream, all 12 brothers had bundles of wheat.
Then he said 11 bundles bowed down to his bundle. Oooo! That made the older brothers mad. "You're not the king over us," they told him.
God had a plan for this family that no one could see yet. God has a plan for your family too.
Joseph's Coat Genesis 37:3, 12–20
Jacob gave Joseph a beautiful coat with long sleeves. This made his brothers jealous.
One day Jacob said, "Joseph, go check on your brothers." So off Joseph went. His brothers saw him coming. "Here comes the dreamer," they said. "Let's get rid of him." Watch out, Joseph!
Those brothers were up to no good. What would they do to Joseph?
Joseph Is Sold Genesis 37:21–28
The brothers hated Joseph. But one of them said, "Let's not hurt him. Let's just throw him down this well." He planned to rescue Joseph later. So they took off Joseph's coat and threw him in.
About that time, some men on camels rode by. "Hey," the brothers said, "let's sell him to be a slave." They sold their own brother.
What the brothers did was awful. What would happen next?
Joseph the Slave Genesis 39:1–6
Joseph was not alone. God was watching over him. Soon a rich man named Potiphar bought him to be his slave. Joseph worked and did great at everything Potiphar asked him to do.
So Potiphar put Joseph in charge of his whole house, and everyone had to do what Joseph said.
Even when things look bad, God is watching over His children. He's watching over you right now.
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