So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe(the ornate robe he was wearing), and they took him and threw him into the cistern. The cistern was empty; there was no water in it.
What will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?, Come, let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him; after all, he is our brother, our own flesh and blood.
As they sat down to eat their meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were loaded with spices, balm and myrrh, and they were on their way to take them down to Egypt.
So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.
When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes.He went back to his brothers.
“The boy isn’t there! Where can I turn now?”
They slaughtered the goat and dipped the robe into the blood, after they went to father and gave the robe.
It is my son’s robe! Some ferocious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces.”
we found this, examine to see, weather this is your sons robe.