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Genesis 37:1-7 (English Standard Version)

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Joseph's Dreams

1 Jacob lived in 1the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought 2a bad report of them to their father. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was 3the son of his old age. And he made him 4a robe of many colors.a 4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him. 5 Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. 6 He said to them, "Hear this dream that I have dreamed: 7 Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, 5my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and 6bowed down to my sheaf."
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