Jacob lived in 1the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan.
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.
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.a4
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.
Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more.
He said to them, "Hear this dream that I have dreamed:
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."