When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him1 and could not speak a kind word to him.
Joseph had a dream,2 and when he told it to his brothers,3 they hated him all the more.46
He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had:
We were binding sheaves5 of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it."68
His brothers said to him, "Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?"7 And they hated him all the more8 because of his dream and what he had said.
Then he had another dream,9 and he told it to his brothers. "Listen," he said, "I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars10 were bowing down to me."1110
When he told his father as well as his brothers,12 his father rebuked13 him and said, "What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?"14