Genesis 37:1-7 NIV

Joseph’s Dreams

1 Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.

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2 This is the account of Jacob’s family line. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them.

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3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornatea robe for him.

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    • Č 37:3 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain; also in verses 23 and 32.
      4 When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.

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      5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.

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          6 He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had:
          7 We were binding sheaves 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.”

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