Ya`akov lived in the land of his father's travels, in the land of Kana`an.
This is the history of the generations of Ya`akov. Yosef, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. Yosef brought an evil report of them to their father.
Now Yisra'el loved Yosef more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a coat of many colors.
His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, and they hated him, and couldn't speak peaceably to him.
Yosef dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more.
He said to them, "Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: