Genesis 37:1-11 LEB

The Dreams of Joseph

1 And Jacob settled in the land of the sojourning of his father, in the land of Canaan.

References for Genesis 37:1

      2 These [are] the generationsa of Jacob. Joseph, [being] seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers. Now he [was] a helper with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, the wives of his father. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to his father.

      References for Genesis 37:2

        • ʪ 37:2 - Or "family records"
          3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, for he [was] a son of his old age. And he made a robe with long sleevesb for him.

          References for Genesis 37:3

            • ʫ 37:3 - Or "of many colors"
              4 When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and were not able to speak peaceably to him.
              5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told [it] to his brothers. And {they hated him even more}.c

              References for Genesis 37:5

                • ʬ 37:5 - Literally "they added still to hate him"
                  6 And he said to them, "Listen now to this dream that I dreamed.
                  7 Now behold, we were binding sheaves in the midst of the field and, behold, my sheaf stood up and it remained standing. Then behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf."
                  8 Then his brothers said to him, "Will you really rule over us?" And {they hated him even more}d on account of his dream and because of his words.

                  References for Genesis 37:8

                    • ʭ 37:8 - Literally "they added still to hate him"
                      9 Then he dreamed yet another dream and told it to his brothers. And he said, "Behold, I dreamed a dream again, and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me."
                      10 And he told [it] to his father and to his brothers. And his father rebuked him and said to him, "What [is] this dream that you have dreamed? Will I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the ground to you?"
                      11 And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter [in mind].