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Genesis 37:2 NLT

2 This is the account of Jacob and his family. When Joseph was seventeen years old, he often tended his father’s flocks. He worked for his half brothers, the sons of his father’s wives Bilhah and Zilpah. But Joseph reported to his father some of the bad things his brothers were doing.

Study tools for Genesis 37:2

  • a 37:3 - Hebrew Israel; also in 37:13 . See note on 35:21 .
  • b 37:3 - Traditionally rendered a coat of many colors. The exact meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
  • c 37:26 - Hebrew cover his blood.
  • d 37:28 - Hebrew 20 [shekels], about 8 ounces or 228 grams in weight.
  • e 37:35 - Hebrew go down to Sheol.
  • f 37:36 - Hebrew the Medanites. The relationship between the Midianites and Medanites is unclear; compare 37:28 . See also 25:2 .