Genesis 37:1-6 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jacob dwelt in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan. 1 Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.
2 This is the history of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a lad with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought an ill report of them to their father. 2 This is the account of Jacob. 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.
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a long robe with sleeves. 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 a richly ornamented robe for him.
4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him. 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.
5 Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they only hated him the more. 5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.
6 He said to them, "Hear this dream which I have dreamed: 6 He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had: