Genesis 37:3

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 ornate[a] robe for him.

Genesis 37:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
ESV
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors.
NLT
3 Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other children because Joseph had been born to him in his old age. So one day Jacob had a special gift made for Joseph—a beautiful robe.
MSG
3 Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons because he was the child of his old age. And he made him an elaborately embroidered coat.
CSB
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than his other sons because Joseph was a son [born to him] in his old age, and he made a robe of many colors for him.

Genesis 37:3 In-Context

1 Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.
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.
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 ornate robe for 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 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Genesis 17:5
  • 2. S Genesis 25:28
  • 3. Genesis 43:27; Genesis 44:20
  • 4. ver 23,31,32; 2 Samuel 13:18-19
  • 5. Genesis 43:34; Genesis 45:22; 1 Samuel 1:4-5; Esther 2:9

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain; also in verses 23 and 32.
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