Genesis 37:5

5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.

Genesis 37:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
ESV
5 Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more.
NLT
5 One night Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him more than ever.
MSG
5 Joseph had a dream. When he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.
CSB
5 Then Joseph had a dream. When he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.

Genesis 37:5 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 37:5

And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told [it] his brethren,
&c.] As a dream, in the simplicity of his heart; not understanding it, or imagining there was any meaning in it; he told it not with any design to affront them, but as an amusement, and for their diversion, there being something in it odd and ridiculous, as he himself might think:

and they hated him yet the more;
not only because he had carried an ill report of them to his father, and because he loved him more than they, but still more because of this dream; the meaning of which they at once understood, though he did not, which yet they supposed he did, and that he told them it in a boasting manner, and to irritate them.

Genesis 37:5 In-Context

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.
6 He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had:
7 We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.”

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