Jacob continued to live in the land of Canaan, where his father had lived.
This is the account of Jacob and his descendants. Joseph was a seventeen-year-old young man. He took care of the flocks with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. Joseph told his father about the bad things his brothers were doing.
Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons because Joseph had been born in Israel's old age. So he made Joseph a special robe with long sleeves.
Joseph's brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them. They hated Joseph and couldn't speak to him on friendly terms.
Joseph had a dream and when he told his brothers, they hated him even more.
He said to them, "Please listen to the dream I had.
We were tying grain into bundles out in the field, and suddenly mine stood up. It remained standing while your bundles gathered around my bundle and bowed down to it."
Then his brothers asked him, "Are you going to be our king or rule us?" They hated him even more for his dreams and his words.