And he told it to his father and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him and said unto him, "What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?"
And his brethren envied him, but his father observed the saying.
And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
And Israel said unto Joseph, "Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send thee unto them." And he said to him, "Here am I."
And he said to him, "Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren and well with the flocks, and bring me word again." So he sent him out of the Vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
And a certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field; and the man asked him, saying, "What seekest thou?"
And he said, "I seek my brethren. Tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks."
And the man said, "They have departed hence, for I heard them say, `Let us go to Dothan.'" And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
And they said one to another, "Behold, this dreamer cometh.
Come now therefore and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, `Some evil beast hath devoured him'; and we shall see what will become of his dreams."