Genesis 37:19
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New International Version
"Here comes that dreamer!" they said to each other.

New Living Translation
"Here comes the dreamer!" they said.

English Standard Version
They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer.

New American Standard Bible
They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer!

King James Bible
And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They said to one another, "Here comes that dreamer!

International Standard Version
"Look!" they said. "Here comes the Dream Master!

NET Bible
They said to one another, "Here comes this master of dreams!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They said to each other, "Look, here comes that master dreamer!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said one to another: 'Behold, this dreamer cometh.

New American Standard 1977
And they said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer!

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer comes;

King James 2000 Bible
And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer comes.

American King James Version
And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer comes.

American Standard Version
And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And said one to another: Behold the dreamer cometh.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said one to another, Behold, there comes that dreamer!

English Revised Version
And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer is coming.

World English Bible
They said one to another, "Behold, this dreamer comes.

Young's Literal Translation
And they say one unto another, 'Lo, this man of the dreams cometh;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

37:12-22 How readily does Joseph wait his father's orders! Those children who are best beloved by their parents, should be the most ready to obey them. See how deliberate Joseph's brethren were against him. They thought to slay him from malice aforethought, and in cold blood. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer, 1Jo 3:15. The sons of Jacob hated their brother because their father loved him. New occasions, as his dreams and the like, drew them on further; but this laid rankling in their hearts, till they resolved on his death. God has all hearts in his hands. Reuben had most reason to be jealous of Joseph, for he was the first-born; yet he proves his best friend. God overruled all to serve his own purpose, of making Joseph an instrument to save much people alive. Joseph was a type of Christ; for though he was the beloved Son of his Father, and hated by a wicked world, yet the Father sent him out of his bosom to visit us in great humility and love. He came from heaven to earth to seek and save us; yet then malicious plots were laid against him. His own not only received him not, but crucified him. This he submitted to, as a part of his design to redeem and save us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 19. - And they said one to another (literally, a man to his brother), Behold, this dreamer - literally, this lord of dreams (cf. Genesis 14:13; Exodus 24:14) - cometh - expressive of rancor, contempt, and hatred.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they said one to another,.... According to the Targum of Jonathan, Simeon and Levi said what follows: nor is it unlikely, since they were hot, passionate, cruel, and bloody minded men, as appears by the affair of Shechem; and perhaps this may be the reason why Joseph afterwards, when governor of Egypt, took Simeon and bound him, Genesis 42:24; which was but a just retaliation for his advice to cast him into a pit when slain:

behold, this dreamer cometh; or "master of dreams" (r); not of the interpretation of them, but of dreaming them; that had them at his command when he pleased, as they jeeringly flouted him; as if he was a framer and contriver of them, and only pretended to them when he had none, or else that he was frequently dreaming and telling his dreams; this they said in a sarcastic way, and, perhaps, as pleased, and rejoicing that such an opportunity offered to take their revenge on him: this shows that it was on the account of his dreams chiefly that they bore such a grudge against him, that this was uppermost on their minds, and was revived at first sight of him, and from whence their malice sprung.

(r) "magister somniorum", Tigurine version, Montanus; "dominus somniorum", Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

19. Behold, this dreamer cometh—literally, "master of dreams"—a bitterly ironical sneer. Dreams being considered suggestions from above, to make false pretensions to having received one was detested as a species of blasphemy, and in this light Joseph was regarded by his brethren as an artful pretender. They already began to form a plot for Joseph's assassination, from which he was rescued only by the address of Reuben, who suggested that he should rather be cast into one of the wells, which are, and probably were, completely dried up in summer.

Genesis 37:19 Additional Commentaries
Joseph Sold by his Brothers
18When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death. 19They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer! 20"Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, 'A wild beast devoured him.' Then let us see what will become of his dreams!"…
Cross References
Genesis 37:18
But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him.

Genesis 37:20
"Come now, let's kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we'll see what comes of his dreams."
Treasury of Scripture

And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer comes.

Behold. Simulated Irony: Where the words in question are used by man either in dissimulation or hypocrisy. For other instances of this figure see

2 Samuel 6:20 Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter …

Psalm 22:8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver …

Isaiah 5:19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see …

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, …

Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it on his head, …

Matthew 27:40 And saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, …

Matthew 27:42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, …

Matthew 27:43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: …

Matthew 15:29 And Jesus departed from there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; …

dreamer. Heb. master of dreams.

Genesis 37:5,11 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brothers: and they …

Genesis 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the …

Genesis 49:23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

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