Genesis 37:3
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
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.

New American Standard Bible
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a varicolored tunic.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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.

International Standard Version
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his brothers, since he was born to him in his old age, so he had made a richly-embroidered tunic for him.

NET Bible
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons because he was a son born to him late in life, and he made a special tunic for him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a varicolored tunic.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his other sons because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a coat of many colours.

King James 2000 Bible
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 colors.

American King James Version
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 colors.

American Standard Version
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 colors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now Israel loved Joseph above all his sons, because he had him in his old age: and he made him a coat of divers colours.

Darby Bible Translation
And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was son of his old age; and he made him a vest of many colours.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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 colors.

World English Bible
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 colors.

Young's Literal Translation
And Israel hath loved Joseph more than any of his sons, for he is a son of his old age, and hath made for him a long coat;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
37:1-4 In Joseph's history we see something of Christ, who was first humbled and then exalted. It also shows the lot of Christians, who must through many tribulations enter into the kingdom. It is a history that has none like it, for displaying the various workings of the human mind, both good and bad, and the singular providence of God in making use of them for fulfilling his purposes. Though Joseph was his father's darling, yet he was not bred up in idleness. Those do not truly love their children, who do not use them to business, and labour, and hardships. The fondling of children is with good reason called the spoiling of them. Those who are trained up to do nothing, are likely to be good for nothing. But Jacob made known his love, by dressing Joseph finer than the rest of his children. It is wrong for parents to make a difference between one child and another, unless there is great cause for it, by the children's dutifulness, or undutifulness. When parents make a difference, children soon notice it, and it leads to quarrels in families. Jacob's sons did that, when they were from under his eye, which they durst not have done at home with him; but Joseph gave his father an account of their ill conduct, that he might restrain them. Not as a tale-bearer, to sow discord, but as a faithful brother.
Study Bible
Joseph's Dreams
2These are the records of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, when seventeen years of age, was pasturing the flock with his brothers while he was still a youth, along with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought back a bad report about them to their father. 3Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a varicolored tunic. 4His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms.…
Cross References
Genesis 37:23
So it came about, when Joseph reached his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the varicolored tunic that was on him;

Genesis 37:31
So they took Joseph's tunic, and slaughtered a male goat and dipped the tunic in the blood;

Genesis 37:32
and they sent the varicolored tunic and brought it to their father and said, "We found this; please examine it to see whether it is your son's tunic or not."

Genesis 44:20
"We said to my lord, 'We have an old father and a little child of his old age. Now his brother is dead, so he alone is left of his mother, and his father loves him.'

2 Samuel 13:18
Now she had on a long-sleeved garment; for in this manner the virgin daughters of the king dressed themselves in robes. Then his attendant took her out and locked the door behind her.
Treasury of Scripture

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 colors.

loved.

John 3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

John 13:22,23 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spoke…

son.

Genesis 44:20-30 And we said to my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child …

a coat.

Genesis 37:23,32 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come to his brothers, that they …

Judges 5:30 Have they not sped? have they not divided the prey; to every man …

2 Samuel 13:18 And she had a garment of divers colors on her: for with such robes …

Psalm 45:13,14 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of worked gold…

Ezekiel 16:16 And of your garments you did take, and decked your high places with …

colours. {Kethoneth passim}, a coat made of stripes of different coloured cloth.

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