Genesis 37:5
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New International Version
Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.

New Living Translation
One night Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him more than ever.

English Standard Version
Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more.

New American Standard Bible
Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.

King James Bible
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Joseph had a dream. When he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.

International Standard Version
Right about this time, Joseph had a dream and then told it to his brothers. As a result, his brothers hated him all the more!

NET Bible
Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him even more.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joseph had a dream and when he told his brothers, they hated him even more.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren; and they hated him yet the more.

King James 2000 Bible
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers: and they hated him yet the more.

American King James Version
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brothers: and they hated him yet the more.

American Standard Version
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now it fell out also that he told his brethren a dream, that he had dreamed: which occasioned them to hate him the more.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and told [it] to his brethren, and they hated him yet the more.

English Revised Version
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.

World English Bible
Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph dreameth a dream, and declareth to his brethren, and they add still more to hate him.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

37:5-11 God gave Joseph betimes the prospect of his advancement, to support and comfort him under his long and grievous troubles. Observe, Joseph dreamed of his preferment, but he did not dream of his imprisonment. Thus many young people, when setting out in the world, think of nothing but prosperity and pleasure, and never dream of trouble. His brethren rightly interpreted the dream, though they abhorred the interpretation of it. While they committed crimes in order to defeat it, they were themselves the instruments of accomplishing it. Thus the Jews understood what Christ said of his kingdom. Determined that he should not reign over them, they consulted to put him to death; and by his crucifixion, made way for the exaltation they designed to prevent.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - And Joseph dreamed a dream (in which, though, as the sequel shows, intended as a Divine communication, there was nothing to distinguish it from an ordinary product of the mind), and he told it to his brethren: - not in pride, since there is no reason to suppose that Joseph as yet understood the celestial origin of his dream but in the simplicity of his heart (Kalisch, Murphy), though in doing so he was also guided, unconsciously it may be, but still really, by an overruling providence, who made use of this very telling of the dream as a step towards its fulfillment (Lawson) - and they hated him yet the more - literally, and they added again to hate him.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren,.... 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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Ge 37:5-36. The Dreams of Joseph.

5. Joseph dreamed a dream—Dreams in ancient times were much attended to, and hence the dream of Joseph, though but a mere boy, engaged the serious consideration of his family. But this dream was evidently symbolical. The meaning was easily discerned, and, from its being repeated under different emblems, the fulfilment was considered certain (compare Ge 41:32), whence it was that "his brethren envied him, but his father observed the saying" [Ge 37:11].

Genesis 37:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Joseph's Dreams
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. 5Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. 6He said to them, "Please listen to this dream which I have had;…
Cross References
Genesis 28:12
He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

Genesis 31:10
"In breeding season I once had a dream in which I looked up and saw that the male goats mating with the flock were streaked, speckled or spotted.

Genesis 31:11
The angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob.' I answered, 'Here I am.'

Genesis 37:6
He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had:
Treasury of Scripture

And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brothers: and they hated him yet the more.

dreamed.

Genesis 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brothers, and said, …

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

Genesis 40:5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one …

Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: …

Genesis 42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said …

Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, …

Judges 7:13,14 And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream …

1 Kings 3:5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God …

Psalm 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show …

Daniel 2:1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar …

Daniel 4:5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts on my bed and …

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit …

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and they.

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

John 17:14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because …

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