|New International Version (© 2011)|
Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. "Listen," he said, "I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me."
King James Bible
And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
American Standard Version
And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed yet a dream: and, behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me.
Young's Literal Translation
And he dreameth yet another dream, and recounteth it to his brethren, and saith, 'Lo, I have dreamed a dream again, and lo, the sun and the moon, and eleven stars, are bowing themselves to me.'
Genesis 37:9 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He dreamed yet another dream - This is as clear as the preceding. But how could Jacob say, Shall I and thy mother, etc., when Rachel his mother was dead some time before this? Perhaps Jacob might hint, by this explanation, the impossibility of such a dream being fulfilled, because one of the persons who should be a chief actor in it was already dead. But any one wife or concubine of Jacob was quite sufficient to fulfill this part of the dream. It is possible, some think, that Joseph may have had these dreams before his mother Rachel died; but were even this the case, she certainly did not live to fulfill the part which appears to refer to herself.
The sun and the moon and the eleven stars - Why eleven stars? Was it merely to signify that his brothers might be represented by stars? Or does he not rather there allude to the Zodiac, his eleven brethren answering to eleven of the celestial signs, and himself to the twelfth? This is certainly not an unnatural thought, as it is very likely that the heavens were thus measured in the days of Joseph; for the zodiacal constellations have been distinguished among the eastern nations from time immemorial. See Clarke at Genesis 49:33 (note).
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Genesis 37:7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, see, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright...
Genesis 41:25,32 And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God has showed Pharaoh what he is about to do...
Genesis 37:10 And he told it to his father, and to his brothers: and his father rebuked him, and said to him...
Genesis 43:28 And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
Genesis 44:14,19 And Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground...
Genesis 45:9 Haste you, and go up to my father, and say to him, Thus said your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt: come down to me...
Genesis 46:29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself to him...
Genesis 47:12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brothers, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.
Genesis 50:15-21 And when Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us...
Acts 7:9-14 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him...
Daniel 8:10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped on them.
Philippians 2:15 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the middle of a crooked and perverse nation...
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Genesis 37:8 His brothers said to him, "Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?" And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.
Genesis 37:10 When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, "What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?"