Genesis 37:11
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English Standard Version
And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.

King James Bible
And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

American Standard Version
And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His brethren therefore envied him: but his father considered the thing with himself.

English Revised Version
And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This hatred was increased when Joseph told them of two dreams that he had had: viz., that as they were binding sheaves in the field, his sheaf "stood and remained standing," but their sheaves placed themselves round it and bowed down to it; and that the sun (his father), and the moon (his mother, "not Leah, but Rachel, who was neither forgotten nor lost"), and eleven stars (his eleven brethren) bowed down before him. These dreams pointed in an unmistakeable way to the supremacy of Joseph; the first to supremacy over his brethren, the second over the whole house of Israel. The repetition seemed to establish the thing as certain (cf. Genesis 41:32); so that not only did his brethren hate him still more "on account of his dreams and words" (Genesis 37:8), i.e., the substance of the dreams and the open interpretation of them, and become jealous and envious, but his father gave him a sharp reproof for the second, though he preserved the matter, i.e., retained it in his memory (שׁמר lxx διετήρησε, cf. συνετήρει, Luke 2:19). The brothers with their ill-will could not see anything in the creams but the suggestions of his own ambition and pride of heart; and even the father, notwithstanding his partiality, was grieved by the second dream. The dreams are not represented as divine revelations; yet they are not to be regarded as pure flights of fancy from an ambitious heart, but as the presentiments of deep inward feelings, which were not produced without some divine influence being exerted upon Joseph's mind, and therefore were of prophetic significance, though they were not inspired directly by God, inasmuch as the purposes of God were still to remain hidden from the eyes of men for the saving good of all concerned.

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Genesis 26:14-16 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him...

Psalm 106:16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbor...

Isaiah 11:13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah...

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yes...

Matthew 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

Mark 15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.

Acts 7:9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

Acts 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul...

Galatians 5:21 Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth...

James 4:5 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?


Genesis 24:31 And he said, Come in, you blessed of the LORD; why stand you without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

Daniel 7:28 Till now is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me...

Luke 2:19,51 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart...

Cross References
Luke 2:19
But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.

Luke 2:51
And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.

Acts 7:9
"And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him

Genesis 37:12
Now his brothers went to pasture their father's flock near Shechem.

Daniel 7:28
"Here is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts greatly alarmed me, and my color changed, but I kept the matter in my heart."

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