Genesis 37:4
New International Version
When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.

New Living Translation
But his brothers hated Joseph because their father loved him more than the rest of them. They couldn't say a kind word to him.

English Standard Version
But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him.

Berean Study Bible
When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.

New American Standard Bible
His 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.

King James Bible
And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

Christian Standard Bible
When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not bring themselves to speak peaceably to him.

Contemporary English Version
which showed that Joseph was his favorite son, and so Joseph's brothers hated him and would not be friendly to him.

Good News Translation
When his brothers saw that their father loved Joseph more than he loved them, they hated their brother so much that they would not speak to him in a friendly manner.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not bring themselves to speak peaceably to him.

International Standard Version
When Joseph's brothers realized that their father loved him more than all of his brothers, they hated him so much that they were unable to speak politely to him.

NET Bible
When Joseph's brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated Joseph and were not able to speak to him kindly.

New Heart English Bible
His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, and they hated him, and couldn't speak peaceably to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joseph's brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them. They hated Joseph and couldn't speak to him on friendly terms.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

New American Standard 1977
And his 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him and could not speak peaceably unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

American King James Version
And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.

American Standard Version
And his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren; and they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his brethren having seen that his father loved him more than all his sons, hated him, and could not speak anything peaceable to him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his brethren seeing that he was loved by his father, more than all his sons, hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.

Darby Bible Translation
And his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, and they hated him, and could not greet him with friendliness.

English Revised Version
And his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren; and they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.

World English Bible
His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, and they hated him, and couldn't speak peaceably to him.

Young's Literal Translation
and his brethren see that their father hath loved him more than any of his brethren, and they hate him, and have not been able to speak to him peaceably.
Study Bible
Joseph's Dreams
3Now Israel loved Joseph more than his other sons, because Joseph had been born to him in his old age; so he made him a robe of many colors. 4When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him. 5Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.…
Cross References
Genesis 27:41
Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. And Esau said in his heart: "The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob."

1 Samuel 17:28
Now when David's oldest brother Eliab heard him speaking to the men, his anger burned against David. "Why have you come down here?" he asked. "And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and wickedness of heart--you have come down to see the battle!"

Jeremiah 12:6
Even your brothers--your own father's household--even they have betrayed you; even they have cried aloud against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.

Treasury of Scripture

And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.

hated him.

Genesis 37:5,11,18-24
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more…

Genesis 4:5
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Genesis 27:41
And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.







Lexicon
When [Joseph’s] brothers
אֶחָ֗יו (’e·ḥāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

saw
וַיִּרְא֣וּ (way·yir·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

their father
אֲבִיהֶם֙ (’ă·ḇî·hem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

loved
אָהַ֤ב (’ā·haḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

him
אֹת֞וֹ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

more than any
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

[of them],
אֶחָ֔יו (’e·ḥāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

they hated
וַֽיִּשְׂנְא֖וּ (way·yiś·nə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

him
אֹת֑וֹ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

and could
יָכְל֖וּ (yā·ḵə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3201: To be able, have power

not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

speak
דַּבְּר֥וֹ (dab·bə·rōw)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

a kind word to him.
לְשָׁלֹֽם׃ (lə·šā·lōm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace
Verse 4. - And when (literally, and) his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they (literally, and they) hated him, - as Esau hated Jacob (Genesis 27:41; cf. Genesis 49:23) - and could not speak peaceably unto him - literally, they were not able to speak of him for peace, L e. they could not address him in such a way as to wish him well; they could not offer him the customary salutation of Shalom, or Peace. 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.
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