Genesis 37:14

“And he said to him, Goe, I pray thee, see whether it bee well with thy brethren, and well with the flockes, and bring me word againe: so hee sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.”

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And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
- King James Version

Then he said to him, "Go now and see about the welfare of your brothers and the welfare of the flock, and bring word back to me. So he sent him from the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said to him, Go now, see whether it is well with thy brethren, and well with the flock; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to him, Go now, and see if your brothers are well and how the flock is; then come back and give me word. So he sent him out of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see after the welfare of thy brethren, and after the welfare of the flock; and bring me word again. And he sent him out of the vale of Hebron; and he came towards Shechem.
- Darby Bible

And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it is well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him from the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
- Webster's Bible

He said to him, "Go now, see whether it is well with your brothers, and well with the flock; and bring me word again." So he sent him out of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
- World English Bible

and he saith to him, `Go, I pray thee, see the peace of thy brethren, and the peace of the flock, and bring me back word;' and he sendeth him from the valley of Hebron, and he cometh to Shechem.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said to him: 'Go now, see whether it is well with thy brethren, and well with the flock; and bring me back word.' So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 37

  • Tessie
    Israel's love for Joseph caused the others jealousy but God used their hateful actions to work for good for him as Romans 8:28 proves.
  • Anne
    In this chap. purpose preserves the life of Joseph. Joseph's brothers hated him and wanted to kill because their father, Jacob, favoured him over them and Joseph told them his dreams in which he was Lord over them. They tried to kill him but could not because God had a purpose ànd a plan for his life. Pro. 19:21 'Many are the plans in a man's heart but it's the Lord's purpose that prevails'.
  • A disciple
    I wonder that so many are so hard hearted at the sufferings of the righteous, at the hands of wicked men! The world is full of these envious murderers without a conscience toward God or their own fellow-men; and yet most "so-called" Christians can only ask questions about Joseph's motives??? Ever since Cain and Abel, the children of the devil have persecuted the Saints, to hide their own sins.
  • BSP
    The trait of jealousy caused Joseph's brothers to hate him so much that they wanted to kill him.
  • Christiana Johnson
    Genesis 37is a great book in the bible to read
  • Lynn
    I believe Joseph shared his dreams out of wonderment over them not boasting. After all he was a type of Christ and not there to provoke his brothers to envy and hate.

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