Genesis 37:10

“And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said vnto him, What is this dreame that thou hast dreamed? shal I, and thy mother, and thy brethren indeed come to bow downe our selues to thee, to the earth?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He related {it} to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, "What is this dream that you have had? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he gave word of it to his father and his brothers; but his father protesting said, What sort of a dream is this? am I and your mother and your brothers to go down on our faces to the earth before you?
- Basic English Bible

And he told [it] to his father and to his brethren. And his father rebuked him, and said to him, What is this dream which thou hast dreamt? Shall we indeed come, I and thy mother and thy brethren, to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
- Darby Bible

And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said to him, what is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
- Webster's Bible

He told it to his father and to his brothers. His father rebuked him, and said to him, "What is this dream that you have dreamed? Will I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves down to you to the earth?"
- World English Bible

And he recounteth unto his father, and unto his brethren; and his father pusheth against him, and saith to him, `What [is] this dream which thou hast dreamt? do we certainly come -- I, and thy mother, and thy brethren -- to bow ourselves to thee, to the earth?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him: 'What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down to thee to the earth?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 37:10


37:10 His father rebuked him - Probably to lessen the offence which his brethren would take at it; yet he took notice of it more than he seemed to do.


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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