Genesis 37:11

“And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And his brethren enuied him: but his father obserued the saying.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying {in mind.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his brothers were full of envy; but his father kept his words in mind.
- Basic English Bible

And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying.
- Darby Bible

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

His brothers envied him, but his father kept this saying in mind.
- World English Bible

and his brethren are zealous against him, and his father hath watched the matter.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.
- 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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