Genesis 37:4

“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 Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 37:4

And when his brethren saw that their father loued him more then all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speake peaceably vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And because his brothers saw that Joseph was dearer to his father than all the others, they were full of hate for him, and would not say a kind word to him.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal 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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 37:4

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 37:4


37:2 These are the generations of Jacob - It is not a barren genealogy, as those of Esau, but a memorable useful history. Joseph brought to his father their evil report - Jacob's sons did that when they were from under his eye, which they durst not have done if they had been at home with him; but Joseph gave his father an account of their ill carriage, that he might reprove and restrain them.

37:3 He made him a coat of divers colours - Which probably was significant of farther honours intended him.

37:5 Though he was now very young, about seventeen years old, yet he was pious and devout, and this fitted him for God's gracious discoveries to him. Joseph had a great deal of trouble before him, and therefore God gave him betimes this prospect of his advancement, to support and comfort him.


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