Genesis 37:15
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English Standard Version
And a man found him wandering in the fields. And the man asked him, “What are you seeking?”

King James Bible
And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

American Standard Version
And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And a man found him there wandering in the field, and asked what he sought.

English Revised Version
And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

Webster's Bible Translation
And a certain man found him, and behold he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This hatred was increased when Joseph told them of two dreams that he had had: viz., that as they were binding sheaves in the field, his sheaf "stood and remained standing," but their sheaves placed themselves round it and bowed down to it; and that the sun (his father), and the moon (his mother, "not Leah, but Rachel, who was neither forgotten nor lost"), and eleven stars (his eleven brethren) bowed down before him. These dreams pointed in an unmistakeable way to the supremacy of Joseph; the first to supremacy over his brethren, the second over the whole house of Israel. The repetition seemed to establish the thing as certain (cf. Genesis 41:32); so that not only did his brethren hate him still more "on account of his dreams and words" (Genesis 37:8), i.e., the substance of the dreams and the open interpretation of them, and become jealous and envious, but his father gave him a sharp reproof for the second, though he preserved the matter, i.e., retained it in his memory (שׁמר lxx διετήρησε, cf. συνετήρει, Luke 2:19). The brothers with their ill-will could not see anything in the creams but the suggestions of his own ambition and pride of heart; and even the father, notwithstanding his partiality, was grieved by the second dream. The dreams are not represented as divine revelations; yet they are not to be regarded as pure flights of fancy from an ambitious heart, but as the presentiments of deep inward feelings, which were not produced without some divine influence being exerted upon Joseph's mind, and therefore were of prophetic significance, though they were not inspired directly by God, inasmuch as the purposes of God were still to remain hidden from the eyes of men for the saving good of all concerned.

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Genesis 21:14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder...

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Judges 4:22 And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said to him, Come, and I will show you the man whom you seek...

2 Kings 6:19 And Elisha said to them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek...

John 1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, What seek you? They said to him, Rabbi, (which is to say...

John 4:27 And on this came his disciples, and marveled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seek you? or, Why talk you with her?

John 18:4,7 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come on him, went forth, and said to them, Whom seek you...

John 20:15 Jesus said to her, Woman, why weep you? whom seek you? She, supposing him to be the gardener, said to him...

Cross References
Genesis 37:14
So he said to him, "Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock, and bring me word." So he sent him from the Valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

Genesis 37:16
"I am seeking my brothers," he said. "Tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock."

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