Genesis 37:3
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English Standard Version
Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors.

King James Bible
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

American Standard Version
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now Israel loved Joseph above all his sons, because he had him in his old age: and he made him a coat of divers colours.

English Revised Version
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.

Genesis 37:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Parallel, 1 Chronicles 1:51-54). Seats of the Tribe-Princes of Esau According to Their Families. - That the names which follow are not a second list of Edomitish tribe-princes (viz., of those who continued the ancient constitution, with its hereditary aristocracy, after Hadar's death), but merely relate to the capital cities of the old phylarchs, is evident from the expression in the heading, "After their places, by their names," as compared with Genesis 36:43, "According to their habitations in the land of their possession." This being the substance and intention of the list, there is nothing surprising in the fact, that out of the eleven names only two correspond to those given in Genesis 36:15-19. This proves nothing more than that only two of the capitals received their names from the princes who captured or founded them, viz., Timnah and Kenaz. Neither of these has been discovered yet. The name Aholibamah is derived from the Horite princess (Genesis 36:25); its site is unknown. Elah is the port Aila (vid., Genesis 14:6). Pinon is the same as Phunon, an encampment of the Israelites (Numbers 33:42-43), celebrated for its mines, in which many Christians were condemned to labour under Diocletian, between Petra and Zoar, to the northeast of Wady Musa. Teman is the capital of the land of the Temanites (Genesis 36:34). Mibzar is supposed by Knobel to be Petra; but this is called Selah elsewhere (2 Kings 14:7). Magdiel and Iram cannot be identified. The concluding sentence, "This is Esau, the father (founder) of Edom" (i.e., from his sprang the great nation of the Edomites, with its princes and kings, upon the mountains of Seir), not only terminates this section, but prepared the way for the history of Jacob, which commences with the following chapter.

Genesis 37:3 Parallel Commentaries

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loved.

John 3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

John 13:22,23 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spoke...

son.

Genesis 44:20-30 And we said to my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead...

a coat.

Genesis 37:23,32 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph out of his coat...

Judges 5:30 Have they not sped? have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colors...

2 Samuel 13:18 And she had a garment of divers colors on her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins appareled...

Psalm 45:13,14 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of worked gold...

Ezekiel 16:16 And of your garments you did take, and decked your high places with divers colors, and played the harlot thereupon...

colours. {Kethoneth passim}, a coat made of stripes of different coloured cloth.

Cross References
Genesis 37:23
So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the robe of many colors that he wore.

Genesis 37:31
Then they took Joseph's robe and slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.

Genesis 37:32
And they sent the robe of many colors and brought it to their father and said, "This we have found; please identify whether it is your son's robe or not."

Genesis 44:20
And we said to my lord, 'We have a father, an old man, and a young brother, the child of his old age. His brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother's children, and his father loves him.'

2 Samuel 13:18
Now she was wearing a long robe with sleeves, for thus were the virgin daughters of the king dressed. So his servant put her out and bolted the door after her.

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