Genesis 37:4
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English Standard Version
But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him.

King James 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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his brethren seeing that he was loved by his father, more than all his sons, hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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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.

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hated him.

Genesis 37:5,11,18-24 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brothers: and they hated him yet the more...

Genesis 4:5 But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Genesis 27:41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart...

Genesis 49:23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

1 Samuel 16:12,13 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and with of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said...

1 Samuel 17:28 And Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said...

Psalm 38:19 But my enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully...

John 7:3-5 His brothers therefore said to him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that your disciples also may see the works that you do...

John 15:18,19 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

1 John 2:11 But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not where he goes...

1 John 3:10,12 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whoever does not righteousness is not of God...

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen...

and could not speak peaceably unto him. Or, rather, 'and they could not speak peace to him,' i.e., they would not accost him in a friendly manner: they would not even wish him well, in the eastern mode of salutation of, Peace be to thee! It is not an unusual thing for an Arab or Turk to hesitate to return the {sal?m}, if given by a Christian, or by one of whom he has not a favourable opinion; and this may always be considered as an act of hostility.

Cross References
Genesis 27:41
Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, "The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob."

1 Samuel 17:28
Now Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men. And Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, "Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumption and the evil of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle."

Jeremiah 12:6
For even your brothers and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; they are in full cry after you; do not believe them, though they speak friendly words to you."

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