Genesis 37:11
New International Version
His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

New Living Translation
But while his brothers were jealous of Joseph, his father wondered what the dreams meant.

English Standard Version
And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.

Berean Study Bible
And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept in mind what he had said.

King James Bible
And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

New King James Version
And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

New American Standard Bible
And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

NASB 1995
His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.

NASB 1977
And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.

Amplified Bible
Joseph’s brothers were envious and jealous of him, but his father kept the words [of Joseph] in mind [wondering about their meaning].

Christian Standard Bible
His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his brothers were jealous of him, and his father was keeping the statement.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

Contemporary English Version
Joseph's brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept wondering about the dream.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His brethren therefore envied him: but his father considered the thing with himself.

English Revised Version
And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.

Good News Translation
Joseph's brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept thinking about the whole matter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept thinking about these things.

International Standard Version
As a result, his brothers became more envious of him. But his father kept thinking about all of this.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.

Literal Standard Version
And his brothers are zealous against him, and his father has watched the matter.

NET Bible
His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept in mind what Joseph said.

New Heart English Bible
His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept thinking about the matter.

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

Young's Literal Translation
and his brethren are zealous against him, and his father hath watched the matter.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph's Dreams
10He told his father and brothers, but his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream that you have had? Will your mother and brothers and I actually come and bow down to the ground before you?” 11And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept in mind what he had said.

Cross References
Luke 2:19
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

Luke 2:51
Then He went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But His mother treasured up all these things in her heart.

Acts 7:9
Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him

Genesis 37:12
Some time later, Joseph's brothers had gone to pasture their father's flocks near Shechem.

Daniel 7:28
Thus ends the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts troubled me greatly, and my face turned pale. But I kept the matter to myself."


Treasury of Scripture

And his brothers envied him; but his father observed the saying.

envied.

Genesis 26:14-16
For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him…

Psalm 106:16
They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

Ecclesiastes 4:4
Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

observed.

Genesis 24:31
And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

Daniel 7:28
Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

Luke 2:19,51
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart…









Verse 11. - And his brethren envied him. The verb קָנָא (unused in Kal), to become red in the face, seems to indicate that the hatred of Joseph's brethren revealed itself in scowling looks. But his father observed the saying - literally, kept the word, διετήρησε τὸ ῤῆμα (LXX.). Cf. Daniel 7:28; Luke 2:51.

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Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And his brothers
אֶחָ֑יו (’e·ḥāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

were jealous of him,
וַיְקַנְאוּ־ (way·qan·’ū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7065: To be, zealous, jealous, envious

but his father
וְאָבִ֖יו (wə·’ā·ḇîw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father

kept in mind
שָׁמַ֥ר (šā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

what he had said.
הַדָּבָֽר׃ (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause


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