Genesis 37:5
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Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.

King James Bible
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and told [it] to his brethren, and they hated him yet the more.

World English Bible
Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph dreameth a dream, and declareth to his brethren, and they add still more to hate him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And could not speak peaceably unto him - Does not this imply, in our use of the term, that they were continually quarrelling with him? but this is no meaning of the original: ולא יכלו דברו לשלם velo yachelu dabbero leshalom, 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. The eastern method of salutation is, Peace be to thee! שלום לך shalom lecha, among the Hebrews, and salam, peace, or salam kebibi, peace to thee my friend, among the Arabs. Now as peace among those nations comprehends all kinds of blessings spiritual and temporal, so they are careful not to say it to those whom they do not cordially wish well. It is not an unusual thing for an Arab or a Turk to hesitate to return the salam, if given by a Christian, or by one of whom he has not a favorable opinion: and this, in their own country, may be ever considered as a mark of hostility; not only as a proof that they do not wish you well, but that if they have an opportunity they will do you an injury. This was precisely the case with respect to Joseph's brethren: they would not give him the salam, and therefore felt themselves at liberty to take the first opportunity to injure him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Genesis 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brothers, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold...

Genesis 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven...

Genesis 40:5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream...

Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

Genesis 42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said to them, You are spies...

Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known to him in a vision...

Judges 7:13,14 And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream to his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and...

1 Kings 3:5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give you.

Psalm 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.

Daniel 2:1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, with which his spirit was troubled...

Daniel 4:5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts on my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy...

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.

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Genesis 37:4,8 And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him...

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

John 17:14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Joseph, the Prime Minister
'And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Talmage -- a Bloody Monster
Thomas De Witt Talmage was born at Bound Brook, N.J., in 1832. For many years he preached to large and enthusiastic congregations at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. At one time six hundred newspapers regularly printed his sermons. He was a man of great vitality, optimistic by nature, and particularly popular with young people. His voice was rather high and unmusical, but his distinct enunciation and earnestness of manner gave a peculiar attraction to his pulpit oratory. His rhetoric has been criticized
Grenville Kleiser—The world's great sermons, Volume 8

Cross References
Genesis 28:12
He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

Genesis 31:10
"In breeding season I once had a dream in which I looked up and saw that the male goats mating with the flock were streaked, speckled or spotted.

Genesis 31:11
The angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob.' I answered, 'Here I am.'

Genesis 37:6
He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had:

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