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Jacob loved Joseph more than he did any of his other sons, because Joseph was born after Jacob was very old. Jacob had given Joseph a fancy coat[a] to show that he was his favorite son, and so Joseph’s brothers hated him and would not be friendly to him.

One day, Joseph told his brothers what he had dreamed, and they hated him even more.

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Footnotes

  1. 37.3,23 fancy coat: Or “a coat of many colors” or “a coat with long sleeves.”

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