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WEEKLY BIBLE COMMENTARY 4-15

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By Wes Woodard

Genesis 37 – “Jacob’ Spoils Joseph”

In this chapter we read that Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other sons and he made him a multicolored robe. This caused the other brothers to hate Joseph.  Then, to make matters worse, Joseph has a dream and tells his brothers! We read, “… for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and low, my sheaf rose up and yours bowed down around mine. Then his brothers said to him, Are you actually going to reign over us? So they hated him even more!”  Then he had a second dream and told his brothers!  This one was about the sun and moon and eleven stars bowing down to him!  When Jacob heard this one he rebuked Joseph and said, “Shall I and your Mother and your brothers bow down before you?”  Joseph’s brothers are very jealous and hate Joseph even more!  They leave to take care of their father’s sheep.  But, Jacob ponders about all of this never realizing his part in causing it!

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