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Genesis 37 - AMP

2 This is the history of the descendants of Jacob and this is Jacob's line. Joseph, when he was seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought to his father a bad report of them.

3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a long tunic with sleeves.

4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved more than all of his brothers, they hated him and could not say, Peace to him or speak peaceably to him.

5 Now Joseph had a dream and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him still more.

6 And he said to them, Listen now and hear, I pray you, this dream that I have dreamed:

7 We were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright, and behold, your sheaves stood round about my sheaf and bowed down!

8 His brothers said to him, Shall you indeed reign over us? Or are you going to have us as your subjects and dominate us? And they hated him all the more for his dreams and for what he said.

9 But Joseph dreamed yet another dream and told it to his brothers . He said, See here, I have dreamed again, and behold, eleven stars the sun and the moon bowed down and did reverence to me!

10 And he told it to his father his brethren. But his father rebuked him and said to him, What is the meaning of this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow down ourselves to the earth and do homage to you?

11 Joseph's brothers envied him and were jealous of him, but his father observed the saying and pondered over it.

12 Joseph's brothers went to shepherd and feed their father's flock near Shechem.

13 Israel said to Joseph, Do not your brothers shepherd my flock at Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them. And he said, Here I am.

14 And said to him, Go, I pray you, see whether everything is all right with your brothers and with the flock; then come back and bring me word. So he sent him out of the Hebron Valley, and he came to Shechem.

15 And a certain man found him, and behold, he had lost his way and was wandering in the open country. The man asked him, What are you trying to find?

16 And he said, I am looking for my brothers. Tell me, I pray you, where they are pasturing our flocks.

17 But the man said, they have gone. I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.

18 And when they saw him far off, even before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him.

19 And they said one to another, See, here comes this dreamer and master of dreams.

20 So come on now, let us kill him and throw his body into some pit; then we will say , Some wild and ferocious animal has devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams!

21 Now Reuben heard it and he delivered him out of their hands by saying, Let us not kill him.

22 And Reuben said to them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit or well that is out here in the wilderness and lay no hand on him. He was trying to get Joseph out of their hands in order to rescue him and deliver him again to his father.

23 When Joseph had come to his brothers, they stripped him of his long garment which he was wearing;

24 Then they took him and cast him into the pit which was empty; there was no water in it.

25 Then they sat down to eat their lunch. When they looked up, behold, they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing gum , balm (balsam), and myrrh or ladanum, going on their way to carry them down to Egypt.

26 And Judah said to his brothers, What do we gain if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?

27 Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites , and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brothers consented.

28 Then as the Midianite merchants were passing by, the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the well. And they sold him for twenty pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took Joseph into Egypt.

29 Then Reuben returned to the pit; and behold, Joseph was not in the pit, and he rent his clothes.

30 He rejoined his brothers and said, The boy is not there! And I, where shall I go ?

31 Then they took Joseph's long garment, killed a young goat, and dipped the garment in the blood;

32 And they sent the garment to their father, saying, We have found this! Examine and decide whether it is your son's tunic or not.

33 He said, My son's long garment! An evil beast has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.

34 And Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourned many days for his son.

35 And all his sons and daughters attempted to console him, but he refused to be comforted and said, I will go down to Sheol (the place of the dead) to my son mourning. And his father wept for him.

36 And the Midianites sold in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and the captain and chief executioner of the guard.

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My Story and My Passions #4: Dreams
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Nov, 2016
Summary: The life of Joseph is an example for us to look at, to help us to realize how we can see all of our extraordinary dreams, hopes and desires become a reality.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 37:1-11
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 173
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"What's on your Bucket List?"
Shared by: David Henderson on Nov, 2016
Summary: We come to the life of this young man named Joseph. The Bible dedicates 14 chapters to this young man’s life and the dreams that he held. Now why do you think that is? Is Joseph more important than the creation of the universe? Clearly He is.
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Scripture: Genesis 37:15-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,724
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Shared by: David Taylor on Nov, 2016
Summary: The Life of Joseph Making Sense of Suffering Genesis 37
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Evil Intent, Good Intent
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2016
Summary: The story of Joseph is the display of the providential power of God to to accomplish his good purposes. Let’s consider what teaches about us teaches about us, about God, and what it all means for us.
Scripture: Genesis 37:12-36
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 49
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Shared by: Glenn Narvaez on Aug, 2016
Summary: Turning failures into a stepping stones for success
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Shared by: Armando Anguiano on Jun, 2016
Summary: Como Dios siempre estar presente en nuestra vida con un destino determinado a pesar de las aflicciones y retos que nos presenta la vida
Scripture: Genesis 37:1-24
Denomination: *other
Views: 326
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Shared by: Armando Anguiano on Jun, 2016
Summary: Continuamos viendo como Dios esta presente en la vida de Jose a pesar de las adversidades e injusticias que sigue enfrentando como su vida cambia en 24 hrs drásticamente varias ocaciones
Scripture: Genesis 37:25-39:18
Denomination: *other
Views: 179
David Radcliff avatar
Shared by: David Radcliff on Jun, 2016
Summary: Dreams can seem impossible at first, but God can make them happen
Scripture: Genesis 37:18-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 240
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Shared by: Perry Greene on May, 2016
Summary: God gives us dreams that we can achieve with his help. The world would crush us and our dreams, but God tells us to "keep dreaming!"
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Shared by: Larry Turner on Apr, 2016
Summary: Judah made two really bad choices with his brother and his daughter-in-law.
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"Get out of that Pit!"
Shared by: David Henderson on Mar, 2016
Summary: This is a message on the life of Joseph and how we can learn to accept the challenges we face and how God protects us and moves us out of the terrible places we sometimes fall into.
Scripture: Genesis 37:1-50:26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 343
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Coated - Pt. 1 - Favorites
Shared by: Steve Ely on Mar, 2016
Summary: You have been told you should have hope . . . why? Your trial, heartache & pain make you the exception, don’t they? They would, but you are coated!
Series: Coated
Scripture: Genesis 37:2-4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 519
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The Rejected Ruler
Shared by: Dwayne Dickson on Mar, 2016
Summary: Joseph, the redeemer, foreshadows the life of Jesus, the redeemer of all.
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Shared by: Russ Barksdale on Mar, 2016
Summary: God offers hope for those who have been betrayed. The circumstances in life will bring hurt, but God offers hope for the believer.
Series: Wrecked
Scripture: Genesis 37:1-50:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 96
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Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
Summary: Lessons from the life of Joseph
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Feb, 2016
Summary: This sermon shows how Joseph handled suffering. 1. The PLAN Of God 2. The PROMISES Of God 3. The PRESENCE Of God
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Scripture: Genesis 37:1-50:26
Views: 3,637
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Shared by: Archie Norman on Jan, 2016
Summary: Give it Up
Series: Give it Up
Scripture: Genesis 37:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 794
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Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2016
Summary: Even through bad situations God is in control, and will turn them for His glory
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Special Son
Scripture: Genesis 37:1-11
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 119
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Joseph and his brothers
Scripture: Genesis 37:12-36
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 127
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Genesis-People relating to God- part 7-- Ripped Off
Shared by: randy edwards on Oct, 2015
Summary: Part 7 of our People relating to God series from Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 37:1-36
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 214
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The Study Of Going Down Into Egypt - Joseph
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Jul, 2015
Summary: The Study Of Going Down Into Egypt - Joseph
Scripture: Genesis 37:3
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 124
Russ Adams avatar
Ward Cleaver's Curse
Shared by: Russ Adams on Jun, 2015
Summary: There are no perfect fathers.
Series: Father's Day
Scripture: Genesis 37:1-4
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 447
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Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Jun, 2015
Summary: My Praise Might Not Be Purdy, But It’s Praise Anyhow
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 37:18-28
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,401
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Shared by: Rainer Reddy on May, 2015
Summary: A sermon to encourage and assure during difficult times in life.
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on May, 2015
Summary: Jacob made some terrible mistakes in the way he raised his children. And we can learn some valuable lessons from the mistakes that he made. (PowerPoints available - #126)
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Shared by: Jeff krist on Apr, 2015
Summary: God's looking for Average Joe's so he can do incredible things through them. God did the impossible through Joseph, but only after he went through the fire.
Series: Average Joe
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The Pit's of Life
Shared by: Jeff krist on Apr, 2015
Summary: Joseph learned a big lesson in his life and it all started with a pit. This is about the pit's we all fall into in life's journey.
Series: Average Joe
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Shared by: Jeff krist on Apr, 2015
Summary: Three things that make you WHO YOU ARE. SKILL, REPUTATION, and IDENTITY - Joseph in the beginning of his journey based those 3 things on SELF. But when he FLIPPED them around IDENTITY, REPUTATION, and SKILL. God did great things through his life.
Series: Average Joe
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New Chapter
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Feb, 2015
Summary: This message is for someone who has had a bad chapter in their life, God said to prophesy to you, it's a new season God is turning the page. there is a new chapter opening for you.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 37:3-24
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 16,415