Parallel Verses

King James Version

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

New American Standard Bible

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a varicolored tunic.

Holman Bible

Now Israel loved Joseph more than his other sons because Joseph was a son born to him in his old age, and he made a robe of many colors for him.

International Standard Version

When Joseph was seventeen years old, he was helping his brothers tend their flocks. He was a young man at that time, as were the children of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. But Joseph would come back and tell his father that his brothers were doing bad things. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his brothers, since he was born to him in his old age, so he had made a richly-embroidered tunic for him.

A Conservative Version

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made for him a coat of many colors.

American Standard Version

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.

Amplified

Now Israel (Jacob) loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a [distinctive] multicolored tunic.

Bible in Basic English

Now the love which Israel had for Joseph was greater than his love for all his other children, because he got him when he was an old man: and he had a long coat made for him.

Darby Translation

And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was son of his old age; and he made him a vest of many colours.

Julia Smith Translation

And Israel loved Joseph above all his sons, for to him he was the son of old age: and he made for him a tunic (reaching to the soles of the feet).

King James 2000

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, for he [was] a son of his old age. And he made a robe with long sleeves for him.

Modern King James verseion

And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a tunic reaching to the soles of his feet.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he begat him in his old age, and he made him a coat of many colors.

NET Bible

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons because he was a son born to him late in life, and he made a special tunic for him.

New Heart English Bible

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a coat of many colors.

The Emphasized Bible

Now, Israel, loved Joseph more than any of his sons, because he was to him, the son of his old age, and he had made him, a long tunic.

Webster

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.

World English Bible

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a coat of many colors.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Israel hath loved Joseph more than any of his sons, for he is a son of his old age, and hath made for him a long coat;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

יוסף 
Yowceph 
Usage: 213

of his old age
זקן 
Zaqun 
Usage: 4

and he made

Usage: 0

him a coat
כּתּנת כּתנת 
K@thoneth 
Usage: 29

References

Hastings

Morish

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Context Readings

Joseph's Dreams

2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. 4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.


Cross References

Genesis 37:23

And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;

Genesis 37:32

And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.

2 Samuel 13:18

And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.

Genesis 44:20-30

And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.

Judges 5:30

Have they not sped? have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colours, a prey of divers colours of needlework, of divers colours of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?

Psalm 45:13-14

The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

Ezekiel 16:16

And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.

John 3:35

The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.

John 13:22-23

Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.

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