saying, "I and thy brethren, that has some sense, but I and
thy mother, that is inconceivable, for thy mother is dead."[18]
These words of Jacob called forth a reproof from God. He
said, "Thus thy descendants will in time to come seek to
hinder Jeremiah in delivering his prophecies."[19] Jacob may
be excused, he had spoken in this way only in order to avert
the envy and hate of his brethren from Joseph, but they
envied and hated him because they knew that the interpretation
put upon the dream by Jacob would be realized.[20]

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