When they were in the middle of harvest, and Joseph was sent by his
father, with his brethren, to gather the fruits of the earth, he saw a
vision in a dream, but greatly exceeding the customary appearances that
come when we are asleep; which, when he was got up, he told his brethren,
that they might judge what it portended. He said, he saw the last night,
that his wheat-sheaf stood still in the place where he set it, but that
their sheaves ran to bow down to it, as servants bow down to their masters.
But as soon as they perceived the vision foretold that he should obtain
power and great wealth, and that his power should be in opposition to them,
they gave no interpretation of it to Joseph, as if the dream were not by
them undestood: but they prayed that no part of what they suspected to
be its meaning might come to pass; and they bare a still greater hatred
to him on that account.