The brothers of Joseph announce a scheme to rid themselves of his dreams: And so now, let us kill him and fling him into one of the pits and we can say, a vicious beast has devoured him, and we shall see what will come of his dreams. They reasoned that with Joseph dead, his dreams would die too. Rashi comments that the words: we shall see what will come of his dreams are the words of the Holy Spirit – divine inspiration. To the brothers’ scheme, God’s response is: we shall see. Netziv explains that obviously they did not hear a heavenly voice. Rather, if one uses the power of speech the wrong way, it is taken away. The brothers spoke the words we shall see what will come of his dreams but did not grasp how foolish they would sound one day.