Parallel Verses

Amplified

By your sword you shall live and serve your brother. But [the time shall come] when you will grow restive and break loose, and you shall tear his yoke from off your neck.

New American Standard Bible

"By your sword you shall live, And your brother you shall serve; But it shall come about when you become restless, That you will break his yoke from your neck."

King James Version

And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

Holman Bible

You will live by your sword,
and you will serve your brother.
But when you rebel,
you will break his yoke from your neck.

International Standard Version

By your sword you'll live; but you'll serve your brother. But when you've become restless, you'll break off his yoke from your neck."

A Conservative Version

And by thy sword thou shall live, and thou shall serve thy brother. And it shall come to pass, when thou shall break loose, that thou shall shake his yoke from off thy neck.

American Standard Version

And by thy sword shalt thou live, and thou shalt serve thy brother. And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt break loose, That thou shalt shake his yoke from off thy neck.

Bible in Basic English

By your sword will you get your living and you will be your brother's servant; but when your power is increased his yoke will be broken from off your neck.

Darby Translation

And by thy sword shalt thou live; And thou shalt serve thy brother; And it shall come to pass when thou rovest about, That thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and by thy sword shalt thou live and shalt serve thy brother; yet there shall be a time when thou shalt have dominion, and thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

Julia Smith Translation

And by thy sword shalt thou live and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall be when thou shalt wander about and thou shalt break his yoke from thy neck.

King James 2000

And by your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But by your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother. But it shall be [that] when free yourself you shall tear off his yoke from your neck.

Modern King James verseion

And by your sword you shall live, and shall serve your brother. And it shall be when you shall have the dominion, you shall break his yoke from off your neck.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And with thy sword shalt thou live and shalt be thy brother's servant; But the time will come, when thou shalt get the mastery, and loose his yoke from off thy neck."

NET Bible

You will live by your sword but you will serve your brother. When you grow restless, you will tear off his yoke from your neck."

New Heart English Bible

By your sword will you live, and you will serve your brother. It will happen, when you will break loose, that you shall shake his yoke from off your neck."

The Emphasized Bible

And on thy sword, shalt thou live, And thy brother, shalt thou serve: But it shall come to pass when thou shalt rove at large, Then shalt thou break his yoke from off thy neck.

Webster

And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

World English Bible

By your sword will you live, and you will serve your brother. It will happen, when you will break loose, that you shall shake his yoke from off your neck."

Youngs Literal Translation

and by thy sword dost thou live, and thy brother dost thou serve; and it hath come to pass when thou rulest, that thou hast broken his yoke from off thy neck.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

shalt thou live
חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

and shalt serve
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion
רוּד 
Ruwd 
Usage: 4

פּרק 
Paraq 
Usage: 10

עול על 
`ol 
Usage: 40

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Esau Begs For Isaac's Blessing

39 Then Isaac his father answered, Your [blessing and] dwelling shall all come from the fruitfulness of the earth and from the dew of the heavens above; 40 By your sword you shall live and serve your brother. But [the time shall come] when you will grow restive and break loose, and you shall tear his yoke from off your neck. 41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him; and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are very near. When [he is gone] I will kill my brother Jacob.



Cross References

Genesis 25:23

The Lord said to her, [The founders of] two nations are in your womb, and the separation of two peoples has begun in your body; the one people shall be stronger than the other, and the elder shall serve the younger.

2 Kings 8:20-22

In his days, Edom revolted from the rule of Judah and set up a king over themselves.

2 Samuel 8:14

He put garrisons throughout all Edom, and all the Edomites became his servants. And the Lord preserved and gave victory to [him] wherever he went.

Genesis 32:6

And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau; and now he is [on the way] to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.

1 Kings 11:15-17

For when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of Israel's army went up to bury the slain, he slew every male in Edom.

2 Kings 14:7

Amaziah slew of Edom in the Valley of Salt 10,000, and took Sela (Greek petra [rock]) by war, and called it Joktheel, which is the name of it to this day.

2 Kings 14:10

You have indeed smitten Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Glory in that, and stay at home; for why should you meddle to your hurt and provoke calamity, causing you to fall, you and Judah with you?

1 Chronicles 18:11-13

King David dedicated them also to the Lord, with the silver and the gold he brought from all these nations: Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and the Amalekites.

2 Chronicles 21:8

In Jehoram's days, the Edomites revolted from the rule of Judah and set up for themselves a king.

2 Chronicles 21:10

So Edom revolted from the rule of Judah to this day. Then Libnah also revolted from Jehoram's rule, because he had forsaken the Lord, the God of his fathers.

2 Chronicles 25:11-12

And Amaziah took courage and led forth his people to the Valley of Salt and smote 10,000 of the men of Seir [Edom].

2 Chronicles 28:17

For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah and carried away captives.

Psalm 60:8

Moab is My washpot [reduced to vilest servitude]; upon Edom I cast My shoe in triumph; over Philistia I raise the shout of victory.

Obadiah 1:17-21

But on Mount Zion [in Jerusalem] there shall be deliverance [for those who escape], and it shall be holy; and the house of Jacob shall possess its [own former] possessions.

Matthew 10:34

Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

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