Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth, And of the dew of heaven from above; 40 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. 41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand, and I will slay my brother Jacob.



Cross References

Genesis 25:23

And Jehovah said to her, Two nations are in thy womb, And two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels; And one people shall be stronger than the other people, And the elder shall serve the younger.

2 Kings 8:20-22

In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and they set a king over themselves.

2 Samuel 8:14

And he put garrisons in Edom: throughout Edom did he put garrisons; and all they of Edom became servants to David. And Jehovah preserved David whithersoever he went.

Genesis 32:6

And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother, to Esau; and he also is coming to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.

1 Kings 11:15-17

Now it came to pass when David was in Edom, when Joab the captain of the host had gone up to bury the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom

2 Kings 14:7

He smote of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Sela in the war, and called the name of it Joktheel to this day.

2 Kings 14:10

Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thy heart has lifted thee up: boast thyself, and abide at home; for why shouldest thou contend with misfortune, that thou shouldest fall, thou, and Judah with thee?

1 Chronicles 18:11-13

Them also king David dedicated to Jehovah, with the silver and the gold that he had brought from all the nations: from the Edomites, and from the Moabites, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from the Amalekites.

2 Chronicles 21:8

In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and they set a king over themselves.

2 Chronicles 21:10

But the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time from under his hand, because he had forsaken Jehovah the God of his fathers.

2 Chronicles 25:11-12

But Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.

2 Chronicles 28:17

And again the Edomites came and smote Judah, and carried away captives.

Psalm 60:8

Moab is my wash-pot; upon Edom will I cast my sandal; Philistia, shout aloud because of me.

Obadiah 1:17-21

But upon mount Zion shall there be deliverance, and it shall be holy; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

Matthew 10:34

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

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