Parallel Verses

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.'

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


But you shall live by your sword,
And serve your brother;
However it shall come to pass when you break loose [from your anger and hatred],
That you will tear his yoke off your neck [and you will be free of him].”

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.

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."

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 answereth and saith unto him, 'Lo, of the fatness of the earth is thy dwelling, and of the dew of the heavens from above; 40 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.' 41 And Esau hateth Jacob, because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau saith in his heart, 'The days of mourning for my father draw near, and I slay Jacob my brother.'



Cross References

Genesis 25:23

And Jehovah saith to her, 'Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples from thy bowels are parted; and the one people than the other people is stronger; and the elder doth serve the younger.'

2 Kings 8:20-22

In his days hath Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and they cause a king to reign over them,

2 Samuel 8:14

and he putteth in Edom garrisons -- in all Edom he hath put garrisons, and all Edom are servants to David; and Jehovah saveth David whithersoever he hath gone.

Genesis 32:6

And the messengers turn back unto Jacob, saying, 'We came in unto thy brother, unto Esau, and he also is coming to meet thee, and four hundred men with him;'

1 Kings 11:15-17

and it cometh to pass, in David's being with Edom, in the going up of Joab head of the host to bury the slain, that he smiteth every male in Edom --

2 Kings 14:7

He hath smitten Edom, in the valley of salt -- ten thousand, and seized Selah in war, and one calleth its name Joktheel unto this day,

2 Kings 14:10

Thou hast certainly smitten Edom, and thy heart hath lifted thee up; be honoured, and abide in thy house; and why dost thou stir thyself up in evil, that thou hast fallen, thou, and Judah with thee?'

1 Chronicles 18:11-13

also them hath king David sanctified to Jehovah with the silver and the gold that he hath taken from all the nations, from Edom, and from Moab, and from the sons of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.

2 Chronicles 21:8

In his days hath Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and cause a king to reign over them;

2 Chronicles 21:10

and Edom revolteth from under the hand of Judah unto this day; then doth Libnah revolt at that time from under his hand, because he hath forsaken Jehovah, God of his fathers,

2 Chronicles 25:11-12

And Amaziah hath strengthened himself, and leadeth his people, and goeth to the Valley of Salt, and smiteth the sons of Seir -- ten thousand.

2 Chronicles 28:17

and again the Edomites have come, and smite in Judah, and take captive a captivity.

Psalm 60:8

Moab is my pot for washing, over Edom I cast my shoe, Shout, concerning me, O Philistia.

Obadiah 1:17-21

And in mount Zion there is an escape, And it hath been holy, And the house of Jacob have possessed their possessions.

Matthew 10:34

'Ye may not suppose that I came to put peace on the earth; I did not come to put peace, but a sword;

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