Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

And he saw a resting-place that it was good, And the land that it was pleasant; And he bowed his shoulder to bear, And became a servant under taskwork.

New American Standard Bible

"When he saw that a resting place was good And that the land was pleasant, He bowed his shoulder to bear burdens, And became a slave at forced labor.

King James Version

And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

Holman Bible

He saw that his resting place was good
and that the land was pleasant,
so he leaned his shoulder to bear a load
and became a forced laborer.

International Standard Version

He observed that his resting place was excellent, and that the land was pleasant; he bent down, picked up his burdens, and became a slave at forced labor."

A Conservative Version

And he saw a resting place that it was good, and the land that it was pleasant. And he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant under task work.

Amplified

And he saw that rest was good and that the land was pleasant; and he bowed his shoulder to bear [his burdens] and became a servant to tribute [subjected to forced labor].

Bible in Basic English

And he saw that rest was good and the land was pleasing; so he let them put weights on his back and became a servant.

Darby Translation

And he saw the rest that it was good, And the land that it was pleasant; And he bowed his shoulder to bear, And was a tributary servant.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will see the rest that it was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and he extended his shoulder to bear, and he will be a servant to tribute.

King James 2000

And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto forced labor.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He saw a resting place that [was] good, and land that [was] pleasant. So he bowed his shoulder to the burden and became a servant of forced labor.

Modern King James verseion

And he saw that rest was good and that the land was pleasant. And he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a tribute-slave.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and saw that rest was good and the land that it was pleasant, and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

NET Bible

When he sees a good resting place, and the pleasant land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and become a slave laborer.

New Heart English Bible

He saw a resting place, that it was good, the land, that it was pleasant. He bows his shoulder to the burden, and becomes a servant doing forced labor.

The Emphasized Bible

Then beholdeth he rest, that it is good, And the ground that it is pleasant, - So he bendeth his shoulder to bear, And becometh a tributary servant.

Webster

And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant to tribute.

World English Bible

He saw a resting place, that it was good, the land, that it was pleasant. He bows his shoulder to the burden, and becomes a servant doing forced labor.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he seeth rest that it is good, And the land that it is pleasant, And he inclineth his shoulder to bear, And is to tribute a servant.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And he saw
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

מנחה מנוּחה 
M@nuwchah 
Usage: 21

and the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

נעם 
Na`em 
Usage: 8

שׁכם 
Sh@kem 
Usage: 22

to bear
סבל 
Cabal 
Usage: 9

and became a servant
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

References

Context Readings

Jacob Blesses His Twelve Sons

14 Issachar is a strong ass, Couching down between the sheepfolds: 15 And he saw a resting-place that it was good, And the land that it was pleasant; And he bowed his shoulder to bear, And became a servant under taskwork. 16 Dan shall judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel.


Cross References

Joshua 14:15

Now the name of Hebron beforetime was Kiriath-arba; which Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim. And the land had rest from war.

Judges 3:11

And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

2 Samuel 7:1

And it came to pass, when the king dwelt in his house, and Jehovah had given him rest from all his enemies round about,

Psalm 81:6

I removed his shoulder from the burden: His hands were freed from the basket.

Ezekiel 29:18

Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyre: every head was made bald, and every shoulder was worn; yet had he no wages, nor his army, from Tyre, for the service that he had served against it.

Matthew 23:4

Yea, they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.

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