Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

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 donkey
lying down between the saddlebags.
15 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.
16 Dan will judge his people
as one of the tribes of Israel.


Cross References

Joshua 14:15

Hebron’s name used to be Kiriath-arba; Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim. After this, the land had rest from war.

Judges 3:11

Then the land was peaceful 40 years, and Othniel son of Kenaz died.

2 Samuel 7:1

When the king had settled into his palace and the Lord had given him rest on every side from all his enemies,

Psalm 81:6

“I relieved his shoulder from the burden;
his hands were freed from carrying the basket.

Ezekiel 29:18

“Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made his army labor strenuously against Tyre. Every head was made bald and every shoulder chafed, but he and his army received no compensation from Tyre for the labor he expended against it.

Matthew 23:4

They tie up heavy loads that are hard to carry and put them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves aren’t willing to lift a finger to move them.

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