GENESIS 49:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Genesis 49:15 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And he saw וַיַּ֤רְא To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
that כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
rest מְנֻחָה֙ Repose or (adverbially) peacefully; figuratively, consolation (specifically, matrimony); hence (concretely) an abode rest
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
good, ט֔וֹב Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good
and the land הָאָ֖רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
that כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
it was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
pleasant; נָעֵ֑מָה To be agreeable (literally or figuratively) pleasant
and bowed וַיֵּ֤ט To stretch or spread out; by implication, to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of application (as follows) bowed
his shoulder שִׁכְמוֹ֙ The neck (between the shoulders) as the place of burdens; figuratively, the spur of a hill shoulder
to bear, לִסְבֹּ֔ל To carry (literally or figuratively), or (reflexively) be burdensome; specifically, to be gravid bear
and became וַיְהִ֖י To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) became
a servant עֹבֵֽד׃ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc servant
unto tribute. לְמַס Properly, a burden (as causing to faint), i.e., a tax in the form of forced labor tribute

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  • 13  Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

  • 14  Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

  • 15  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.

  • 16  Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

  • 17  Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.




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