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Genesis 49:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Issachar is a strong ass, Couching down between the sheepfolds:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Issachar [is] a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Issachar is a strong donkey, Lying down between the sheepfolds.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Issachar [is] a strong ass, couching down between two burdens:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Issachar is a bony ass, Crouching down between two hurdles.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Issachar, an ass of strength,—couching between the pens;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Issacher [is] a strong ass, Crouching between the two folds;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Issachar shall be a strong ass, lying down between the borders.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Issachar is a strong asse, couching downe betweene two burdens.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Issachar has desired that which is good; resting between the inheritances.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yissaskhar [is] a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yi$$äj¢är יִשָּׂשכָר 3485
{3485} Prime
From H5375 and H7939; he will bring a reward; Jissaskar, a son of Jacob.
[is] a strong 1634
{1634} Prime
From H1633; a bone (as the skeleton of the body); hence self, that is, (figuratively) very.
ass 2543
{2543} Prime
From H2560; a male ass (from its dun red).
couching down 7257
{7257} Prime
A primitive root; to crouch (on all four legs folded, like a recumbent animal); by implication to recline, repose, brood, lurk, imbed.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
between x996
(0996) Complement
(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H0995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either... or.
two burdens: 4942
{4942} Prime
From H8192; a stall for cattle (only dual).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 49:14

_ _ Genesis 49:14, Genesis 49:15. Issachar.

_ _ a strong ass couching down between two burdens — that is, it was to be active, patient, given to agricultural labors. It was established in lower Galilee — a “good land,” settling down in the midst of the Canaanites, where, for the sake of quiet, they “bowed their shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 49:13-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 49:14

Issachar is a strong ass, couching down between two burdens — The men of that tribe shall be strong and industrious, fit for and inclined to labour, particularly the toil of husbandry, like the ass that patiently carries his burden. Issachar submitted to two burdens, tillage and tribute.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 49:14

Issachar [is] (l) a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

(l) His force will be great, but he will lack courage to resist his enemies.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 30:18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.
Deuteronomy 33:18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.
Joshua 19:17-23 [And] the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar according to their families. ... This [is] the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar according to their families, the cities and their villages.
Judges 5:15 And the princes of Issachar [were] with Deborah; even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foot into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben [there were] great thoughts of heart.
Judges 10:1 And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim.
1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, [which were men] that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them [were] two hundred; and all their brethren [were] at their commandment.
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Gn 30:18. Dt 33:18. Jsh 19:17. Jg 5:15; 10:1. 1Ch 12:32.

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