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Genesis 49:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, And he shall yield royal dainties.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “As for Asher, his food shall be rich, And he will yield royal dainties.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Out of Asher, his bread shall be fat, And he will give royal dainties.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Out of Asher, fatness, is his food,—So, he, setteth forth dainties for a king.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Out of Asher his bread [is] fat; And he giveth dainties of a king.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Aser, his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield dainties to kings.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he shall yeeld royall dainties.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Asher{gr.Aser}, his bread [shall be] fat; and he shall yield dainties to princes.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Out of Ěr אָשֵׁר 836
{0836} Prime
אָשֵׁר
'Asher
{aw-share'}
From H0833; happy; Asher, a son of Jacob, and the tribe descended from him, with its territory; also a place in Palestine.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
his bread 3899
{3899} Prime
לֶחֶם
lechem
{lekh'-em}
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it).
[shall be] fat, 8082
{8082} Prime
שָׁמֵן
shamen
{shaw-mane'}
From H8080; greasy, that is, gross; figuratively rich.
and he x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
shall yield 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
royal 4428
{4428} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
From H4427; a king.
dainties. 4574
{4574} Prime
מַעֲדָן
ma`adan
{mah-ad-awn'}
From H5727; a delicacy or (abstractly) pleasure (adverbially cheerfully).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 49:20

_ _ Genesis 49:20. Asher.

_ _ “Blessed.” Its allotment was the seacoast between Tyre and Carmel, a district fertile in the production of the finest corn and oil in all Palestine.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 49:13-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 49:20

Concerning Asher, he foretells, That it should be a rich tribe, replenished not only with bread for necessity, but with fatness, with dainties, royal dainties, and these exported out of Asher, to other tribes, perhaps to other lands. The God of nature has provided for us not only necessaries but dainties, that we might call him a bountiful benefactor; yet, whereas all places are competently furnished with necessaries, only some places afford dainties. Corn is more common than spices. Were the supports of luxury as universal as the supports of life, the world would be worse than it is, and that needs not.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 49:20

Out of Asher his (p) bread [shall be] fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

(p) He will abound in corn and pleasant fruits.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 30:13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.
Genesis 46:17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
Deuteronomy 33:24-25 And of Asher he said, [Let] Asher [be] blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil. ... Thy shoes [shall be] iron and brass; and as thy days, [so shall] thy strength [be].
Joshua 19:24-31 And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families. ... This [is] the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.
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Gn 30:13; 46:17. Dt 33:24. Jsh 19:24.

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