Genesis 49:13
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New International Version
"Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon.

New Living Translation
"Zebulun will settle by the seashore and will be a harbor for ships; his borders will extend to Sidon.

English Standard Version
“Zebulun shall dwell at the shore of the sea; he shall become a haven for ships, and his border shall be at Sidon.

New American Standard Bible
"Zebulun will dwell at the seashore; And he shall be a haven for ships, And his flank shall be toward Sidon.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Zebulun will live by the seashore and will be a harbor for ships, and his territory will be next to Sidon.

International Standard Version
"Zebulun will settle down near the sea shore and become a safe haven for shipping, bordering Sidon."

NET Bible
Zebulun will live by the haven of the sea and become a haven for ships; his border will extend to Sidon.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"[Zebulun] will live by the coast. He will have ships by the coast. His border will go as far as Sidon.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Zebulun shall dwell at the shore of the sea, And he shall be a shore for ships, And his flank shall be upon Zidon.

New American Standard 1977
“Zebulun shall dwell at the seashore;
            And he shall be a haven for ships,
            And his flank shall be toward Sidon.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Zebulun shall dwell at the port of the sea; and he shall be for a port of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

King James 2000 Bible
Zebulun shall dwell at the shore of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Sidon.

American King James Version
Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be to Zidon.

American Standard Version
Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; And he shall be for a haven of ships; And his border shall be upon Sidon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Zabulon shall dwell on the sea shore, and in the road of ships, reaching as far as Sidon.

Darby Bible Translation
Zebulun will dwell at the shore of the seas; Yea, he will be at the shore of the ships, And his side [toucheth] upon Sidon.

English Revised Version
Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea: And he shall be for an haven of ships; And his border shall be upon Zidon.

Webster's Bible Translation
Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and his border shall be to Zidon.

World English Bible
"Zebulun will dwell at the haven of the sea. He will be for a haven of ships. His border will be on Sidon.

Young's Literal Translation
Zebulun at a haven of the seas doth dwell, And he is for a haven of ships; And his side is unto Zidon.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
49:13-18 Concerning Zebulun: if prophecy says, Zebulun shall be a haven of ships, be sure Providence will so plant him. God appoints the bounds of our habitation. It is our wisdom and duty to accommodate ourselves to our lot, and to improve it; if Zebulun dwell at the heaven of the sea, let him be for a haven of ships. Concerning Issachar: he saw that the land was pleasant, yielding not only pleasant prospects, but pleasant fruits to recompense his toils. Let us, with an eye of faith, see the heavenly rest to be good, and that land of promise to be pleasant; this will make our present services easy. Dan should, by art, and policy, and surprise, gain advantages against his enemies, like a serpent biting the heel of the traveller. Jacob, almost spent, and ready to faint, relieves himself with those words, I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord! The salvation he waited for was Christ, the promised Seed; now that he was going to be gathered to his people, he breathes after Him to whom the gathering of the people shall be. He declared plainly that he sought heaven, the better country, Heb 11:13,14. Now he is going to enjoy the salvation, he comforts himself that he had waited for the salvation. Christ, as our way to heaven, is to be waited on; and heaven, as our rest in Christ, is to be waited for. It is the comfort of a dying saint thus to have waited for the salvation of the Lord; for then he shall have what he has been waiting for.
Study Bible
Jacob Blesses his Sons
12"His eyes are dull from wine, And his teeth white from milk. 13"Zebulun will dwell at the seashore; And he shall be a haven for ships, And his flank shall be toward Sidon. 14"Issachar is a strong donkey, Lying down between the sheepfolds.…
Cross References
Genesis 49:12
"His eyes are dull from wine, And his teeth white from milk.

Deuteronomy 33:18
Of Zebulun he said, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going forth, And, Issachar, in your tents.

Deuteronomy 33:19
"They will call peoples to the mountain; There they will offer righteous sacrifices; For they will draw out the abundance of the seas, And the hidden treasures of the sand."
Treasury of Scripture

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

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