|New International Version (© 2011)|
With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility.
King James Bible
The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
American Standard Version
The archers have sorely grieved him, And shot at him, and persecute him:
Young's Literal Translation
And embitter him -- yea, they have striven, Yea, hate him do archers;
Genesis 49:23 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The chief archers - בעלי חצים baaley chitstsim, the masters of arrows - Joseph's brethren, who either used such weapons, while feeding their flocks in the deserts, for the protection of themselves and cattle, or for the purpose of hunting; and who probably excelled in archery. It may however refer to the bitter speeches and harsh words that they spoke to and of him, for they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him, Genesis 37:4. Thus they sorely afflicted him, and were incessantly scolding or finding fault.
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Genesis 37:4,18,24,28 And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him...
Genesis 39:7-20 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph; and she said, Lie with me...
Genesis 42:21 And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he sought us...
Psalm 64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
Psalm 118:13 You have thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer...
Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...
Genesis 49:23 Parallel CommentariesArchers Arrows Attacked Bitterly Bitterness Cruelly Dealt Embitter Fiercely Grieved Harassed Hate Hated Hostility Persecute Provoked Shot Sorely Striven Troubled WoundingArchers Arrows Attacked Bitterly Bitterness Cruelly Dealt Embitter Fiercely Grieved Harassed Hate Hated Hostility Persecute Provoked Shot Sorely Striven Troubled WoundingTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Genesis 49:22 "Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall.
Genesis 49:24 But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,