Genesis 49:14
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English Standard Version
“Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching between the sheepfolds.

King James Bible
Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

American Standard Version
Issachar is a strong ass, Couching down between the sheepfolds:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Issachar shall be a strong ass lying down between the borders.

English Revised Version
Issachar is a strong ass, Couching down between the sheepfolds:

Webster's Bible Translation
Issachar is a strong ass, couching down between two burdens:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Judah, the fourth son, was the first to receive a rich and unmixed blessing, the blessing of inalienable supremacy and power. "Judah thou, thee will thy brethren praise! thy hand in the neck of thy foes! to thee will thy father's sons bow down!" אתּה, thou, is placed first as an absolute noun, like אני in Genesis 17:4; Genesis 24:27; יודוּך is a play upon יהוּדה like אודה in Genesis 29:35. Judah, according to Genesis 29:35, signifies: he for whom Jehovah is praised, not merely the praised one. "This nomen, the patriarch seized as an omen, and expounded it as a presage of the future history of Judah." Judah should be in truth all that his name implied (cf. Genesis 27:36). Judah had already shown to a certain extent a strong and noble character, when he proposed to sell Joseph rather than shed his blood (Genesis 37:26.); but still more in the manner in which he offered himself to his father as a pledge for Benjamin, and pleaded with Joseph on his behalf (Genesis 43:9-10; Genesis 44:16.); and it was apparent even in his conduct towards Thamar. In this manliness and strength there slumbered the germs of the future development of strength in his tribe. Judah would put his enemies to flight, grasp them by the neck, and subdue them (Job 16:12, cf. Exodus 23:27; Psalm 18:41). Therefore his brethren would do homage to him: not merely the sons of his mother, who are mentioned in other places (Genesis 27:29; Judges 8:19), i.e., the tribes descended from Leah, but the sons of his father-all the tribes of Israel therefore; and this was really the case under David (2 Samuel 5:1-2, cf. 1 Samuel 18:6-7, and 1 Samuel 18:16). This princely power Judah acquired through his lion-like nature.

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Genesis 30:18 And Leah said, God has 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 your going out; and, Issachar, in your tents.

Joshua 19:17-23 And the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar according to their families...

Judges 5:15 And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foot into the valley...

Judges 10:1 And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar...

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...

Cross References
Genesis 49:15
He saw that a resting place was good, and that the land was pleasant, so he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant at forced labor.

Numbers 32:16
Then they came near to him and said, "We will build sheepfolds here for our livestock, and cities for our little ones,

Judges 5:16
Why did you sit still among the sheepfolds, to hear the whistling for the flocks? Among the clans of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.

Psalm 68:13
though you men lie among the sheepfolds-- the wings of a dove covered with silver, its pinions with shimmering gold.

Psalm 78:70
He chose David his servant and took him from the sheepfolds;

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