Genesis 49:13
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.

Berean Study Bible
Zebulun shall dwell by the seashore and become a harbor for ships; his border shall extend to 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.

New King James Version
“Zebulun shall dwell by the haven of the sea; He shall become a haven for ships, And his border shall adjoin Sidon.

New American Standard Bible
“Zebulun will reside at the seashore; And he shall be a harbor for ships, And his flank shall be toward Sidon.

NASB 1995
"Zebulun will dwell at the seashore; And he shall be a haven for ships, And his flank shall be toward Sidon.

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

Amplified Bible
“Zebulun shall dwell at the seashore; And he shall be a haven (landing place) for ships, And his flank shall be toward Sidon.

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

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.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Zabulon shall dwell on the coast, and he shall be by a haven of ships, and shall extend to Sidon.

Contemporary English Version
Zebulun, you will settle along the seashore and provide safe harbors as far north as Sidon.

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

Good News Translation
"Zebulun will live beside the sea. His shore will be a haven for ships. His territory will reach as far as 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.

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

Literal Standard Version
Zebulun dwells at a haven of the seas, "" And he [is] for a haven of ships; And his side [is] to Sidon.

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

New Heart English Bible
"Zebulun will dwell at the seashore, and he will be a harbor for ships, and his border will be at Sidon.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Jacob Blesses His Sons
12His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth are whiter than milk. 13Zebulun shall dwell by the seashore and become a harbor for ships; his border shall extend to Sidon. 14Issachar is a strong donkey, lying down between the sheepfolds.…

Cross References
Genesis 49:12
His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth are whiter than milk.

Deuteronomy 33:18
Concerning Zebulun he said: "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your journeys, and Issachar, in your tents.

Deuteronomy 33:19
They will call the peoples to a mountain; there they will offer sacrifices of righteousness. For they will feast on 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.

Genesis 30:20
And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun.

Deuteronomy 33:18,19
And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents…

Joshua 19:10-16
And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according to their families: and the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid: …









(13) Zebulun . . . --"Sea" is plural in the Heb., and is rightly so rendered in the Syriac. The territory of the tribe lay upon the inland sea of Gennesaret, but did not extend to the shore of the Mediterranean. We do not know of any literal fulfilment of the prediction, but Moses also speaks of Zebulun and Issachar as tribes that would "suck of the abundance of the seas." It is very possible that, living in the neighbourhood of the Ph?nicians, they took part in maritime pursuits; and thus the general meaning of the blessing may be that Zebulun would be a tribe, not of agriculturists, but of traders. It is also remarkable that Tyre, which was much nearer the tribe of Zebulun, and was the leading city in David's time, is not mentioned, but only the more ancient town of Sidon.

Verse 13. - Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; - not παρ ὅρμον πλοίων (LXX.), in statione navium (Vulgate), but to, or at, or beside, the. shore (from the idea of being washed by the waters of the ocean) of the waters, i.e. of the Galilean and Mediterranean seas - and he shall be for an haven of ships; - literally, and he to, at, or on, a shore of ships, i.e. a shore where ships are unloaded (so. shall dwell), the words being a repetition of the previous thought, with only the expansion, suggested by the term ships, that Zebulun's calling should be in the direction of commerce; - and his border shall be unto Zidon - literally, and his side, or hinder part (sc. shall be, or extend), towards, rather than unto, - usque ad (Vulgate), ἕως (LXX.), - Zidon, since the territory subsequently allotted to Zebulun neither actually touched the Mediterranean, nor reached to Zidon - a circumstance that may be noted as an indirect hint that this prophecy was not spoken, or even first written, after the occupation of the land.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Zebulun
זְבוּלֻ֕ן (zə·ḇū·lun)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2074: Zebulun -- a son of Jacob, also his descendants and their territory

shall dwell
יִשְׁכֹּ֑ן (yiš·kōn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

by the seashore
לְח֥וֹף (lə·ḥō·wp̄)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2348: Shore, coast

and become a harbor
לְח֣וֹף (lə·ḥō·wp̄)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2348: Shore, coast

for ships;
אֳנִיּ֔וֹת (’o·nî·yō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 591: A ship

his border
וְיַרְכָת֖וֹ (wə·yar·ḵā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3411: Flank, side, extreme parts, recesses

shall extend
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

to Sidon.
צִידֹֽן׃ (ṣî·ḏōn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6721: Sidon -- a Phoenician city on the Mediterranean coast, also a son of Canaan


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