KJV LexiconAnd he saw
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.
repose or (adverbially) peacefully; figuratively, consolation (specifically, matrimony); hence (concretely) an abode -- comfortable, ease, quiet, rest(-ing place), still.
good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun
and the land
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
that it was pleasant
to be agreeable -- pass in beauty, be delight, be pleasant, be sweet.
to stretch or spread out; by implication, to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of application (out), stretch (forth, out), take (aside), turn (aside, away), wrest, cause to yield.
the neck (between the shoulders) as the place of burdens; figuratively, the spur of a hill -- back, consent, portion, shoulder.
to carry, or (reflexively) be burdensome; specifically, to be gravid -- bear, be a burden, carry, strong to labour.
and became a servant
to work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.
a burden (as causing to faint), i.e. a tax in the form of forced labor -- discomfited, levy, task(-master), tribute(-tary).
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"When he saw that a resting place was good And that the land was pleasant, He bowed his shoulder to bear burdens, And became a slave at forced labor.
King James Bible
And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
He saw that his resting place was good and that the land was pleasant, so he leaned his shoulder to bear a load and became a forced laborer.
International Standard Version
He observed that his resting place was excellent, and that the land was pleasant; he bent down, picked up his burdens, and became a slave at forced labor."
When he sees a good resting place, and the pleasant land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and become a slave laborer.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he sees that his resting place is good and that the land is pleasant, he will bend his back to the burden and will become a slave laborer.
King James 2000 Bible
And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto forced labor.
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