New International Version
About Zebulun he said: "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, and you, Issachar, in your tents.
King James Bible
And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.
Darby Bible Translation
And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; And thou, Issachar, in thy tents!
World English Bible
Of Zebulun he said, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; and Issachar, in your tents.
Young's Literal Translation
And of Zebulun he said: -- Rejoice, O Zebulun, in thy going out, And, O Issachar, in thy tents;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out - That is, Thou shalt be very prosperous in thy coasting voyages; for this tribe's situation was favorable for traffic, having many sea-ports. See Genesis 49:13 (note).
And, Issachar, in thy tents - That is, as Zebulun should be prosperous in his shipping and traffic, so should Issachar be in his tents - his agriculture and pasturage.
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'The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between His shoulders.'--DEUT. xxxiii. 12. Benjamin was his father's favourite child, and the imagery of this promise is throughout drawn from the relations between such a child and its father. So far as the future history of the tribes is shadowed in these 'blessings' of this great ode, the reference of the text may be to the tribe of Benjamin, as specially distinguished by Saul …
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Then Leah said, "God has rewarded me for giving my servant to my husband." So she named him Issachar.
"Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon.
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