New Living Translation
"Asher will dine on rich foods and produce food fit for kings.
King James Bible
Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
Darby Bible Translation
Out of Asher, his bread shall be fat, And he will give royal dainties.
World English Bible
"Asher's food will be rich. He will yield royal dainties.
Young's Literal Translation
Out of Asher his bread is fat; And he giveth dainties of a king.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
49:20 Concerning Asher, he foretells, That it should be a rich tribe, replenished not only with bread for necessity, but with fatness, with dainties, royal dainties, and these exported out of Asher, to other tribes, perhaps to other lands. The God of nature has provided for us not only necessaries but dainties, that we might call him a bountiful benefactor; yet, whereas all places are competently furnished with necessaries, only some places afford dainties. Corn is more common than spices. Were the supports of luxury as universal as the supports of life, the world would be worse than it is, and that needs not.
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