Genesis 27:40
Good News Translation
You will live by your sword, But be your brother's slave. Yet when you rebel, You will break away from his control."

Contemporary English Version
You will live by the power of your sword and be your brother's slave. But when you decide to be free, you will break loose."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall thy blessing be. Thou shalt live by the sword, and shalt serve thy brother: and the time shall come, when thou shalt shake off and loose his yoke from thy neck.

New American Bible
By your sword you will live, and your brother you will serve; But when you become restless, you will throw off his yoke from your neck.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Shall thy blessing be. Thou shalt live by the sword, and shalt serve thy brother: and the time shall come, when thou shalt shake off and loose his yoke from thy neck.

thy sword.

Genesis 32:6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying: We came to Esau, thy brother, and behold he cometh with speed to meet thee with four hundred men.

Matthew 10:34 Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword.

serve.

Genesis 25:23 And he answering, said: Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be divided out of thy womb, and one people shall overcome the other, and the elder shall serve the younger.

2 Samuel 8:14 And he put guards in Edom, and placed there a garrison: and all Edom was made to serve David: and the Lord preserved David in all enterprises he went about.

1 Kings 11:15-17 For when David was in Edom, and Joab, the general of the army, was gone up to bury them that were slain, and had killed every male in Edom, . . .

2 Kings 14:7,10 He slew of Edom in the valley of the Saltpits, ten thousand men, and took the rock by war, and called the name thereof Jectehel, unto this day. . . .

1 Chronicles 18:11-13 And all the vessels of gold, and silver and brass king David consecrated to the Lord, with the silver and gold which he had taken from all the nations, as well from Edom, and from Moab, and from the sons of Ammon, as from the Philistines, and from Amalec. . . .

2 Chronicles 25:11,12 And Amasias taking courage led forth his people, and went to the vale of saltpits, and slew of the children of Seir ten thousand. . . .

Psalm 60:8 Moab is the pot of my hope. Into Edom will I stretch out my shoe: to me the foreigners are made subject.

Obadiah 1:17 For as you have drunk upon my holy mountain, so all nations shall drink continually: and they shall drink, and sup up, and they shall be as though they were not.

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that thou.

2 Kings 8:20-22 In his days Edom revolted from being under Juda, and made themselves a king. . . .

2 Chronicles 21:8,10 In those days Edom revolted, from being subject to Juda, and made themselves a king. . . .

2 Chronicles 28:17 And the Edomites came and slew many of Juda, and took a great booty.

Context
The Stolen Blessing
39Isaac being moved, said to him: In the fat of the earth, and in the dew of heaven from above, 40Shall thy blessing be. Thou shalt live by the sword, and shalt serve thy brother: and the time shall come, when thou shalt shake off and loose his yoke from thy neck.41Esau therefore always hated Jacob, for the blessing wherewith his father had blessed him; and he said in his heart: The days will come of the mourning for my father, and I will kill my brother Jacob.…
Cross References
Genesis 25:23
And he answering, said: Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be divided out of thy womb, and one people shall overcome the other, and the elder shall serve the younger.

Genesis 27:29
And let peoples serve thee, and tribes worship thee: be thou lord of thy brethren, and let thy mother's children bow down before thee. Cursed be he that curseth thee: and let him that blesseth thee be filled with blessings.

Genesis 33:9
But he said: I have plenty, my brother, keep what is thine for thyself.

2 Kings 8:20
In his days Edom revolted from being under Juda, and made themselves a king.

2 Kings 8:22
So Edom revolted from being under Juda, unto this day. Then Lobna also revolted at the same time.

Additional Translations
You shall live by the sword, and serve your brother. But when you rebel, you will tear his yoke from your neck.”And by your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck.

And by thy sword shalt thou live, and thou shalt serve thy brother. And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt break loose, That thou shalt shake his yoke from off thy neck.

And thou shalt live by thy sword, and shalt serve thy brother; and there shall be a time when thou shalt break and loosen his yoke from off thy neck.

And by thy sword shalt thou live; And thou shalt serve thy brother; And it shall come to pass when thou rovest about, That thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

And by thy sword shalt thou live, and thou shalt serve thy brother; And it shall come to pass when thou shalt break loose, That thou shalt shake his yoke from off thy neck.

And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

By your sword will you live, and you will serve your brother. It will happen, when you will break loose, that you shall shake his yoke from off your neck."

and by thy sword dost thou live, and thy brother dost thou serve; and it hath come to pass when thou rulest, that thou hast broken his yoke from off thy neck.'
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