Deuteronomy 33:18
New International Version
About Zebulun he said: "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, and you, Issachar, in your tents.

New Living Translation
Moses said this about the tribes of Zebulun and Issachar: “May the people of Zebulun prosper in their travels. May the people of Issachar prosper at home in their tents.

English Standard Version
And of Zebulun he said, “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, and Issachar, in your tents.

Berean Study Bible
Concerning Zebulun he said: “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your journeys, and Issachar, in your tents.

King James Bible
And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.

New King James Version
And of Zebulun he said: “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, And Issachar in your tents!

New American Standard Bible
Of Zebulun he said, “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, And, Issachar, in your tents.

NASB 1995
Of Zebulun he said, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going forth, And, Issachar, in your tents.

NASB 1977
And of Zebulun he said, “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going forth, And, Issachar, in your tents.

Amplified Bible
Of Zebulun he said, “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your interests abroad, And, Issachar, in your tents [at home].

Christian Standard Bible
He said about Zebulun: Rejoice, Zebulun, in your journeys, and Issachar, in your tents.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said about Zebulun: Rejoice, Zebulun, in your journeys, and Issachar, in your tents.

American Standard Version
And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; And, Issachar, in thy tents.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And to Zebulon he said: “Rejoice, Zebulon, in your going out, and Issakar in your tents.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And to Zabulon he said, Rejoice, Zabulon, in thy going out, and Issachar in his tents.

Contemporary English Version
Be happy, Zebulun, as your boats set sail; be happy, Issachar, in your tents.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to Zabulon he said: Rejoice, O Zabulon, in thy going out; and Issachar in thy tabernacles.

English Revised Version
And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; And, Issachar, in thy tents.

Good News Translation
About the tribes of Zebulun and Issachar he said: "May Zebulun be prosperous in their trade on the sea, And may Issachar's wealth increase at home.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
About the tribe of [Zebulun]he said, "People of Zebulun, enjoy yourselves when you go to war, and you people of [Issachar], enjoy yourselves when you stay at home.

International Standard Version
About Zebulun he said: "Zebulun, rejoice as you go out and Issachar, in being inside your tents.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And of Zebulun he said: Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out, And, Issachar, in thy tents.

Literal Standard Version
And of Zebulun he said: Rejoice, O Zebulun, in your going out, "" And, O Issachar, in your tents;

NET Bible
Of Zebulun he said: Rejoice, Zebulun, when you go outside, and Issachar, when you are in your tents.

New Heart English Bible
Of Zebulun he said, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; and Issachar, in your 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Moses Blesses the Twelve Tribes
17His majesty is like a firstborn bull, and his horns are like those of a wild ox. With them he will gore the nations, even to the ends of the earth. Such are the myriads of Ephraim, and such are the thousands of Manasseh.” 18Concerning Zebulun he said: “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your journeys, and Issachar, in your tents. 19They 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.”…

Cross References
Genesis 30:18
Then Leah said, "God has rewarded me for giving my maidservant to my husband." So she named him Issachar.

Genesis 49:13
Zebulun shall dwell by the seashore and become a harbor for ships; his border shall extend to Sidon.


Treasury of Scripture

And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; and, Issachar, in your tents.

Genesis 49:13-15
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…

Joshua 19:11
And their border went up toward the sea, and Maralah, and reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that is before Jokneam;

Judges 5:14
Out of Ephraim was there a root of them against Amalek; after thee, Benjamin, among thy people; out of Machir came down governors, and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer.









(18) Zebulun . . . and Issachar were united with Judah, in the leading division of Israel in the wilderness. The warlike character of the first of these two, and the more peaceful wisdom of the second, are illustrated by Judges 5:18 and 1Chronicles 12:32-33. (Comp Jacob's blessing of Issachar in Genesis 49:14-15.)

Verses 18, 19. - Zebulun and Issachar, the two last sons of Leah, are taken together by Moses; and Zebulun, though the younger son, is placed first, in accordance with Genesis 49:13. Success in enterprise, and felicity at home, are assured to both. "Although 'going out' (enterprise, labor) is attributed to Zebulun, and 'remaining in tents' (the comfortable enjoyment of life) to Issachar, in accordance with the delineation of their respective characters in the blessing of Jacob, this is to be attributed to the poetic parallelism of the clauses, and the whole is to be understood as applying to both in the sense suggested by Graf, 'Rejoice, Zebulun and Issachar, in your labor and your rest'" (Keil). They shall call the people unto the mountain; rather, they shall call nations to the mountain, i.e. the mountain of the Lord's inheritance (Exodus 15:17), the place of his sanctuary. Sacrifices of righteousness; i.e. sacrifices offered according to God's Law, and in a manner and a spirit well pleasing to him (Psalm 4:6; 51:21). They shall suck of the abundance of the seas, etc. The treasures of both sea and land should be theirs. The Targumist Jonathan Ben Uzziel explains this as referring especially to the obtaining of the rich purple dye from the shell of the oyster (murex Syrius), and the producing of mirrors and glass vases from the sand. The existence of vitreous sand on the coast of Zebulun is attested both by Strabo (lib. 16. p. 757) and Pliny ('Nat. Hist.,' lib. 36. c. 286).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Concerning Zebulun
וְלִזְבוּלֻ֣ן (wə·liz·ḇū·lun)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2074: Zebulun -- a son of Jacob, also his descendants and their territory

he said:
אָמַ֔ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Rejoice,
שְׂמַ֥ח (śə·maḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

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

in your journeys,
בְּצֵאתֶ֑ךָ (bə·ṣê·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

and Issachar,
וְיִשָּׂשכָ֖ר (wə·yiś·śā·š·ḵār)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3485: Issachar -- perhaps 'there is recompense', a son of Jacob and Leah, also a son of Obed-edom

in your tents.
בְּאֹהָלֶֽיךָ׃ (bə·’ō·hā·le·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 168: A tent


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