Genesis 49:6
New International Version
Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased.

New Living Translation
May I never join in their meetings; may I never be a party to their plans. For in their anger they murdered men, and they crippled oxen just for sport.

English Standard Version
Let my soul come not into their council; O my glory, be not joined to their company. For in their anger they killed men, and in their willfulness they hamstrung oxen.

Berean Study Bible
May I never enter their council; may I never join their assembly. For they kill men in their anger, and hamstring oxen on a whim.

King James Bible
O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

New King James Version
Let not my soul enter their council; Let not my honor be united to their assembly; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will they hamstrung an ox.

New American Standard Bible
“May my soul not enter into their council; May my glory not be united with their assembly; For in their anger they killed men, And in their self-will they lamed oxen.

NASB 1995
"Let my soul not enter into their council; Let not my glory be united with their assembly; Because in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they lamed oxen.

NASB 1977
“Let my soul not enter into their council; Let not my glory be united with their assembly; Because in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they lamed oxen.

Amplified Bible
“O my soul, do not come into their secret council; Let not my glory (honor) be united with their assembly [for I knew nothing of their plot]; Because in their anger they killed men [an honored man, Shechem, and the Shechemites], And in their self-will they lamed oxen.

Christian Standard Bible
May I never enter their council; may I never join their assembly. For in their anger they kill men, and on a whim they hamstring oxen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May I never enter their council; may I never join their assembly. For in their anger they kill men, and on a whim they hamstring oxen.

American Standard Version
O my soul, come not thou into their council; Unto their assembly, my glory, be not thou united; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will they hocked an ox.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Into their secrets my soul has not entered, and I have not come down from my glory into their assembly, because in their rage they murdered men and in their anger they tore down a city wall.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let not my soul come into their counsel, and let not mine inward parts contend in their conspiracy, for in their wrath they slew men, and in their passion they houghed a bull.

Contemporary English Version
I never want to take part in your plans or deeds. You slaughtered people in your anger, and you crippled cattle for no reason.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let not my soul go into their counsel, nor my glory be in their assembly: "be- cause in their fury they slew a man, and in their selfwill they undermined a wall.

English Revised Version
O my soul, come not thou into their council; Unto their assembly, my glory, be not thou united; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their selfwill they houghed an ox.

Good News Translation
I will not join in their secret talks, Nor will I take part in their meetings, For they killed people in anger And they crippled bulls for sport.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not let me attend their secret meetings. Do not let me join their assembly. In their anger they murdered men. At their whim they crippled cattle.

International Standard Version
I'll never join their council; I'll never enter their assembly. In their anger they committed murder and lamed cattle just for fun.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let my soul not come into their council; Unto their assembly let my glory not be not united; For in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they houghed oxen.

Literal Standard Version
Into their secret, do not come, O my soul! Do not be united to their assembly, O my glory; For in their anger they slew a man, "" And in their self-will eradicated a prince.

NET Bible
O my soul, do not come into their council, do not be united to their assembly, my heart, for in their anger they have killed men, and for pleasure they have hamstrung oxen.

New Heart English Bible
May I never enter their council. May my honor never be joined with their assembly. For in their anger they killed men, and for pleasure they hamstrung oxen.

World English Bible
My soul, don't come into their council. My glory, don't be united to their assembly; for in their anger they killed men. In their self-will they hamstrung cattle.

Young's Literal Translation
Into their secret, come not, O my soul! Unto their assembly be not united, O mine honour; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will eradicated a prince.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Blesses His Sons
5Simeon and Levi are brothers; their swords are weapons of violence. 6May I never enter their council; may I never join their assembly. For they kill men in their anger, and hamstring oxen on a whim. 7Cursed be their anger, for it is strong, and their wrath, for it is cruel! I will disperse them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.…

Cross References
Joshua 11:9
Joshua treated them as the LORD had told him; he hamstrung their horses and burned up their chariots.

2 Samuel 8:4
David captured from him a thousand chariots, seven thousand charioteers, and twenty thousand foot soldiers, and he hamstrung all the horses except a hundred he kept for the chariots.

1 Chronicles 18:4
David captured from him a thousand chariots, seven thousand charioteers, and twenty thousand foot soldiers, and he hamstrung all the horses except a hundred he kept for the chariots.

Psalm 64:2
Hide me from the scheming of the wicked, from the mob of workers of iniquity,


Treasury of Scripture

O my soul, come not you into their secret; to their assembly, my honor, be not you united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they dig down a wall.

O my soul.

Judges 5:21
The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.

Psalm 42:5,11
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance…

Psalm 43:5
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

come.

Genesis 34:30
And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

Psalm 5:10
Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

Psalm 26:4,5
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers…

secret.

Deuteronomy 27:24
Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Psalm 26:9
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

Psalm 94:20
Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

honour.

Psalm 16:9
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Psalm 30:12
To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Psalm 57:8
Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

a man.

Genesis 34:25,26
And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males…

digged down a wall.









(6) Their secret.--The word sod used here is literally the little carpet, or cushion, upon which an Oriental sits. Consequently, for two persons to sit upon the same carpet marks a high degree of friendship and familiarity. It would therefore be more exactly translated alliance, or intimacy.

Unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united.--For assembly (Heb. congregation), see Genesis 28:3; Genesis 35:11. It means here their union, or confederacy. In the first clause Jacob bids his soul, his true self, not to enter their alliance; here, after the manner of the parallelism of Hebrew poetry, he intensifies the meaning. For by mine honour, he signifies all that gave him dignity and worth in the sight of God and man. And this nobleness would be degraded and lost by union with men banded together for evil.

In their self-will they digged down a wall--Self-will is worse than anger, and signifies that arrogant temper which leads on to wanton cruelty. The last words mean, they houghed an ox. The Vulgand Syriac took it as our version does, and understood it of making a breach in the walls of Shechem; but they had a different reading, shur, whereas the word in the Hebrew is shor, an ox, and it is so rendered by the LXX. The ox was in old times the symbol of majesty, and thus bulls are put for princes in Psalm 22:12; Psalm 68:30. Thus, then, the meaning is, "In their anger at the wrong done to their sister they slew Hamor, prince of Shechem, with his people; and from wanton cruelty, without any just cause for indignation, they hamstrung the noblest of their brethren, not killing Joseph outright, but disabling him by selling him into slavery, that he might there perish."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
May I
נַפְשִׁ֔י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

never
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

enter
תָּבֹ֣א (tā·ḇō)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

their council;
בְּסֹדָם֙ (bə·sō·ḏām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5475: A session, company of persons, intimacy, consultation, a secret

may I
כְּבֹדִ֑י (kə·ḇō·ḏî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

never
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

join
תֵּחַ֣ד (tê·ḥaḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3161: To be united

their assembly.
בִּקְהָלָ֖ם (biq·hā·lām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they kill
הָ֣רְגוּ (hā·rə·ḡū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2026: To smite with deadly intent

men
אִ֔ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

in their anger,
בְאַפָּם֙ (ḇə·’ap·pām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

and hamstring
עִקְּרוּ־ (‘iq·qə·rū-)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6131: To pluck up, to hamstring, to exterminate

oxen
שֽׁוֹר׃ (šō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7794: A head of cattle (bullock, ox, etcetera)

on a whim.
וּבִרְצֹנָ֖ם (ū·ḇir·ṣō·nām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7522: Goodwill, favor, acceptance, will


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