New American Standard Bible
"Issachar is a strong donkey, Lying down between the sheepfolds.
King James Bible
Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
Darby Bible Translation
Issachar is a bony ass, Crouching down between two hurdles.
World English Bible
"Issachar is a strong donkey, lying down between the saddlebags.
Young's Literal Translation
Issacher is a strong ass, Crouching between the two folds;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
"An ass of bone," and therefore, of strength. "Couching between the hurdles" - the pens or stalls in which the cattle were lodged. Rest in a pleasant land he felt to be good; and hence, rather than undertake the struggle for liberty and independence, he became like the strong ass a bearer of burdens, and a payer of tribute. He is thus a hireling by disposition as well as by name Genesis 30:18.
Now, my brethren, if it be so in earthly things, it is so also in spiritual. Instability in religion is a thing which every man despises, although every man has, to a degree, the evil in himself, but stability in the firm profession and practice of godliness, will always win respect, even from the worldly, and certainly will not be forgotten by him whose smile is honor and whose praise is glory, even the great Lord and Master, before whom we stand or fall. I have many characters here to-day whom …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Bunsen's Biblical Researches.
A Preliminary Discourse to Catechising
Fifthly, as this Revelation, to the Judgment of Right and Sober Reason,
"When he saw that a resting place was good And that the land was pleasant, He bowed his shoulder to bear burdens, And became a slave at forced labor.
Then they came near to him and said, "We will build here sheepfolds for our livestock and cities for our little ones;
"Why did you sit among the sheepfolds, To hear the piping for the flocks? Among the divisions of Reuben There were great searchings of heart.
When you lie down among the sheepfolds, You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And its pinions with glistening gold.
He also chose David His servant And took him from the sheepfolds;
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