New American Standard Bible
"As for Asher, his food shall be rich, And he will yield royal dainties.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Asher shall have a soil abounding in wheat and oil. He occupies the low lands along the coast north of Karmel. Hence, the products of his country are fit to furnish the table of kings. Gad and Asher are placed before Naphtali, the second son of Bilhah. We cannot tell whether they were older, or for what other reason they occupy this place. It may be that Naphtali was of a less decisive or self-reliant character.
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,
Then Leah said, "Happy am I! For women will call me happy." So she named him Asher.
Of Asher he said, "More blessed than sons is Asher; May he be favored by his brothers, And may he dip his foot in oil.
"Your locks will be iron and bronze, And according to your days, so will your leisurely walk be.
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