Genesis 27:40
Modern Translations
New International Version
You will live by the sword and you will serve your brother. But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck."

New Living Translation
You will live by your sword, and you will serve your brother. But when you decide to break free, you will shake his yoke from your neck.”

English Standard Version
By your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother; but when you grow restless you shall break his yoke from your neck.”

Berean Study Bible
You shall live by the sword and serve your brother. But when you rebel, you will tear his yoke from your neck.”

New American Standard Bible
“And by your sword you shall live, And you shall serve your brother; But it shall come about when you become restless, That you will break his yoke from your neck.”

NASB 1995
"By your sword you shall live, And your brother you shall serve; But it shall come about when you become restless, That you will break his yoke from your neck."

NASB 1977
“And by your sword you shall live, And your brother you shall serve; But it shall come about when you become restless, That you shall break his yoke from your neck.”

Amplified Bible
But you shall live by your sword, And serve your brother; However it shall come to pass when you break loose [from your anger and hatred], That you will tear his yoke off your neck [and you will be free of him].”

Christian Standard Bible
You will live by your sword, and you will serve your brother. But when you rebel, you will break his yoke from your neck.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will live by your sword, and you will serve your brother. But when you rebel, you will break his yoke from your neck.

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."

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."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will use your sword to live, and you will serve your brother. But eventually you will gain your freedom and break his yoke off your neck."

International Standard Version
By your sword you'll live; but you'll serve your brother. But when you've become restless, you'll break off his yoke from your neck."

NET Bible
You will live by your sword but you will serve your brother. When you grow restless, you will tear off his yoke from your neck."
Classic Translations
King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
By your sword you shall live, And you shall serve your brother; And it shall come to pass, when you become restless, That you shall break his yoke from your neck.”

King James 2000 Bible
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.

New Heart English Bible
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."

World English Bible
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."

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

A Faithful Version
And you shall live by your sword and shall serve your brother. But it shall come to pass that when you shall have the dominion, you shall break his yoke from off your neck."

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And by thy sword shalt thou liue, and shalt be thy brothers seruant. But it shall come to passe, when thou shalt get the masterie, that thou shalt breake his yoke from thy necke.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And through thy sworde shalt thou liue, and shalt be thy brothers seruaunt: and it shal come to passe, that thou shalt get the maisterie, & thou shalt loose his yoke from of thy necke.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
with thy swerde shalt thou get thy lyuynge, and shalt serue thy brother. And it shall come to passe, yt thou shalt put of his yock, and plucke it from thy neck.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
And wyth thy swerde shalt thou lyue and shalt be thy brothers seruaunte But the tyme will come when thou shalt gett the mastrye and lowse his yocke from of thy necke.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and by your sword you live, and your brother serves you; and it has come to pass, when you rule, that you have broken his yoke from off your neck.”

Young's Literal Translation
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.'

Smith's Literal Translation
And by thy sword shalt thou live and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall be when thou shalt wander about and thou shalt break his yoke from thy neck.

Catholic Translations
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.

Catholic Public Domain Version
will your blessing be. You will live by the sword, and you will serve your brother. But the time will arrive when you will shake off and release his yoke from your neck.”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And you shall live by your sword and you shall serve your brother, and if you are converted, his yoke will pass from your neck.”

Lamsa Bible
And by your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother; but if you shall repent, his yoke shall pass away from off your neck.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
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.








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