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Genesis 49:20

    Genesis 49:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Out of the Asher his bread shall be fat, And he shall yield royal dainties.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Asher's bread is fat; he gives delicate food for kings.

    Webster's Revision

    Out of the Asher his bread shall be fat, And he shall yield royal dainties.

    World English Bible

    "Asher's food will be rich. He will yield royal dainties.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, And he shall yield royal dainties.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 49:20

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 49:20

    49:20 Concerning Asher, he foretells, That it should be a rich tribe, replenished not only with bread for necessity, but with fatness, with dainties, royal dainties, and these exported out of Asher, to other tribes, perhaps to other lands. The God of nature has provided for us not only necessaries but dainties, that we might call him a bountiful benefactor; yet, whereas all places are competently furnished with necessaries, only some places afford dainties. Corn is more common than spices. Were the supports of luxury as universal as the supports of life, the world would be worse than it is, and that needs not.