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Genesis 49:12-14 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

13 ¶ Zebulun shall dwell by the seaside, and he shall be an haven for ships: and his border shall be unto Sidon.

14 ¶ Issachar shall be [a][b]a strong ass, couching down between two burdens:


  1. Genesis 49:14 Hebrew, an ass of great bones.
  2. Genesis 49:14 His force shall be great, but he shall want courage to resist his enemies.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Genesis 49:12-14 New International Version (NIV)

12 His eyes will be darker than wine,
    his teeth whiter than milk.[a]

13 “Zebulun will live by the seashore
    and become a haven for ships;
    his border will extend toward Sidon.

14 “Issachar is a rawboned[b] donkey
    lying down among the sheep pens.[c]


  1. Genesis 49:12 Or will be dull from wine, / his teeth white from milk
  2. Genesis 49:14 Or strong
  3. Genesis 49:14 Or the campfires; or the saddlebags
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