Genesis 49:14 Commentary - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and GraphicsIssachar. Original Orth = he bringeth reward; referring to birth, Gen 30:18 (compare Psa 24:5. Ecc 5:18. Est 2:9, &c.) But here = a hireling. The prophecy is: "The hireling is the ass (or saddle-bearer) of strangers, Couching down among the folds; When he saw rest that it was good, And the land that it was pleasant:" &c. He preferred to pay tribute to the Canaanites rather than engage in the struggle to expel them.
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