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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Jacob calls his sons to bless them.
3Their blessing in particular.
29He charges them about his burial.
33He dies.
 
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Chapter 49

Verse 1
And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.


Gather
Deuteronomy 31:12,28,29; 33:1-29; Psalms 25:14; 105:15; Isaiah 22:14; 53:1; Daniel 2:47; Daniel 10:1; Amos 3:7; Luke 2:26; Romans 1:17,18; Hebrews 10:24,25; 13:1; Revelation 4:1
last days
Numbers 24:14; Deuteronomy 4:30; 31:29; Isaiah 2:2; 39:6; Jeremiah 23:20; Daniel 2:28,29; Daniel 10:14; Micah 4:1; Acts 2:17; 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 3:1; Hebrews 1:2

Verse 2
Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
hearken
Psalms 34:11; Proverbs 1:8,9; 4:1-4; 5:1; 6:20; 7:1,24; 8:32; 23:22,26

Verse 3
Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
my firstborn
29:32; 46:8; 48:18; Numbers 1:20; 26:5; 1 Chronicles 2:1; 5:1,3
my might
Deuteronomy 21:17; Psalms 78:51; 105:36

Verse 4
Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
Unstable
James 1:6-8; 2 Peter 2:14; 3:16
thou shalt not excel
Heb. do not thou excel.
46:8; Numbers 32:1-42; Deuteronomy 33:6
because
35:22; Deuteronomy 5:21; 27:20; 1 Chronicles 5:1; 1 Corinthians 5:1
he went up to my couch
or, my couch is gone.

Verse 5
Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
Simeon
29:33,34; 34:25-31; 46:10,11; Proverbs 18:9
instruments, etc
or, their swords are weapons of violence.
34:25-29,31

Verse 6
O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
O my soul
Judges 5:21; Psalms 42:5,11; 43:5; 103:1; Jeremiah 4:19; Luke 12:19
come
34:30; Psalms 5:10; 26:4,5; 28:3; 94:20,21; 139:19; Proverbs 1:11,15,16; 12:5
secret
Deuteronomy 27:24; Psalms 26:9; 64:2; Jeremiah 15:17
unto their
Psalms 1:1; 26:9; 94:20; 2 Corinthians 6:14
honour
Psalms 16:9; 30:12; 57:8
a man
34:25,26,30
digged down a wall
or, houghed oxen.

Verse 7
Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Cursed
2 Samuel 13:15,22-28; Proverbs 26:24,25; 27:3
I will divide
Joshua 19:1-9; 21:1-45; 1 Chronicles 4:24-31,39,40; 6:65

Verse 8
Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
shall praise
29:35; 44:18-34; 46:12; Deuteronomy 33:7; 1 Chronicles 5:2; Psalms 76:1; Hebrews 7:14
thy hand
Numbers 1:27; 10:14; 26:22; Judges 1:1,2; 20:18; 2 Samuel 24:9; 1 Kings 4:1-34; 1 Chronicles 12:1-40; 2 Chronicles 11:12-17; 14:8; 15:9; 17:2,14-16; 30:11; Psalms 18:40-43; 78:68-71; Isaiah 9:7; Philemon 2:10,11; Hebrews 7:14; 10:13; Revelation 5:5; 11:15
the neck
Joshua 10:24; 2 Samuel 22:41; Ezekiel 21:29
thy father's
27:29; 37:7-10; 42:6; 2 Samuel 5:3

Verse 9
Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
a lion's
Hosea 5:4,14; 1 Corinthians 15:24; Revelation 5:5
he stooped
Numbers 23:24; 24:9

Verse 10
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
sceptre
Numbers 24:17; Psalms 60:7; Jeremiah 30:21; Hosea 11:12; Ezekiel 19:11,14; Zechariah 10:11
lawgiver
Numbers 21:18; Psalms 60:7; 108:8; Isaiah 33:22
between
Deuteronomy 28:57
until
Isaiah 9:6; 11:1-5; 62:11; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Ezekiel 21:27; Daniel 9:25; Matthew 1:21; Matthew 17:5; 21:9; Luke 1:32,33; John 9:7; 18:31; 19:12,15
the gathering
Psalms 72:8-11; Isaiah 2:2; 11:10,12,13; 42:1,3,4; 49:6,7,22,23; 55:4,5; Isaiah 60:1,3-5; Ezekiel 21:27; Haggai 2:7; Zechariah 2:11; 8:20-23; Matthew 25:32; Luke 1:32,33; 2:30-32; John 12:32; Romans 15:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Hebrews 7:14; Revelation 11:15

Verse 11
Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
his foal
Isaiah 63:1-3
he washed
1 Kings 4:20,25; 2 Kings 18:32; Joel 3:18; Micah 4:4; Revelation 7:14; 19:18

Verse 12
His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
Proverbs 23:29

Verse 13
Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.
30:20; Deuteronomy 33:18,19; Joshua 19:10-16

Verse 14
Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
30:18; Deuteronomy 33:18; Joshua 19:17-23; Judges 5:15; 10:1; 1 Chronicles 12:32

Verse 15
And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
rest
Joshua 14:15; Judges 3:11; 2 Samuel 7:1
bowed
Psalms 81:6; Ezekiel 29:18; Matthew 23:4

Verse 16
Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
30:6; Numbers 10:25; Deuteronomy 33:22; Judges 13:2,24,25; 15:20; 18:1,2

Verse 17
Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
shall be
Judges 14:1-15; 16:22-30; 18:22-31; 1 Chronicles 12:35
an adder
Heb. an arrow-snake.

Verse 18
I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.
Psalms 14:7; 25:6; 40:1; 62:1,5; 85:7; 119:41,166,174; 123:2; 130:5; Isaiah 8:17; 25:9; 36:8; 30:18; 33:2; Lamentations 3:25; Micah 7:7; Matthew 1:21; Mark 15:43; Luke 1:30; 2:25,30; 23:51; Romans 8:19,25; Galatians 5:5; 1 Thessalonians 1:10

Verse 19
Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.
30:11; 46:16; Numbers 32:1-42; Deuteronomy 33:20,21; Joshua 13:8; Judges 10:1-11; 1 Chronicles 3:18-22; 5:11-22,26

Verse 20
Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
30:13; 46:17; Deuteronomy 33:24,25; Joshua 19:24-31

Verse 21
Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.
30:8; 46:24; Deuteronomy 33:23; Joshua 19:32-39; Judges 4:6,10; 5:18; Psalms 18:33,34; Matthew 4:15,16
Nepthalim

Verse 22
Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
a fruitful
30:22-24; 41:52; 46:27; 48:1,5,16,19,20; Numbers 32:1-42; Deuteronomy 33:17; Joshua 16:1-10; 17:14-17; Psalms 1:1-3; 128:1,3; Ezekiel 19:11
branches
Heb. daughters.

Verse 23
The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
37:4,18,24,28; 39:7-20; 42:21; Psalms 64:3; 118:13; John 16:33; Acts 14:22

Verse 24
But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
his bow
Nehemiah 6:9; Psalms 27:14; 28:8; 89:1; Colossians 1:11; 2 Timothy 4:17
were made
Job 29:20; Psalms 18:32-35; 37:14,15; 44:7; Zechariah 10:12; Romans 14:4
the mighty
35:10,11; Exodus 3:6; Psalms 18:1,30,32,34; 132:2,5; Isaiah 29:24; 60:16
the shepherd
45:5,7,11; 47:12; 50:21; Numbers 27:16-18; Deuteronomy 34:9; Joshua 1:1-9; 24:1-33; Psalms 80:1
the stone
Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalms 118:22; Isaiah 28:16; Zechariah 3:9; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:4-8

Verse 25
Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
the God
28:13,21; 35:3; 43:23; Deuteronomy 8:17; 28:12; 33:1,13-17
the Almighty
17:1; 35:11
with blessings
Deuteronomy 28:2-12; 33:13; Psalms 84:11; 85:12; Matthew 6:33; 1 Corinthians 3:21,22; Ephesians 1:3; Philippians 4:19; 1 Timothy 4:8

Verse 26
The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
have prevailed
27:27-29,39,40; 28:3,4; Ephesians 1:3
everlasting hills
Deuteronomy 33:15; Psalms 89:36; Isaiah 54:10; Ezekiel 37:25,26; Jonah 2:6; Habakkuk 3:6
they shall
Deuteronomy 33:16; Psalms 132:18
was separate
37:28; Numbers 6:2; Psalms 105:17-22; Isaiah 66:5; Acts 7:9

Verse 27
Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
ravin
35:18; 46:21; Deuteronomy 33:12
a wolf
Numbers 23:24; Judges 3:15-29; 20:21,25; 1 Samuel 11:4-11; 14:1-15; 17:1-58; Acts 8:3; 9:1; Philippians 3:5
at night
Jeremiah 5:6; Ezekiel 22:25,27; Hosea 13:7,8; Zephaniah 3:3; Matthew 7:15; 10:16; Acts 20:29

Verse 28
All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.
the twelve
Numbers 23:24; Esther 8:7,9,11; 9:1-10; Ezekiel 39:8-10; Zechariah 14:1-7
every one
35:22; Exodus 28:21; 1 Kings 18:31; Acts 26:7; James 1:1; Revelation 7:4

Verse 29
And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
gathered
Romans 12:6-21
bury me
15:15; 25:8-17; 35:29; Hebrews 12:23
in the cave
47:30; 2 Samuel 19:37
Ephron
50:13

Verse 30
In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace.
Abraham bought
23:8

Verse 31
There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
23:3,16-20; 25:9; 35:29; 47:30; 50:13; Acts 7:16

Verse 32
The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from the children of Heth.
23:17-20

Verse 33
And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
had made
1,24-26; Joshua 24:27-29; Hebrews 11:22
and yielded
29; 15:5; 25:8,17; 35:29; Job 5:26; 14:10; 30:23; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Isaiah 57:1,2; Luke 2:29; Hebrews 11:13-16; 12:23


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