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 Genesis 49:1 - 28
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 49
49:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Jacob called for his sons and said: "Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come.
 
49:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel.
 
49:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power.
 
49:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Turbulent as the waters, you will no longer excel, for you went up onto your father's bed, onto my couch and defiled it.
 
49:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Simeon and Levi are brothers - their swords F232 are weapons of violence.
 
49:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased.
 
49:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Cursed be their anger, so fierce, and their fury, so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel.
 
49:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Judah, F233 your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons will bow down to you.
 
49:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You are a lion's cub, O Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness - who dares to rouse him?
 
49:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs F234 and the obedience of the nations is his.
 
49:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He will tether his donkey to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes.
 
49:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk. F235
 
49:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon.
 
49:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Issachar is a rawboned F236 donkey lying down between two saddlebags. F237
 
49:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When he sees how good is his resting place and how pleasant is his land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and submit to forced labor.
 
49:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Dan F238 will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel.
 
49:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Dan will be a serpent by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horse's heels so that its rider tumbles backward.
 
49:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"I look for your deliverance, O LORD.
 
49:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Gad F239 will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels.
 
49:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Asher's food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king.
 
49:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns. F240
 
49:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall. F241
 
49:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility.
 
49:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed F242 limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,
 
49:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, F243 who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breast and womb.
 
49:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Your father's blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, than F244 the bounty of the age-old hills. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince among F245 his brothers.
 
49:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder."
 
49:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them when he blessed them, giving each the blessing appropriate to him.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F232 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
F233 Judah sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for praise.
F234 Or until Shiloh comes; or until he comes to whom tribute belongs
F235 Or will be dull from wine, his teeth white from milk
F236 Or strong
F237 Or campfires
F238 Dan here means he provides justice.
F239 Gad can mean attack and band of raiders.
F240 Or free; he utters beautiful words
F241 Or Joseph is a wild colt, a wild colt near a spring, a wild donkey on a terraced hill
F242 [23,24] Or archers will attack... will shoot... will remain... will stay
F243 Hebrew Shaddai
F244 Or of my progenitors, as great as
F245 Or the one separated from

 
 

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