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Genesis 49:22–26

22  “Joseph is ba fruitful bough,

a fruitful bough by a spring;

his branches run over the wall.5

23  The archers cbitterly attacked him,

shot at him, and harassed him severely,

24  yet dhis bow remained unmoved;

his arms6 were made agile

by the hands of the eMighty One of Jacob

(from there is fthe Shepherd,7 gthe Stone of Israel),

25  hby the God of your father who will help you,

by ithe Almighty8 jwho will bless you

with blessings of heaven above,

blessings of the deep that crouches beneath,

blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

26  The blessings of your father

are mighty beyond the blessings of my parents,

up to the bounties kof the everlasting hills.9

May they be lon the head of Joseph,

and on the brow of him who was set apart from his brothers.

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Genesis 49:22–26 — The New International Version (NIV)

22 “Joseph is a fruitful vine,

a fruitful vine near a spring,

whose branches climb over a wall.

23 With bitterness archers attacked him;

they shot at him with hostility.

24 But his bow remained steady,

his strong arms stayed limber,

because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob,

because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,

25 because of your father’s God, who helps you,

because of the Almighty, who blesses you

with blessings of the skies above,

blessings of the deep springs below,

blessings of the breast and womb.

26 Your father’s blessings are greater

than the blessings of the ancient mountains,

than the bounty of the age-old hills.

Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,

on the brow of the prince among his brothers.

Genesis 49:22–26 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough,

Even a fruitful bough by a well;

Whose branches run over the wall:

23 The archers have sorely grieved him,

And shot at him, and hated him:

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:)

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:

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.

Genesis 49:22–26 — New Living Translation (NLT)

22 “Joseph is the foal of a wild donkey,

the foal of a wild donkey at a spring—

one of the wild donkeys on the ridge.

23 Archers attacked him savagely;

they shot at him and harassed him.

24 But his bow remained taut,

and his arms were strengthened

by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob,

by the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel.

25 May the God of your father help you;

May the Almighty bless you

with the blessings of the heavens above,

and blessings of the watery depths below,

and blessings of the breasts and womb.

26 May my fatherly blessings on you

surpass the blessings of my ancestors,

reaching to the heights of the eternal hills.

May these blessings rest on the head of Joseph,

who is a prince among his brothers.

Genesis 49:22–26 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

22 “Joseph is a fruitful bough,

A fruitful bough by a well;

His branches run over the wall.

23 The archers have bitterly grieved him,

Shot at him and hated him.

24 But his bow remained in strength,

And the arms of his hands were made strong

By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob

(From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),

25 By the God of your father who will help you,

And by the Almighty who will bless you

With blessings of heaven above,

Blessings of the deep that lies beneath,

Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

26 The blessings of your father

Have excelled the blessings of my ancestors,

Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills.

They shall be on the head of Joseph,

And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.

Genesis 49:22–26 — New Century Version (NCV)

22 “Joseph is like a grapevine that produces much fruit,

a healthy vine watered by a spring,

whose branches grow over the wall.

23 Archers attack him violently

and shoot at him angrily,

24 but he aims his bow well.

His arms are made strong.

He gets his power from the Mighty God of Jacob

and his strength from the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel.

25 Your father’s God helps you.

God Almighty blesses you.

He blesses you with rain from above,

with water from springs below,

with many babies born to your wives,

and many young ones born to your animals.

26 The blessings of your father are greater

than the blessings of the oldest mountains,

greater than the good things of the long-lasting hills.

May these blessings rest on the head of Joseph,

on the forehead of the one who was separated from his brothers.

Genesis 49:22–26 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough,

A fruitful bough by a fountain;

His branches run over the wall.

23 The archers have sorely grieved him,

And shot at him, and persecuted him:

24 But his bow abode in strength,

And the arms of his hands were made strong,

By the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob

(From thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel),

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 coucheth beneath,

Blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.

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.

Genesis 49:22–26 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough; A fruitful bough by a well; His branches shoot over the wall. 23 The archers have provoked him, And shot at, and hated him; 24 But his bow abideth firm, And the arms of his hands are supple By the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob. From thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel: 25 From the •God of thy father, and he will help thee; And from the Almighty, and he will bless thee—With blessings of heaven from above, With blessings of the deep that lieth under, With blessings of the breast and of the womb. 26 The blessings of thy father surpass the blessings of my ancestors, Unto the bounds of the everlasting hills: They shall be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.

Genesis 49:22–26 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

22 Joseph is a fruitful tree,

a fruitful tree by a spring,

with branches climbing over a wall.

23 Archers provoked him,

shot at him,

and attacked him.

24 But his bow stayed steady, and his arms remained limber

because of the help of the Mighty One of Jacob,

because of the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,

25 because of the God of your father who helps you,

because of the Almighty who gives you

blessings from the heavens above,

blessings from the deep springs below the ground,

blessings from breasts and womb.

26 The blessings of your father are greater than

the blessings of the oldest mountains

and the riches of the ancient hills.

May these blessings rest on the head of Joseph,

on the crown of the prince among his brothers.

Genesis 49:22–26 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

22 Joseph is a fruitful vine,

a fruitful vine beside a spring;

its branches climb over the wall.

23 The archers attacked him,

shot at him, and were hostile toward him.

24 Yet his bow remained steady,

and his strong arms were made agile

by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob,

by the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,

25 by the God of your father who helps you,

and by the Almighty who blesses you

with blessings of the heavens above,

blessings of the deep that lies below,

and blessings of the breasts and the womb.

26 The blessings of your father excel

the blessings of my ancestors

and the bounty of the eternal hills.

May they rest on the head of Joseph,

on the crown of the prince of his brothers.

Genesis 49:22–26 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough,

a fruitful bough by a spring;

his branches run over the wall.

23 The archers fiercely attacked him;

they shot at him and pressed him hard.

24 Yet his bow remained taut,

and his arms were made agile

by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob,

by the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,

25 by the God of your father, who will help you,

by the Almighty who will bless you

with blessings of heaven above,

blessings of the deep that lies beneath,

blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

26 The blessings of your father

are stronger than the blessings of the eternal mountains,

the bounties of the everlasting hills;

may they be on the head of Joseph,

on the brow of him who was set apart from his brothers.

Genesis 49:22–26 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

22 Joseph is the bough of a fruitful vine,

a fruitful bough by a spring.

His branches climb over the wall.

23 The archers fiercely attacked him.

They shot arrows at him and were hostile to him.

24 But his bow remained in a steady position;

his arms were made agile

by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob.

From there is the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel.

25 Because of the God of your father he will help you

and by Shaddai he will bless you

with the blessings of heaven above,

blessings of the deep that crouches beneath,

blessings of the breasts and the womb.

26 The blessings of your father

are superior to the blessings of my ancestors,

to the bounty of the everlasting hills.

May they be on the head of Joseph,

and on the forehead of the prince of his brothers.

Genesis 49:22–26 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

22 “Joseph is a vine that grows a lot of fruit.

It grows close by a spring.

Its branches climb over a wall.

23 Mean people shot arrows at him.

They shot at him because they were angry.

24 But his bow remained steady.

His strong arms moved freely.

The hand of the Mighty One of Jacob was with him.

The Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, stood by him.

25 Your father’s God helps you.

The Mighty One blesses you.

He gives you blessings from the highest heavens.

He gives you blessings from the deepest oceans.

He blesses you with children and with a mother’s milk.

26 Your father’s blessings are great.

They are greater than the blessings from the age-old mountains.

They are greater than the gifts from the ancient hills.

Let all of those blessings rest on the head of Joseph.

Let them rest on the head of the one who is prince among his brothers.

Genesis 49:22–26 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough,

A fruitful bough by a spring;

Its branches run over a wall.

23 “The archers bitterly attacked him,

And shot at him and harassed him;

24 But his bow remained firm,

And his arms were agile,

From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob

(From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),

25 From the God of your father who helps you,

And by the Almighty who blesses you

With blessings of heaven above,

Blessings of the deep that lies beneath,

Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

26 “The blessings of your father

Have surpassed the blessings of my ancestors

Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills;

May they be on the head of Joseph,

And on the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers.