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listen to Israel, your father.
my might and the beginning of my strength,
outstanding in dignity, outstanding in power.
for you got on your father’s bed,5
then you defiled it—he got on my couch!6
weapons of violence are their knives!7
do not be united to their assembly, my heart,8
for in their anger they have killed men,
and for pleasure they have hamstrung oxen.
and their fury, for it was cruel.
I will divide them in Jacob,
and scatter them in Israel!9
49:8 Judah,10 your brothers will praise you.
Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies,
your father’s sons will bow down before you.
from the prey, my son, you have gone up.
He crouches and lies down like a lion;
like a lioness—who will rouse him?
nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,11
until he comes to whom it belongs;12
the nations will obey him.13
and his colt to the choicest vine,
he will wash14 his garments in wine,
his robes in the blood of grapes.
and his teeth white from milk.15
49:13 Zebulun will live16 by the haven of the sea
and become a haven for ships;
his border will extend to Sidon.17
lying down between two saddlebags.
49:15 When he sees18 a good resting place,
and the pleasant land,
he will bend his shoulder to the burden
and become a slave laborer.19
as one of the tribes of Israel.
a viper by the path,
that bites the heels of the horse
so that its rider falls backward.22
49:18 I wait for your deliverance, O Lord.23
but he will attack them at their heels.24
and he will provide delicacies27 to royalty.
49:21 Naphtali is a free running doe,28
he speaks delightful words.29
49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough,30
a fruitful bough near a spring
whose branches31 climb over the wall.
49:23 The archers will attack him,32
they will shoot at him and oppose him.
and his hands33 will be skillful;
because of the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob,
who will help you,36
because of the sovereign God,37
who will bless you38
with blessings from the sky above,
blessings from the deep that lies below,
and blessings of the breasts and womb.39
or the desirable things of the age-old hills.
They will be on the head of Joseph
and on the brow of the prince of his brothers.42
in the morning devouring the prey,
and in the evening dividing the plunder.”
49:29 Then he instructed them,45 “I am about to go46 to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite. 49:30 It is the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought for a burial plot from Ephron the Hittite. 49:31 There they buried Abraham and his wife Sarah; there they buried Isaac and his wife Rebekah; and there I buried Leah. 49:32 The field and the cave in it were acquired from the sons of Heth.”47
49:33 When Jacob finished giving these instructions to his sons, he pulled his feet up onto the bed, breathed his last breath, and went48 to his people.
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