Genesis 49:13-23 NIV

13 "Zebulun1 will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon.2

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14 "Issachar3 is a rawboneda donkey lying down between two saddlebags.b4

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      15 When he sees how good is his resting place and how pleasant is his land,5 he will bend his shoulder to the burden6 and submit to forced labor.7

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      16 "Danc8 will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel.9

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        • g 49:16 - "Dan" here means "he provides justice."
          17 Dan10 will be a serpent by the roadside, a viper along the path,11 that bites the horse's heels12 so that its rider tumbles backward.

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          18 "I look for your deliverance,13 O LORD.14

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          19 "Gadd15 will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels.16

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            • h 49:19 - "Gad" can mean "attack" and "band of raiders."
              20 "Asher's17 food will be rich;18 he will provide delicacies fit for a king.19

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              21 "Naphtali20 is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns.e21

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                • i 49:21 - Or "free; / he utters beautiful words"
                  22 "Joseph22 is a fruitful vine,23 a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches24 climb over a wall.f

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                    • j 49:22 - Or "Joseph is a wild colt, / a wild colt near a spring, / a wild donkey on a terraced hill"
                      23 With bitterness archers attacked him;25 they shot at him with hostility.26

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