16 “Dana will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel.

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    • Ķ 49:16 - "Dan" here means "he provides justice."
      17 Dan will be a snake by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider tumbles backward.

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      18 “I look for your deliverance, LORD.

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      19 “Gadb will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels.

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        • ķ 49:19 - "Gad" sounds like the Hebrew for "attack" and also for "band of raiders."
          20 “Asher’s food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king.

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          21 “Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns.c

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            • ĸ 49:21 - Or "free;" / "he utters beautiful words"
              22 “Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall.d

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                • Ĺ 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; they shot at him with hostility.

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                  24 But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayede limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,

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                    • ĺ 49:24 - Or "archers will attack … will shoot … will remain … will stay"
                      25 because of your father’s God, who helps you, because of the Almighty,f who blesses you with blessings of the skies above, blessings of the deep springs below, blessings of the breast and womb.

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                      26 Your father’s blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, thang the bounty of the age-old hills. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince amongh his brothers.

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                        • ļ 49:26 - Or "of my progenitors," / "as great as"
                        • Ľ 49:26 - Or "of the one separated from"
                          27 “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder.”

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                          28 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.

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