Genesis 49:21-31 NIV

21 "Naphtali1 is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns.a2

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    • i 49:21 - Or "free; / he utters beautiful words"
      22 "Joseph3 is a fruitful vine,4 a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches5 climb over a wall.b

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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;6 they shot at him with hostility.7

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          24 But his bow remained steady,8 his strong arms9 stayedc limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob,10 because of the Shepherd,11 the Rock of Israel,12

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            • k 49:24 - ,24 Or "archers will attack . . . will shoot . . . will remain . . . will stay"
              25 because of your father's God,13 who helps14 you, because of the Almighty,d15 who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below,16 blessings of the breast17 and womb.18

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              26 Your father's blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, thane the bounty of the age-old hills.19 Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,20 on the brow of the prince amongf his brothers.21

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                • m 49:26 - Or "of my progenitors, / as great as"
                • n 49:26 - Or "the one separated from"
                  27 "Benjamin22 is a ravenous wolf;23 in the morning he devours the prey,24 in the evening he divides the plunder."25

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                  28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel,26 and this is what their father said to them when he blessed them, giving each the blessing27 appropriate to him.

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                      The Death of Jacob

                      29 Then he gave them these instructions:28 "I am about to be gathered to my people.29 Bury me with my fathers30 in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite,31

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                      30 the cave in the field of Machpelah,32 near Mamre33 in Canaan, which Abraham bought as a burial place34 from Ephron the Hittite, along with the field.35

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                      31 There Abraham36 and his wife Sarah37 were buried, there Isaac and his wife Rebekah38 were buried, and there I buried Leah.39

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