Genesis 49:22-27 NIV

22 "Joseph1 is a fruitful vine,2 a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches3 climb over a wall.a

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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;4 they shot at him with hostility.5

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      24 But his bow remained steady,6 his strong arms7 stayedb limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob,8 because of the Shepherd,9 the Rock of Israel,10

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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,11 who helps12 you, because of the Almighty,c13 who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below,14 blessings of the breast15 and womb.16

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          26 Your father's blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, thand the bounty of the age-old hills.17 Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,18 on the brow of the prince amonge his brothers.19

          References for Genesis 49:26

            • m 49:26 - Or "of my progenitors, / as great as"
            • n 49:26 - Or "the one separated from"
              27 "Benjamin20 is a ravenous wolf;21 in the morning he devours the prey,22 in the evening he divides the plunder."23

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