Genesis 49:8-12 NIV

8 "Judah,a1 your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck2 of your enemies; your father's sons will bow down to you.3

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    • b 49:8 - "Judah" sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for "praise."
      9 You are a lion's4 cub,5 O Judah;6 you return from the prey,7 my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness--who dares to rouse him?

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      10 The scepter will not depart from Judah,8 nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongsb9 and the obedience of the nations is his.10

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        • c 49:10 - Or "until Shiloh comes"; or "until he comes to whom tribute belongs"
          11 He will tether his donkey11 to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch;12 he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes.13

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          12 His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk.c14

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            • d 49:12 - Or "will be dull from wine, / his teeth white from milk"