Parallel Bible results for Genesis 49

New International Version

New International Version

Genesis 49

NIV 1 Then Jacob called for his sons and said: "Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come. NIV 1 Then Jacob called for his sons and said: "Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come. NIV 2 "Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel. NIV 2 "Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel. NIV 3 "Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power. NIV 3 "Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power. NIV 4 Turbulent as the waters, you will no longer excel, for you went up onto your father's bed, onto my couch and defiled it. NIV 4 Turbulent as the waters, you will no longer excel, for you went up onto your father's bed, onto my couch and defiled it. NIV 5 "Simeon and Levi are brothers-- their swords are weapons of violence. NIV 5 "Simeon and Levi are brothers-- their swords are weapons of violence. NIV 6 Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased. NIV 6 Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased. NIV 7 Cursed be their anger, so fierce, and their fury, so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel. NIV 7 Cursed be their anger, so fierce, and their fury, so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel. NIV 8 "Judah, your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons will bow down to you. NIV 8 "Judah, your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons will bow down to you. NIV 9 You are a lion's cub, O Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness--who dares to rouse him? NIV 9 You are a lion's cub, O Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness--who dares to rouse him? NIV 10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his. NIV 10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his. NIV 11 He will tether his donkey to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes. NIV 11 He will tether his donkey to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes. NIV 12 His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk. NIV 12 His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk. NIV 13 "Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon. NIV 13 "Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon. NIV 14 "Issachar is a rawboned donkey lying down between two saddlebags. NIV 14 "Issachar is a rawboned donkey lying down between two saddlebags. NIV 15 When he sees how good is his resting place and how pleasant is his land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and submit to forced labor. NIV 15 When he sees how good is his resting place and how pleasant is his land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and submit to forced labor. NIV 16 "Dan will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel. NIV 16 "Dan will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel. NIV 17 Dan will be a serpent by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horse's heels so that its rider tumbles backward. NIV 17 Dan will be a serpent by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horse's heels so that its rider tumbles backward. NIV 18 "I look for your deliverance, O LORD. NIV 18 "I look for your deliverance, O LORD. NIV 19 "Gad will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels. NIV 19 "Gad will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels. NIV 20 "Asher's food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king. NIV 20 "Asher's food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king. NIV 21 "Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns. NIV 21 "Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns. NIV 22 "Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall. NIV 22 "Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall. NIV 23 With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility. NIV 23 With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility. NIV 24 But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, NIV 24 But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, NIV 25 because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breast and womb. NIV 25 because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breast and womb. NIV 26 Your father's blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, than the bounty of the age-old hills. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince among his brothers. NIV 26 Your father's blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, than the bounty of the age-old hills. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince among his brothers. NIV 27 "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder." NIV 27 "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder." NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 29 Then he gave them these instructions: "I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite, NIV 29 Then he gave them these instructions: "I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite, NIV 30 the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre in Canaan, which Abraham bought as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite, along with the field. NIV 30 the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre in Canaan, which Abraham bought as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite, along with the field. NIV 31 There Abraham and his wife Sarah were buried, there Isaac and his wife Rebekah were buried, and there I buried Leah. NIV 31 There Abraham and his wife Sarah were buried, there Isaac and his wife Rebekah were buried, and there I buried Leah. NIV 32 The field and the cave in it were bought from the Hittites. " NIV 32 The field and the cave in it were bought from the Hittites. " NIV 33 When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed, breathed his last and was gathered to his people. NIV 33 When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed, breathed his last and was gathered to his people.