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Genesis 49

NRS 1 Then Jacob called his sons, and said: "Gather around, that I may 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. NRS 2 Assemble and hear, O sons of Jacob; listen to Israel your father. NIV 2 "Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel. NRS 3 Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the first fruits of my vigor, excelling in rank and excelling in power. NIV 3 "Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power. NRS 4 Unstable as water, you shall no longer excel because you went up onto your father's bed; then you defiled it—you went up onto my couch! 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. NRS 5 Simeon and Levi are brothers; weapons of violence are their swords. NIV 5 "Simeon and Levi are brothers-- their swords are weapons of violence. NRS 6 May I never come into their council; may I not be joined to their company— for in their anger they killed men, and at their whim they hamstrung oxen. 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. NRS 7 Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce, and their wrath, for it is cruel! I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter 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. NRS 8 Judah, your brothers shall praise you; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons shall bow down before 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. NRS 9 Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He crouches down, he stretches out like a lion, like a lioness—who dares rouse him up? 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? NRS 10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and the obedience of the peoples 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. NRS 11 Binding his foal to the vine and his donkey's colt to the choice vine, he washes his garments in wine and his robe 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. NRS 12 his eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk. NIV 12 His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk. NRS 13 Zebulun shall settle at the shore of the sea; he shall be a haven for ships, and his border shall be at Sidon. NIV 13 "Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon. NRS 14 Issachar is a strong donkey, lying down between the sheepfolds; NIV 14 "Issachar is a rawboned donkey lying down between two saddlebags. NRS 15 he saw that a resting place was good, and that the land was pleasant; so he bowed his shoulder to the burden, and became a slave at 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. NRS 16 Dan shall judge 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. NRS 17 Dan shall be a snake by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horse's heels so that its rider falls 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. NRS 18 I wait for your salvation, O Lord. NIV 18 "I look for your deliverance, O LORD. NRS 19 Gad shall be raided by raiders, but he shall raid at their heels. NIV 19 "Gad will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels. NRS 20 Asher's food shall be rich, and he shall provide royal delicacies. NIV 20 "Asher's food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king. NRS 21 Naphtali is a doe let loose that bears lovely fawns. NIV 21 "Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns. NRS 22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a spring; his branches run over the wall. NIV 22 "Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall. NRS 23 The archers fiercely attacked him; they shot at him and pressed him hard. NIV 23 With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility. NRS 24 Yet his bow remained taut, and his arms were made agile by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, by the name 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, NRS 25 by the God of your father, who will help you, by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the 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. NRS 26 The blessings of your father are stronger than the blessings of the eternal mountains, the bounties of the everlasting hills; may they be on the head of Joseph, on the brow of him who was set apart from 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. NRS 27 Benjamin is a ravenous wolf, in the morning devouring the prey, and at evening dividing the spoil." NIV 27 "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder." NRS 28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them when he blessed them, blessing each one of them with a suitable blessing. 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. NRS 29 Then he charged them, saying to them, "I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my ancestors—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, NRS 30 in the cave in the field at Machpelah, near Mamre, in the land of Canaan, in the field that Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittite as a burial site. 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. NRS 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. NRS 32 the field and the cave that is in it were purchased from the Hittites." NIV 32 The field and the cave in it were bought from the Hittites. " NRS 33 When Jacob ended his charge to his sons, he drew up his feet 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.