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Genesis 49

WEB 1 Jacob called to his sons, and said: "Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which will happen to you in the 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. WEB 2 Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob; Listen to Israel, your father. NIV 2 "Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel. WEB 3 "Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength; The pre-eminence of dignity, and the pre-eminence of power. NIV 3 "Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power. WEB 4 Boiling over as water, you shall not have the pre-eminence; Because you went up to your father's bed; Then defiled it. He went up to 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. WEB 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. WEB 6 My soul, don't come into their council; My glory, don't be united to their assembly; For in their anger they killed a man, In their self-will they hamstrung an ox. 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. WEB 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; Their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, 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. WEB 8 "Judah, your brothers will praise you: Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; Your father's sons will 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. WEB 9 Judah is a lion's whelp. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down, he couched as a lion, As a lioness. Who will 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? WEB 10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes. To him will the obedience of the peoples be. 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. WEB 11 Binding his foal to the vine, His donkey's colt to the choice vine; He has washed 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. WEB 12 His eyes will be red with wine, His teeth white with milk. NIV 12 His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk. WEB 13 "Zebulun will dwell at the haven of the sea. He will be for a haven of ships. His border will be on Sidon. NIV 13 "Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon. WEB 14 "Issachar is a strong donkey, Couching down between the sheepfolds. NIV 14 "Issachar is a rawboned donkey lying down between two saddlebags. WEB 15 He saw a resting-place, that it was good, The land, that it was pleasant; He bowed his shoulder to bear, And became a servant doing 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. WEB 16 "Dan will 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. WEB 17 Dan will be a serpent in the way, An adder in the path, That bites the horse's heels, So that his 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. WEB 18 I have waited for your salvation, Yahweh. NIV 18 "I look for your deliverance, O LORD. WEB 19 "Gad, a troop will press on him; But he will press on their heel. NIV 19 "Gad will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels. WEB 20 Out of Asher his bread will be fat, He will yield royal dainties. NIV 20 "Asher's food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king. WEB 21 "Naphtali is a doe set free, Who bears beautiful fawns. NIV 21 "Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns. WEB 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. WEB 23 The archers have sorely grieved him, Shot at him, and persecute him: NIV 23 With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility. WEB 24 But his bow abode in strength, The arms of his hands were made strong, By the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, (From there is the shepherd, the stone 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, WEB 25 Even 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 couches 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. WEB 26 The blessings of your father Have prevailed above the blessings of the ancient mountains, Than the bounty of the age-old hills. They will be on the head of Joseph, On the crown of the head of him who is separated 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. WEB 27 "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf. In the morning she will devour the prey. At evening he will divide the spoil." NIV 27 "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder." WEB 28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke to them and blessed them. He blessed everyone according to his 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. WEB 29 He charged them, and said to them, "I am to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave that is 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, WEB 30 in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying-place. 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. WEB 31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah, his wife. There they buried Isaac and Rebekah, his wife, 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. WEB 32 the field and the cave that is therein, which was purchased from the children of Heth." NIV 32 The field and the cave in it were bought from the Hittites. " WEB 33 When Jacob made an end of charging his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the spirit, 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.