"Joseph is like a wild donkey by a spring, A wild colt on a hillside.
His enemies attack him fiercely And pursue him with their bows and arrows.
But his bow remains steady, And his arms are made strong By the power of the Mighty God of Jacob, By the Shepherd, the Protector of Israel.
It is your father's God who helps you, The Almighty God who blesses you With blessings of rain from above And of deep waters from beneath the ground, Blessings of many cattle and children,
Blessings of grain and flowers, Blessings of ancient mountains, Delightful things from everlasting hills. May these blessings rest on the head of Joseph, On the brow of the one set apart from his brothers.
"Benjamin is like a vicious wolf. Morning and evening he kills and devours."
These are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said as he spoke a suitable word of farewell to each son.
Then Jacob commanded his sons, "Now that I am going to join my people in death, bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
at Machpelah east of Mamre in the land of Canaan. Abraham bought this cave and field from Ephron for a burial ground. 1
That is where they buried Abraham and his wife Sarah; that is where they buried Isaac and his wife Rebecca; and that is where I buried Leah. 2
The field and the cave in it were bought from the Hittites. Bury me there."