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Genesis 49

CEB 1 Jacob summoned his sons and said, "Gather around so that I can tell you what will happen to you in the coming days. 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. CEB 2 Assemble yourselves and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to Israel your father. NIV 2 “Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel. CEB 3 Reuben, you are my oldest son, my strength and my first contender, superior in status and superior in might. NIV 3 “Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power. CEB 4 As wild as the waters, you won't endure, for you went up to your father's bed, you went up and violated 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. CEB 5 Simeon and Levi are brothers, weapons of violence their stock in trade. NIV 5 “Simeon and Levi are brothers— their swords are weapons of violence. CEB 6 May I myself never enter their council. May my honor never be linked to their group; for when they were angry, they killed men, and whenever they wished, they maimed 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. CEB 7 Cursed be their anger; it is violent, their rage; it is relentless. I'll divide them up within Jacob and disperse them within 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. CEB 8 Judah, you are the one your brothers will honor; 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. CEB 9 Judah is a lion's cub; from the prey, my son, you rise up. He lies down and crouches like a lion; like a lioness—who dares disturb him? NIV 9 You are a lion’s cub, Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness—who dares to rouse him? CEB 10 The scepter won't depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from among his banners. Gifts will be brought to him; people will obey him. NIV 10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his. CEB 11 He ties his male donkey to the vine, the colt of his female donkey to the vine's branches. He washes his clothes in wine, his garments 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. CEB 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. CEB 13 Zebulun will live at the seashore; he'll live at the harbor of ships, his border will be at Sidon. NIV 13 “Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon. CEB 14 Issachar is a sturdy donkey, bedding down beside the village hearths. NIV 14 “Issachar is a rawboned donkey lying down among the sheep pens. CEB 15 He saw that a resting place was good and that the land was pleasant. He lowered his shoulder to haul loads and joined the work gangs. 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. CEB 16 Dan will settle disputes for his people, as one of Israel's tribes. NIV 16 “Dan will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel. CEB 17 Dan will be a snake on the road, a serpent on the path, biting a horse's heels, so its rider falls backward. NIV 17 Dan will be a snake by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider tumbles backward. CEB 18 I long for your victory, LORD. NIV 18 “I look for your deliverance, LORD. CEB 19 Gad will be attacked by attackers, but he'll attack their back. NIV 19 “Gad will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels. CEB 20 Asher grows fine foods, and he will supply the king's delicacies. NIV 20 “Asher’s food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king. CEB 21 Naphtali is a wild doe that gives birth to beautiful fawns. NIV 21 “Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns. CEB 22 Joseph is a young bull, a young bull by a spring, who strides with oxen. NIV 22 “Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall. CEB 23 They attacked him fiercely and fired arrows; the archers attacked him furiously. NIV 23 With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility. CEB 24 But his bow stayed strong, and his forearms were nimble, by the hands of the strong 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, CEB 25 by God, your father, who supports you, by the Almighty who blesses you with blessings from the skies above and blessings from the deep sea below, blessings from breasts and womb. NIV 25 because of your father’s God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the skies above, blessings of the deep springs below, blessings of the breast and womb. CEB 26 The blessings of your father exceed the blessings of the eternal mountains, the wealth of the everlasting hills. May they all rest on Joseph's head, on the forehead of the one 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. CEB 27 Benjamin is a wolf who hunts: 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.” CEB 28 These are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them. He blessed them by giving each man his own particular 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. CEB 29 Jacob ordered them, "I am soon to join my people. Bury me with my ancestors in the cave that's 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, CEB 30 in the cave that's in the field of Machpelah near Mamre in the land of Canaan that Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittite as a burial property. NIV 30 the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre in Canaan, which Abraham bought along with the field as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite. CEB 31 That is where Abraham and his wife Sarah are buried, and where Isaac and his wife Rebekah are buried, and where 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. CEB 32 It is the field and the cave in it that belonged to the Hittites." NIV 32 The field and the cave in it were bought from the Hittites. ” CEB 33 After he finished giving orders to his sons, he put his feet up on the bed, took his last breath, and joined 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.

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