Parallel Bible results for Genesis 49

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Genesis 49

NIRV 1 Then Jacob sent for his sons. He said, "Gather around me 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. NIRV 2 "Sons of Jacob, come together and listen. Listen to your father Israel. NIV 2 “Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel. NIRV 3 "Reuben, you are my oldest son. You were my first child. You were the first sign of my strength. You were first in honor. You were first in power. NIV 3 “Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power. NIRV 4 But you are as unsteady as water. So you won't be first anymore. You had sex with your father's concubine in his bed. You lay on his couch and made it 'unclean.' 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. NIRV 5 "Simeon and Levi are brothers. Their swords have killed a lot of people. NIV 5 “Simeon and Levi are brothers— their swords are weapons of violence. NIRV 6 I won't share in their plans. I won't have anything to do with them. They became angry and killed people. They cut the legs of oxen just for the fun of it. 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. NIRV 7 May the LORD put a curse on them because of their terrible anger. I will scatter them in Jacob's land. I will spread them around 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. NIRV 8 "Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your enemies will be brought under your control. 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. NIRV 9 Judah, you are like a lion's cub. You return from hunting, my son. Like a lion, you lie down and sleep. You are like a mother lion. Who dares to wake you up? 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? NIRV 10 The right to rule will not leave Judah. The ruler's rod will not be taken from between his feet. It will be his until the king it belongs to comes. It will be his until the nations 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. NIRV 11 He will tie his donkey to a vine. He will tie his colt to the very best branch. He will wash his clothes in wine. He will wash his robes in the red juice 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. NIRV 12 His eyes will be darker than wine. His teeth will be whiter than milk. NIV 12 His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk. NIRV 13 "Zebulun will live by the seashore. He will become a safe harbor for ships. His border will go out toward Sidon. NIV 13 “Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon. NIRV 14 "Issachar is like a donkey lying down between two saddlebags. NIV 14 “Issachar is a rawboned donkey lying down among the sheep pens. NIRV 15 He sees how good his resting place is. He sees that his land is pleasant. So he'll carry a heavy load on his back. He will obey when he's forced to work. 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. NIRV 16 "Dan will do what is fair for his people. He will do it as one of the tribes of Israel. NIV 16 “Dan will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel. NIRV 17 Dan will be a serpent by the side of the road. He will be a poisonous snake along the path. It bites the horse's heels so that the rider falls off 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. NIRV 18 "Lord, I look to you to save me. NIV 18 “I look for your deliverance, LORD. NIRV 19 "Gad will be attacked by a group of robbers. But he'll attack them as they run away. NIV 19 “Gad will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels. NIRV 20 "Asher's food will be rich and sweet. He will provide food that even a king would enjoy. NIV 20 “Asher’s food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king. NIRV 21 "Naphtali is a female deer that is set free and gives birth to beautiful fawns. NIV 21 “Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns. NIRV 22 "Joseph is a vine that grows a lot of fruit. It grows close by a spring. Its branches climb over a wall. NIV 22 “Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall. NIRV 23 Mean people shot arrows at him. They shot at him because they were angry. NIV 23 With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility. NIRV 24 But his bow remained steady. His strong arms moved freely. The hand of the Mighty One of Jacob was with him. The Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, stood by him. 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, NIRV 25 Your father's God helps you. The Mighty One blesses you. He gives you blessings from the highest heavens. He gives you blessings from the deepest oceans. He blesses you with children and with a mother's milk. 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. NIRV 26 Your father's blessings are great. They are greater than the blessings from the age-old mountains. They are greater than the gifts from the ancient hills. Let all of those blessings rest on the head of Joseph. Let them rest on the head of the one who is 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. NIRV 27 "Benjamin is a hungry wolf. In the morning he eats what he has killed. In the evening he shares what he has stolen." NIV 27 “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder.” NIRV 28 All of those are the 12 tribes of Israel. That's what their father said to them when he blessed them. He gave each one the blessing that was just right for 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. NIRV 29 Then Jacob gave directions to his sons. He said, "I'm about to join the members of my family who have already died. Bury me with them 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, NIRV 30 "The cave is in the field of Machpelah near Mamre in Canaan. Abraham had bought it as a place where he could bury his wife's body. He had bought the cave from Ephron the Hittite, along with the field. 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. NIRV 31 "The bodies of Abraham and his wife Sarah were buried there. So were the bodies of Isaac and his wife Rebekah. I also buried Leah's body there. NIV 31 There Abraham and his wife Sarah were buried, there Isaac and his wife Rebekah were buried, and there I buried Leah. NIRV 32 Abraham bought the field and the cave from the Hittites." NIV 32 The field and the cave in it were bought from the Hittites. ” NIRV 33 When Jacob had finished telling his sons what to do, he pulled his feet up into his bed. Then he took his last breath and joined the members of his family who had already died. 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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