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Genesis 49 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Gen 49:1

And Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days:

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Gen 49:2

“Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob,
And listen to Israel your father.

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Gen 49:3

“Reuben, you are my firstborn,
My might and the beginning of my strength,
The excellency of dignity and the excellency of power.

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Gen 49:4

Unstable as water, you shall not excel,
Because you went up to your father’s bed;
Then you defiled it
He went up to my couch.

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Gen 49:5

“Simeon and Levi are brothers;
Instruments of cruelty are in their dwelling place.

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Gen 49:6

Let not my soul enter their council;
Let not my honor be united to their assembly;
For in their anger they slew a man,
And in their self-will they hamstrung an ox.

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Gen 49:7

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.

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Gen 49:8

“Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise;
Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;
Your father’s children shall bow down before you.

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Gen 49:9

Judah is a lion’s whelp;
From the prey, my son, you have gone up.
He bows down, he lies down as a lion;
And as a lion, who shall rouse him?

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Gen 49:10

The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
Until Shiloh comes;
And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.

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Gen 49:11

Binding his donkey to the vine,
And his donkey’s colt to the choice vine,
He washed his garments in wine,
And his clothes in the blood of grapes.

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Gen 49:12

His eyes are darker than wine,
And his teeth whiter than milk.

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Gen 49:13

“Zebulun shall dwell by the haven of the sea;
He shall become a haven for ships,
And his border shall adjoin Sidon.

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Gen 49:14

“Issachar is a strong donkey,
Lying down between two burdens;

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Gen 49:15

He saw that rest was good,
And that the land was pleasant;
He bowed his shoulder to bear a burden,
And became a band of slaves.

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Gen 49:16

“Dan shall judge his people
As one of the tribes of Israel.

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Gen 49:17

Dan shall be a serpent by the way,
A viper by the path,
That bites the horse’s heels
So that its rider shall fall backward.

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Gen 49:18

I have waited for your salvation, O LORD!

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Gen 49:19

“Gad, a troop shall tramp upon him,
But he shall triumph at last.

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Gen 49:20

“Bread from Asher shall be rich,
And he shall yield royal dainties.

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Gen 49:21

“Naphtali is a deer let loose;
He uses beautiful words.

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Gen 49:22

“Joseph is a fruitful bough,
A fruitful bough by a well;
His branches run over the wall.

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Gen 49:23

The archers have bitterly grieved him,
Shot at him and hated him.

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Gen 49:24

But his bow remained in strength,
And the arms of his hands were made strong
By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob
(From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),

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Gen 49:25

By the God of your father who will help you,
And 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.

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Gen 49:26

The blessings of your father
Have excelled the blessings of my ancestors,
Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills.
They shall be on the head of Joseph,
And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.

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Gen 49:27

“Benjamin is a ravenous wolf;
In the morning he shall devour the prey,
And at night he shall divide the spoil.”

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Gen 49:28

All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke to them. And he blessed them; he blessed each one according to his own blessing.

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Gen 49:29

Then 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,

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Gen 49:30

“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 of Ephron the Hittite as a possession for a burial place.

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Gen 49:31

“There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife, there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah.

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Gen 49:32

“The field and the cave that is there were purchased from the sons of Heth.”

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Gen 49:33

And when Jacob had finished commanding his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed and breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.
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