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Genesis 49 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:1 - Ya`akov 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:2 - Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Ya`akov; Listen to Yisra'el, your father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:3 - "Re'uven, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength; The pre-eminence of dignity, and the pre-eminence of power.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:4 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:5 - "Shim`on and Levi are brothers; Weapons of violence are their swords.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:6 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:7 - Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; And their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Ya`akov, Scatter them in Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:8 - "Yehudah, your brothers will praise you: Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; Your father's sons will bow down before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:9 - Yehudah is a lion's cub. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down, he crouched as a lion, As a lioness. Who will rouse him up?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:10 - The scepter will not depart from Yehudah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until he comes to whom it belongs. To him will the obedience of the peoples be.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:11 - 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:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:12 - His eyes will be red with wine, His teeth white with milk.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:13 - "Zevulun will dwell at the haven of the sea. He will be for a haven of ships. His border will be on Tzidon.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:14 - "Yissakhar is a strong donkey, Lying down between the saddlebags.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:15 - He saw a resting-place, that it was good, The land, that it was pleasant; He bows his shoulder to the burden, And becomes a servant doing forced labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:16 - "Dan will judge his people, As one of the tribes of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:17 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:18 - I have waited for your salvation, LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:19 - "Gad, a troop will press on him; But he will press on their heel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:20 - Out of Asher his bread will be fat, He will yield royal dainties.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:21 - "Naftali is a doe set free, Who bears beautiful fawns.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:22 - "Yosef is a fruitful vine, A fruitful vine by a spring; His branches run over the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:23 - The archers have sorely grieved him, Shot at him, and persecute him:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:24 - But his bow abode in strength, The arms of his hands were made strong, By the hands of the Mighty One of Ya`akov, (From there is the shepherd, the stone of Yisra'el),
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:25 - Even by the God of your father, who will help you, By Shaddai, who will bless you, With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies below, Blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:26 - The blessings of your father Have prevailed above the blessings of the ancient mountains, Above the bounty of the age-old hills. They will be on the head of Yosef, On the crown of the head of him who is separated from his brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:27 - "Binyamin is a ravenous wolf. In the morning he will devour the prey. At evening he will divide the spoil."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:28 - All these are the twelve tribes of Yisra'el, and this is what their father spoke to them and blessed them. He blessed everyone according to his blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:29 - 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 `Efron the Hittite,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:30 - in the cave that is in the field of Makhpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Kana`an, which Avraham bought with the field from `Efron the Hittite as a burial place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:31 - There they buried Avraham and Sarah, his wife. There they buried Yitzchak and Rivka, his wife, and there I buried Le'ah:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:32 - the field and the cave that is therein, which was purchased from the children of Het."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:33 - When Ya`akov 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.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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