Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search NIV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search NIV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on TwitterConnect on FacebookConnect on InstagramConnect on PinterestConnect on Google Plus

Receive our Blue Letter Bible Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Genesis 49 :: New International Version (NIV)

toggle collapse

Tools specific to Gen 49:1

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:1

Then Jacob called for his sons and said: “Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come.

Tools specific to Gen 49:2

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:2

“Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel.

Tools specific to Gen 49:3

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:3

“Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power.

Tools specific to Gen 49:4

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:4

Turbulent as the waters, you will no longer excel, for you went up onto your father’s bed, onto my couch and defiled it.

Tools specific to Gen 49:5

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:5

“Simeon and Levi are brothers— their swords[fn] are weapons of violence.

Tools specific to Gen 49:6

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:6

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.

Tools specific to Gen 49:7

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:7

Cursed be their anger, so fierce, and their fury, so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel.

Tools specific to Gen 49:8

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:8

“Judah,[fn] your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s sons will bow down to you.

Tools specific to Gen 49:9

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:9

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?

Tools specific to Gen 49:10

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:10

The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,[fn] until he to whom it belongs[fn] shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his.

Tools specific to Gen 49:11

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:11

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.

Tools specific to Gen 49:12

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:12

His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk.[fn]

Tools specific to Gen 49:13

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:13

“Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon.

Tools specific to Gen 49:14

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:14

“Issachar is a rawboned[fn] donkey lying down among the sheep pens.[fn]

Tools specific to Gen 49:15

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:15

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.

Tools specific to Gen 49:16

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:16

“Dan[fn] will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel.

Tools specific to Gen 49:17

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:17

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.

Tools specific to Gen 49:18

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:18

“I look for your deliverance, LORD.

Tools specific to Gen 49:19

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:19

“Gad[fn] will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels.

Tools specific to Gen 49:20

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:20

“Asher’s food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king.

Tools specific to Gen 49:21

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:21

“Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns.[fn]

Tools specific to Gen 49:22

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:22

“Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall.[fn]

Tools specific to Gen 49:23

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:23

With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility.

Tools specific to Gen 49:24

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:24

But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed[fn] limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,

Tools specific to Gen 49:25

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:25

because of your father’s God, who helps you, because of the Almighty,[fn] who blesses you with blessings of the skies above, blessings of the deep springs below, blessings of the breast and womb.

Tools specific to Gen 49:26

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:26

Your father’s blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, than[fn] the bounty of the age-old hills. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince among[fn] his brothers.

Tools specific to Gen 49:27

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:27

“Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder.”

Tools specific to Gen 49:28

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:28

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.

Tools specific to Gen 49:29

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:29

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,

Tools specific to Gen 49:30

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:30

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.

Tools specific to Gen 49:31

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:31

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

Tools specific to Gen 49:32

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:32

The field and the cave in it were bought from the Hittites.[fn]

Tools specific to Gen 49:33

Unchecked Copy Box Gen 49:33

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.
decorationPrevious BookPrevious ChapterGo to Top of PageNext ChapterNext Bookdecoration
NIV Footnotes
The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
Judah sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for praise.
Or from his descendants
Or to whom tribute belongs; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
Or will be dull from wine, / his teeth white from milk
Or strong
Or the campfires; or the saddlebags
Dan here means he provides justice.
Gad sounds like the Hebrew for attack and also for band of raiders.
Or free; / he utters beautiful words
Or Joseph is a wild colt, / a wild colt near a spring, / a wild donkey on a terraced hill
Or archers will attack ... will shoot ... will remain ... will stay
Hebrew Shaddai
Or of my progenitors, / as great as
Or of the one separated from
Or the descendants of Heth

NIV

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV®
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®
Used by Permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide.


See detailed copyright information.

 
 
Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search NIV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the NIV
Version Selector Up Arrow
KJV King James Version
NKJV New King James Version
NLT New Living Translation
NIV New International Version
ESV English Standard Version
HCSB Holman Christian Standard Bible
NASB New American Standard Bible
NET New English Translation
RSV Revised Standard Version
ASV American Standard Version
YLT Young's Literal Translation
DBY Darby Translation
WEB Webster's Bible
HNV Hebrew Names Version
RVR60 Reina-Valera 1960
VUL Latin Vulgate
WLC Westminster Leningrad Codex
LXX Septuagint
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes Around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Select All Verses
Clear All Verses

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

Enter Your
Email or Username

Password

 [?]

 

Did you forget your password?


Register a new BLB account

Why won't my login from the old site work?

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

Enter Your EmailUsername

First Name

PasswordRe-enter

[ Cancel ]

 

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or Username

 

Return to Login

Close Login
 

Search

Bible Search

Multiverse Retrieval

LexiConc Search

FAQ Search

Browse Dictionary Topics

Bible Reference

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries

Introductions to the Bible

Topical Indexes

Charts and Outlines

Timelines

Maps / Images

Bible Commentaries

Text Commentaries

Audio & Video Commentaries

Theological Resources

Articles / Books

Women's Resources

Don Stewart

BLB Theological

Creeds, Catechisms, and Confessions

Multimedia

Video

Music

Products

Digital Books

Mobile Apps for iPhone / iPad

Mobile blb.org

BLB Offline CDs

Free Web Tools

Devotionals

Email Devotional Sign-Up

BLB Daily Promises

Day by Day by Grace

Morning and Evening

Daily Bible Reading Plan

Help

Video Tutorials

Support

Theological Questions

Website Support

iApp Support

General Questions

Ministries

Sowing Circle

Co-Laboring Ministries

About

About the BLB

Statement of Faith

History

Newsletter

Partnerships

Ministry FAQs

Donate

Donation Information

Contact the BLB

Hotjar - Unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites


BLB Institute

BLB Blog

Email Newsletters

Facebook

Twitter


Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

©2017 Blue Letter Bible