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Genesis 49 (WEBP)

[1] Jacob 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.
[2] Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob. Listen to Israel, your father.
[3] “Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, excelling in dignity, and excelling in power.
[4] Boiling over like water, you shall not excel, because you went up to your father’s bed, then defiled it. He went up to my couch.
[5] “Simeon and Levi are brothers. Their swords are weapons of violence.
[6] My soul, don’t come into their council. My glory, don’t be united to their assembly; for in their anger they killed men. In their self-will they hamstrung cattle.
[7] Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
[8] “Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies. Your father’s sons will bow down before you.
[9] Judah 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?
[10] The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs. The obedience of the peoples will be to him.
[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.
[12] His eyes will be red with wine, his teeth white with milk.
[13] “Zebulun will dwell at the haven of the sea. He will be for a haven of ships. His border will be on Sidon.
[14] “Issachar is a strong donkey, lying down between the saddlebags.
[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.
[16] “Dan will judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
[17] Dan will be a serpent on the trail, an adder in the path, that bites the horse’s heels, so that his rider falls backward.
[18] I have waited for your salvation, Yahweh.
[19] “A troop will press on Gad, but he will press on their heel.
[20] “Asher’s food will be rich. He will produce royal dainties.
[21] “Naphtali is a doe set free, who bears beautiful fawns.
[22] “Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a spring. His branches run over the wall.
[23] The archers have severely grieved him, shot at him, and persecuted him:
[24] But his bow remained strong. The arms of his hands were made strong, by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, (from there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel),
[25] even by the God of your father, who will help you, by the Almighty, who will bless you, with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.
[26] The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my ancestors, above the boundaries of the ancient hills. They will be on the head of Joseph, on the crown of the head of him who is separated from his brothers.
[27] “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf. In the morning he will devour the prey. At evening he will divide the plunder.”
[28] All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke to them, and blessed them. He blessed everyone according to his own blessing.
[29] He instructed 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,
[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 from Ephron the Hittite as a burial place.
[31] There they buried Abraham and Sarah, his wife. There they buried Isaac and Rebekah, his wife, and there I buried Leah:
[32] the field and the cave that is therein, which was purchased from the children of Heth.”
[33] When Jacob finished charging his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, breathed his last breath, and was gathered to his people.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Genesis 49 (KJVS)

[1] And Jacob H3290 called H7121 (8799) unto his sons H1121, and said H559 (8799), Gather yourselves together H622 (8734), that I may tell H5046 (8686) you [that] which shall befall H7122 (8799) you in the last H319 days H3117.
[2] Gather yourselves together H6908 (8734), and hear H8085 (8798), ye sons H1121 of Jacob H3290; and hearken H8085 (8798) unto Israel H3478 your father H1.
[3] Reuben H7205, thou [art] my firstborn H1060, my might H3581, and the beginning H7225 of my strength H202, the excellency H3499 of dignity H7613, and the excellency H3499 of power H5794:
[4] Unstable H6349 as water H4325, thou shalt not excel H3498 (8686); because thou wentest up H5927 (8804) to thy father’s H1 bed H4904; then defiledst thou H2490 (8765) [it]: he went up H5927 (8804) to my couch H3326.
[5] Simeon H8095 and Levi H3878 [are] brethren H251; instruments H3627 of cruelty H2555 [are in] their habitations H4380.
[6] O my soul H5315, come H935 (8799) not thou into their secret H5475; unto their assembly H6951, mine honour H3519, be not thou united H3161 (8799): for in their anger H639 they slew H2026 (8804) a man H376, and in their selfwill H7522 they digged down H6131 (8765) a wall H7794.
[7] Cursed H779 (8803) [be] their anger H639, for [it was] fierce H5794; and their wrath H5678, for it was cruel H7185 (8804): I will divide H2505 (8762) them in Jacob H3290, and scatter H6327 (8686) them in Israel H3478.
[8] Judah H3063, thou [art he] whom thy brethren H251 shall praise H3034 (8686): thy hand H3027 [shall be] in the neck H6203 of thine enemies H341 (8802); thy father’s H1 children H1121 shall bow down H7812 (8691) before thee.
[9] Judah H3063 [is] a lion’s H738 whelp H1482: from the prey H2964, my son H1121, thou art gone up H5927 (8804): he stooped down H3766 (8804), he couched H7257 (8804) as a lion H738, and as an old lion H3833; who shall rouse him up H6965 (8686)?
[10] The sceptre H7626 shall not depart H5493 (8799) from Judah H3063, nor a lawgiver H2710 (8781) from between his feet H7272, until H3588 Shiloh H7886 come H935 (8799); and unto him [shall] the gathering H3349 of the people H5971 [be].
[11] Binding H631 (8802) his foal H5895 unto the vine H1612, and his ass’s H860 colt H1121 unto the choice vine H8321; he washed H3526 (8765) his garments H3830 in wine H3196, and his clothes H5497 in the blood H1818 of grapes H6025:
[12] His eyes H5869 [shall be] red H2447 with wine H3196, and his teeth H8127 white H3836 with milk H2461.
[13] Zebulun H2074 shall dwell H7931 (8799) at the haven H2348 of the sea H3220; and he [shall be] for an haven H2348 of ships H591; and his border H3411 [shall be] unto Zidon H6721.
[14] Issachar H3485 [is] a strong H1634 ass H2543 couching down H7257 (8802) between two burdens H4942:
[15] And he saw H7200 (8799) that rest H4496 [was] good H2896, and the land H776 that [it was] pleasant H5276 (8804); and bowed H5186 (8799) his shoulder H7926 to bear H5445 (8800), and became a servant H5647 (8802) unto tribute H4522.
[16] Dan H1835 shall judge H1777 (8799) his people H5971, as one H259 of the tribes H7626 of Israel H3478.
[17] Dan H1835 shall be a serpent H5175 by the way H1870, an adder H8207 in the path H734, that biteth H5391 (8802) the horse H5483 heels H6119, so that his rider H7392 (8802) shall fall H5307 (8799) backward H268.
[18] I have waited for H6960 (8765) thy salvation H3444, O LORD H3068.
[19] Gad H1410, a troop H1416 shall overcome H1464 (8799) him: but he shall overcome H1464 (8799) at the last H6119.
[20] Out of Asher H836 his bread H3899 [shall be] fat H8082, and he shall yield H5414 (8799) royal H4428 dainties H4574.
[21] Naphtali H5321 [is] a hind H355 let loose H7971 (8803): he giveth H5414 (8802) goodly H8233 words H561.
[22] Joseph H3130 [is] a fruitful H6509 (8802) bough H1121, [even] a fruitful H6509 (8802) bough H1121 by a well H5869; [whose] branches H1323 run H6805 (8804) over the wall H7791:
[23] The archers H1167 H2671 have sorely grieved him H4843 (8762), and shot H7232 (8804) [at him], and hated him H7852 (8799):
[24] But his bow H7198 abode H3427 (8799) in strength H386, and the arms H2220 of his hands H3027 were made strong H6339 (8799) by the hands H3027 of the mighty H46 [God] of Jacob H3290; (from thence [is] the shepherd H7462 (8802), the stone H68 of Israel H3478:)
[25] [Even] by the God H410 of thy father H1, who shall help H5826 (8799) thee; and by H854 the Almighty H7706, who shall bless H1288 (8762) thee with blessings H1293 of heaven H8064 above H5920, blessings H1293 of the deep H8415 that lieth H7257 (8802) under, blessings H1293 of the breasts H7699, and of the womb H7356:
[26] The blessings H1293 of thy father H1 have prevailed H1396 (8804) above the blessings H1293 of my progenitors H2029 (8802) unto the utmost bound H8379 of the everlasting H5769 hills H1389: they shall be on the head H7218 of Joseph H3130, and on the crown of the head H6936 of him that was separate H5139 from his brethren H251.
[27] Benjamin H1144 shall ravin H2963 (8799) [as] a wolf H2061: in the morning H1242 he shall devour H398 (8799) the prey H5706, and at night H6153 he shall divide H2505 (8762) the spoil H7998.
[28] All these [are] the twelve H6240 H8147 tribes H7626 of Israel H3478: and this [is it] that their father H1 spake H1696 (8765) unto them, and blessed H1288 (8762) them; every H834 one H376 according to his blessing H1293 he blessed H1288 (8765) them.
[29] And he charged H6680 (8762) them, and said H559 (8799) unto them, I am to be gathered H622 (8737) unto my people H5971: bury H6912 (8798) me with my fathers H1 in the cave H4631 that [is] in the field H7704 of Ephron H6085 the Hittite H2850,
[30] In the cave H4631 that [is] in the field H7704 of Machpelah H4375, which [is] before H6440 Mamre H4471, in the land H776 of Canaan H3667, which Abraham H85 bought H7069 (8804) with the field H7704 of Ephron H6085 the Hittite H2850 for a possession H272 of a buryingplace H6913.
[31] There they buried H6912 (8804) Abraham H85 and Sarah H8283 his wife H802; there they buried H6912 (8804) Isaac H3327 and Rebekah H7259 his wife H802; and there I buried H6912 (8804) Leah H3812.
[32] The purchase H4735 of the field H7704 and of the cave H4631 that [is] therein [was] from the children H1121 of Heth H2845.
[33] And when Jacob H3290 had made an end H3615 (8762) of commanding H6680 (8763) his sons H1121, he gathered up H622 (8799) his feet H7272 into the bed H4296, and yielded up the ghost H1478 (8799), and was gathered H622 (8735) unto his people H5971.

Young’s Literal Translation

Genesis 49 (YLT)

[1] And Jacob calleth unto his sons and saith, ‘Be gathered together, and I declare to you that which doth happen with you in the latter end of the days.
[2] ‘Be assembled, and hear, sons of Jacob, And hearken unto Israel your father.
[3] Reuben! my first-born thou, My power, and beginning of my strength, The abundance of exaltation, And the abundance of strength;
[4] Unstable as water, thou art not abundant; For thou hast gone up thy father’s bed; Then thou hast polluted: My couch he went up!
[5] Simeon and Levi are brethren! Instruments of violence-their espousals!
[6] Into their secret, come not, O my soul! Unto their assembly be not united, O mine honour; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will eradicated a prince.
[7] Cursed is their anger, for it is fierce, And their wrath, for it is sharp; I divide them in Jacob, And I scatter them in Israel.
[8] Judah! thou-thy brethren praise thee! Thy hand is on the neck of thine enemies, Sons of thy father bow themselves to thee.
[9] A lion’s whelp is Judah, For prey, my son, thou hast gone up; He hath bent, he hath crouched as a lion, And as a lioness; who causeth him to arise?
[10] The sceptre turneth not aside from Judah, And a lawgiver from between his feet, Till his Seed come; And his is the obedience of peoples.
[11] Binding to the vine his ass, And to the choice vine the colt of his ass, He hath washed in wine his clothing, And in the blood of grapes his covering;
[12] Red are eyes with wine, And white are teeth with milk!
[13] Zebulun at a haven of the seas doth dwell, And he is for a haven of ships; And his side is unto Zidon.
[14] Issacher is a strong ass, Crouching between the two folds;
[15] And he seeth rest that it is good, And the land that it is pleasant, And he inclineth his shoulder to bear, And is to tribute a servant.
[16] Dan doth judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel;
[17] Dan is a serpent by the way, An adder by the path, Which is biting the horse’s heels, And its rider falleth backward.
[18] For Thy salvation I have waited, Jehovah!
[19] Gad! a troop assaulteth him, But he assaulteth last.
[20] Out of Asher his bread is fat; And he giveth dainties of a king.
[21] Naphtali is a hind sent away, Who is giving beauteous young ones.
[22] Joseph is a fruitful son; A fruitful son by a fountain, Daughters step over the wall;
[23] And embitter him-yea, they have striven, Yea, hate him do archers;
[24] And his bow abideth in strength, And strengthened are the arms of his hands By the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, Whence is a shepherd, a son of Israel.
[25] By the God of thy father who helpeth thee, And the Mighty One who blesseth thee, Blessings of the heavens from above, Blessings of the deep lying under, Blessings of breasts and womb;-
[26] Thy father’s blessings have been mighty Above the blessings of my progenitors, Unto the limit of the heights age-during They are for the head of Joseph, And for the crown of the one Separate from his brethren.
[27] Benjamin! a wolf teareth; In the morning he eateth prey, And at evening he apportioneth spoil.’
[28] All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is that which their father hath spoken unto them, and he blesseth them; each according to his blessing he hath blessed them.
[29] And he commandeth them, and saith unto them, ‘I am being gathered unto my people; bury me by my fathers, at the cave which is in the field of Ephron the Hittite;
[30] in the cave which is in the field of Machpelah, which is on the front of Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying-place;
[31] (there they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah);
[32] the purchase of the field and of the cave which is in it, is from Sons of Heth.’
[33] And Jacob finisheth commanding his sons, and gathereth up his feet unto the bed, and expireth, and is gathered unto his people.