Chapter 49

Jacob's dying blessing

49:1 And Jacob called to his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you [that] which shall befall you in the last days.
49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, you sons of Jacob ; and listen to Israel your father.
49:3 Reuben, you [are] my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power
49:4 Unstable as water, you shall not excel ; because you went up to your father's bed ; then defiled you [it] he went up to my couch.
49:5 Simeon and Levi [are] brethren ; instruments of cruelty [are in] their habitations.
49:6 O my soul, come not you into their secret ; to their assembly, mine honor, be not you united for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they dug down a wall.
49:7 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.
49:8 Judah, you [are he] whom your brethren shall praise your hand [shall be] in the neck of your enemies ; your father's children shall bow down before you.
49:9 Judah [is] a lion's whelp from the prey, my son, you are gone up he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion ; who shall rouse him up?
49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come ; and to him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].
49:11 Binding his foal to the vine, and his ass's colt to the choice vine ; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes
49:12 His eyes [shall be] red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
49:13 Zebulun shall stay at the haven of the sea ; and he [shall be] for an haven of ships ; and his border [shall be] to Zidon.
49:14 Issachar [is] a strong ass couching down between two burdens
49:15 And he saw that rest [was] good, and the land that [it was] pleasant ; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant to tribute.
49:16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
49:17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
49:18 I have waited for your salvation, O LORD.
49:19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him but he shall overcome at the last.
49:20 Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
49:21 Naphtali [is] a hind let loose he gives goodly words.
49:22 Joseph [is] a fruitful bough, [even] a fruitful bough by a well ; [whose] branches run over the wall
49:23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot [at him], and hated him
49:24 But his bow abode 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)
49:25 [Even] by the God of your father, who shall help you; and by the Almighty, who shall bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb
49:26 The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors 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 that was separate from his brethren.
49:27 Benjamin shall ravin [as] a wolf in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
49:28 All these [are] the twelve tribes of Israel and this [is it] that their father spoke to them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.

Jacob's charge as to his burial

49:29 And 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,
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 for a possession of a burying place.
49:31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife ; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife ; and there I buried Leah.
49:32 The purchase of the field and of the cave that [is] therein [was] from the children of Heth.

Jacob's death

49:33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered to his people.

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