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Passage Lookup: Genesis 49

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Genesis 49:1
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Then Jacob summoned his sons and said, "Assemble yourselves that I may tell you what will befall you (a)in the [a]days to come.
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Genesis 49:2
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"Gather together and hear, O sons of Jacob; And (b)listen to Israel your father.
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Genesis 49:3
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"Reuben, you are my firstborn; My might and (c)the beginning of my strength, [b]Preeminent in dignity and [c]preeminent in power.
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Genesis 49:4
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"[d]Uncontrolled as water, you shall not have preeminence, (d)Because you went up to your father's bed; Then you defiled it—he went up to my couch.
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Genesis 49:5
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"(e)Simeon and Levi are brothers; Their swords are implements of violence.
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Genesis 49:6
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"(f)Let my soul not enter into their council; Let not my glory be united with their assembly; Because in their anger they slew [e]men, And in their self-will they lamed [f]oxen.
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Genesis 49:7
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"Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; And their wrath, for it is cruel. (g)I will [g]disperse them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel.
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Genesis 49:8
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"Judah, your brothers shall praise you; Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; (h)Your father's sons shall bow down to you.
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Genesis 49:9
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"Judah is a (i)lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. (j)He [h]couches, he lies down as a lion, And as a [i]lion, who [j]dares rouse him up?
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Genesis 49:10
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"(k)The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, [k]Until Shiloh comes, And (l)to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
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Genesis 49:11
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"[l](m)He ties his foal to the vine, And his donkey's colt to the choice vine; (n)He washes his garments in wine, And his robes in the blood of grapes.
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Genesis 49:12
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"His eyes are [m]dull from wine, And his teeth [n]white from milk.
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Genesis 49:13
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"(o)Zebulun will dwell at the seashore; And he shall be [o]a haven for ships, And his flank shall be toward Sidon.
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Genesis 49:14
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"Issachar is [p]a strong donkey, (p)Lying down between the [q]sheepfolds.
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Genesis 49:15
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"When he saw that a resting place was good And that the land was pleasant, He bowed his shoulder to bear burdens, And became a slave at forced labor.
Genesis 49:16
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"(q)Dan shall (r)judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel.
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Genesis 49:17
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"Dan shall be a serpent in the way, A horned snake in the path, That bites the horse's heels, So that his rider falls backward.
Genesis 49:18
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"(s)For Your salvation I wait, O Lord .
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Genesis 49:19
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"(t)As for Gad, [r]raiders shall raid him, But he will raid at their [s]heels.
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Genesis 49:20
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"[t](u)As for (v)Asher, his [u]food shall be [v]rich, And he will yield royal dainties.
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Genesis 49:21
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"(w)Naphtali is a doe let loose, He gives beautiful words.
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Genesis 49:22
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"(x)Joseph is a fruitful [w]bough, A fruitful [x]bough by a spring; Its [y]branches run over a wall.
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Genesis 49:23
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"The archers bitterly attacked him, And shot at him and harassed him;
Genesis 49:24
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But his (y)bow remained [z]firm, And [aa](z)his arms were agile, From the hands of the (aa)Mighty One of Jacob (From there is (ab)the Shepherd, (ac)the Stone of Israel),
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Genesis 49:25
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From (ad)the God of your father who helps you, And [ab](ae)by the [ac]Almighty who blesses you With (af)blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
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Genesis 49:26
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"The blessings of your father Have surpassed the blessings of my ancestors Up to the [ad]utmost bound of (ag)the everlasting hills; May they be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers.
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Genesis 49:27
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"Benjamin is a [ae]ravenous wolf; In the morning he devours the prey, And in the evening he divides the spoil."
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Genesis 49:28
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All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them [af]when he blessed them. He blessed them, every one [ag]with the blessing appropriate to him.
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Genesis 49:29
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Then he charged them and said to them, "I am about to be (ah)gathered to my people; (ai)bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in (aj)the field of Ephron the Hittite,
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Genesis 49:30
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in the (ak)cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought along with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a [ah]burial site.
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Genesis 49:31
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There they buried (al)Abraham and his wife (am)Sarah, there they buried (an)Isaac and his wife Rebekah, and there I buried Leah—
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Genesis 49:32
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the field and the cave that is in it, purchased from the sons of Heth."
Genesis 49:33
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When Jacob finished charging his sons, he drew his feet into the bed and (ao)breathed his last, and was (ap)gathered to his people.
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