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Gênesis 49

1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you [that] which shall befall you in theWhen God will bring you out of Egypt, and because he speaks of the Messiah, he calls it the last days.last days.

2 Gather your selues together, and heare, ye sonnes of Iaakob, and hearken vnto Israel your father.

3 Reuben, thou [art] my firstborn, myBegotten in my youth.might, and the beginning of my strength,If you have not left your birthright by your offence.the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

4 Thou wast light as water: thou shalt not be excellent, because thou wentest vp to thy fathers bed: then diddest thou defile my bed, thy dignitie is gone.

5 Simeon and Leui, brethren in euill, the instruments of crueltie are in their habitations.

6 O my soul, come not thou into theirOr, tongue: meaning that he neither consented to them in word or thought.secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew aThe Shechemites (Gen_34:26).man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

7 Cursed [be] their anger, for [it was] fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I willFor Levi had no part, and Simeon was under Judah, (Jos_19:1) till God gave them the place of the Amalekites, (1Ch_4:43).divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

8 Judah, thou [art he] whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand [shall be] in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shallAs was verified in David and Christ.bow down before thee.

9 Judah [is] a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion;His enemies will so fear him.who shall rouse him up?

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, untilWhich is Christ the Messiah, the giver of prosperity who will call the Gentiles to salvation.Shiloh come; and unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].

11 Binding his foal unto theA country most abundant with vines and pastures is promised to him.vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:

12 His eyes shalbe red with wine, and his teeth white with milke.

13 Zebulun shall dwell by the sea side, and he shalbe an hauen for shippes: and his border shalbe vnto Zidon.

14 Issachar [is]His force will be great, but he will lack courage to resist his enemies.a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

15 And he shall see that rest is good, and that the land is pleasant, and he shall bow his shoulder to beare, and shalbe subiect vnto tribute.

16 DanShall have the honour of a tribe.shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder by the path, byting the horse heeles, so that his rider shall fall backward.

18 Seeing the miseries that his posterity would fall into, he bursts out in prayer to God to remedy it.I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

19 Gad, an hoste of men shal ouercome him, but he shal ouercome at the last.

20 Out of Asher hisHe will abound in corn and pleasant fruits.bread [shall be] fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

21 Naphtali [is] a hind let loose: he givethOvercoming more by fair words than by force.goodly words.

22 Ioseph shalbe a fruitefull bough, euen a fruitful bough by the well side: the smal boughs shall runne vpon the wall.

23 As his brethren when they were his enemies, Potiphar and others.The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot [at him], and hated him:

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 thence [is] the shepherd, theThat is God.stone of Israel:)

25 Euen by the God of thy father, who shall helpe thee, and by the almightie, who shall blesse thee with heauenly blessinges from aboue, with blessings of the deepe, that lyeth beneath, with blessings of the brestes, and of the wombe.

26 The blessings of thy father haveIn as much as he was closer to the accomplishment of the promise and it had been more often confirmed.prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto 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 wasEither in dignity, or when he was sold from his brethren.separate from his brethren.

27 Beniamin shall rauine as a wolfe: in the morning he shall deuoure the pray, and at night he shal deuide the spoyle.

28 All these are the twelue tribes of Israel, and thus their father spake vnto them, and blessed them: euery one of them blessed hee with a seuerall blessing.

29 And he charged them & sayd vnto them, I am ready to be gathered vnto my people: burie mee with my fathers in the caue, that is in the fielde of Ephron the Hittite,

30 In the caue that is in the field of Machpelah besides Mamre in the land of Canaan: which caue Abraham bought with the fielde of Ephron the Hittite for a possession to burie in.

31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife: there they buryed Izhak and Rebekah his wife: and there I buried Leah.

32 The purchase of the fielde and the caue that is therein, was bought of the children of Heth.

33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, heBy which is signified how quietly he died.gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.

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