20 Asher’s food [supply] shall be rich and fat, and he shall yield and deliver royal delights. Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; Even on the crown of the head of him who was the distinguished one. He was warlike by character and conduct Genesis 49… 3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: Genesis 49:1 See Deut 33, where Moses blesses the same tribes in a similar prophetic way. 33, where Moses blesses the same tribes in a similar prophetic way. 14 Issachar is a strong-boned donkey crouching down between the sheepfolds. In this verse the Hebrew meaning is associated with a “raiding troop” but in 30:11 it is associated with “good fortune.”. With the prey, my son, you have gone high up [the mountain]. Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet. 5 “Simeon and Levi are brothers [equally headstrong, deceitful, vindictive, and cruel];Their swords are weapons of violence and revenge. By the God of your father who will help you. Genesis 49:27 Benjamin is described as a wolf who is engaged morning and evening, that is, all day long, in hunting after prey. 8 Judah, you are the one whom your brothers shall praise; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s sons shall bow down to you. He was warlike by character and conduct Genesis 49… The tribe of Benjamin was absorbed by the tribe of Judah and is not mentioned after the return from the Babylonian captivity, except in connection with its former land or as the source of some individual person. 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their wrath, for it was cruel. Judah became the tribal leader in Reuben’s place (49:8-10). Reuben did “not excel,” and even before Jacob’s death he had lost his “preeminence of the firstborn” (John D. Davis, This was literally fulfilled. 19:1). Genesis 49:3 Reuben was the eldest of Jacob’s twelve sons and therefore entitled to the birthright, which would make him successor to his father as head of the family or tribe, and … Levi got no inheritance except 48 towns scattered throughout different parts of Canaan. 22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a well (spring or fountain), whose branches run over the wall. AMPC Genesis 49 1 AND JACOB called for his sons and said, Gather yourselves together [around me], that I may tell you what shall befall you in the latter or last days. 28 All these are the [beginnings of the] twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them as he blessed them, blessing each one according to the blessing appropriate to him. 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. Genesis 49:1 See Deut 33, where Moses blesses the same tribes in a similar prophetic way. (G) 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 in it was purchased from the sons of Heth.” 33 When Jacob (Israel) had finished commanding his sons, he drew his feet into the bed and breathed his last, and was [i]gathered to his people [who had preceded him in death]. Genesis 49:3 Reuben was the eldest of Jacob’s twelve sons and therefore entitled to the birthright, which would make him successor to his father as head of the family or tribe, and … Genesis 49:17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, a horned snake in the path, that bites at the horse's heels, so that his rider falls backward. He stooped down, he crouched like a lion, and like a lioness—who dares provoke and rouse him? And Judah became the tribal leader in Reuben’s place (Gen. 49:8-10). “Dan shall be a [venomous] serpent in the way, “Naphtali is a doe let loose, [a swift warrior,]. (C), 10 The scepter or leadership shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until Shiloh [the Messiah, the Peaceful One] comes to Whom it belongs, and to Him shall be the obedience of the people.