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Genesis 49 - AMP

2 Gather yourselves together and hear, you sons of Jacob; and hearken to Israel your father.

3 Reuben, you are my 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 inheritor of a double portion of his father's estate. But Reuben forfeited all this by his conduct with Bilhah, his father's concubine (Gen. 35:22). By adopting Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, and giving each of them a portion of the inheritance, Jacob virtually gave Joseph Reuben's extra portion of the land. And Judah became the tribal leader in Reuben's place (Gen. 49:8-10).firstborn, my might, the beginning (the firstfruits) of my manly strength and vigor; the preeminence in dignity and the preeminence in power.

4 But unstable and boiling over like water, you shall The whole fertile territory once occupied by the tribe of Reuben has long since been deserted by its settled inhabitants and given up to the nomad tribes of the desert. Reuben did ``not excel," and even before Jacob's death he had lost his ``preeminence of the firstborn" (John D. Davis, A Dictionary of the Bible).not excel and have the preeminence , because you went to your father's bed; you defiled it--he went to my couch!

5 Simeon and Levi are brothers ; their swords are weapons of violence.

6 O my soul, come not into their secret council; unto their assembly let not my honor be united , because in their anger they slew men , and in their self-will they disabled oxen.

7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob and This was literally fulfilled. Levi got no inheritance except 48 towns scattered throughout different parts of Canaan. As to Simeon, they were originally given only a few towns and villages in Judah's lot (Josh. 19:1). Afterward, needing more room, they formed colonies in districts which they conquered from the Idumeans and the Amalekites . (Adam Clarke, The Holy Bible with A Commentary).scatter them in Israel.

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.

9 Judah, a lion's cub! With the prey, my son, you have gone high up . He stooped down, he crouched like a lion, and like a lioness--who dares provoke and rouse him?

10 The scepter or leadership shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes to Whom it belongs, and to Him shall be the obedience of the people.

11 Binding His foal to the vine and His donkey's colt to the choice vine, He washes His garments in wine and His clothes in the blood of grapes.

12 His eyes are darker and more sparkling than wine, and His teeth whiter than milk.

13 Zebulun shall live toward the seashore, and he shall be a haven and a landing place for ships; and his border shall be toward Sidon.

14 Issachar is a strong-boned donkey crouching down between the sheepfolds.

15 And he saw that rest was good and that the land was pleasant; and he bowed his shoulder to bear and became a servant to tribute .

16 Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel.

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.

18 I wait for Your salvation, O Lord.

19 Gad--a raiding troop shall raid him, but he shall raid at their heels and assault them .

20 Asher's food shall be rich and fat, and he shall yield and deliver royal delights.

21 Naphtali is a hind let loose which yields lovely fawns.

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a well (spring or fountain), whose branches run over the wall.

23 Skilled archers have bitterly attacked and sorely worried him; they have shot at him and persecuted him.

24 But his bow remained strong and steady and rested in the Strength that does not fail him, for the arms of his hands were made strong and active by the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob, by the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,

25 By the God of your father, Who will help you, and by the Almighty, Who will bless you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings lying in the deep beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

26 The blessings of your father are greater than the blessings of my forefathers and are as lasting as the bounties of the eternal hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him who was the consecrated one and the one separated from his brethren and is prince among them.

27 Benjamin is a The tribe of Benjamin is fitly compared to a ravenous wolf because of the rude courage and ferocity which they invariably displayed, particularly in their war with the other tribes, in which they killed more men than all of their own numbers combined (Adam Clarke, The Holy Bible with A Commentary). The tribe 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. Ehud, Saul, Jonathan, and the apostle Paul were Benjamites.ravenous wolf, in the morning devouring the prey and at night dividing the spoil.

28 All these are 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 suited to him.

29 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,

30 In the cave in the field at Machpelah, east of Mamre in the land of Canaan, that Abraham bought, along with the field of Ephron the Hittite, to possess as a cemetery.

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 the cave that is in it was from the sons of Heth.

33 When Jacob had finished commanding his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed and breathed his last and was gathered to his people.




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A Trail of Trickery
Shared by: Larry Turner on May, 2016
Summary: When Joseph got the chance to make his brothers sweat, he took it.
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-49:11
Denomination: Foursquare
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2015
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Scripture: Genesis 49:14-15
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2015
Summary: To show that Joseph is blessed beyond Abraham and Isaac and he is above his brothers as their leader, just as JESUS is infinitely above us and we are lead into blessings after blessings because of JESUS within us.
Scripture: Genesis 49:26
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2015
Summary: To show that JESUS as Lion of Judah will come in Second Coming, no one will dare oppose Him in the Judgement Day.
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Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Jul, 2015
Summary: A message about dealing with conflict. We can react from the natural man or the spiritual man. Often in life we start by responding in the flesh, but if we are smart we can let our training kick in and turn situations around in a marvelous way.
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Scripture: Genesis 49:5-6
Denomination: Pentecostal
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Bitter Brothers; Workplace Weasels; and Hope Hurters
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Jul, 2014
Summary: Joseph is said to have been bitterly wounded by archers in Gen 49. There is no record in scripture of real arrows. Words and actions can be like arrows. In this message we talk about 3 types of archers: Bitter Brothers, Workplace Weasels, Hope Hurters.
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Scripture: Genesis 49:22-24
Denomination: Pentecostal
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John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 49:1-33
Shared by: John Shearhart on Jul, 2014
Summary: God predicts Israel’s future through Jacob and shows His sovereignty and grace.
Scripture: Genesis 49:1-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,004
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Shared by: John McCormack on Dec, 2013
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Shared by: John Lowe on Nov, 2013
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Scripture: Genesis 49:8
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The Coming of Shiloh
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2013
Summary: A meditation before communion.
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Scripture: Genesis 49:8-12
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Jehovah Nissi
Shared by: bala samson on Oct, 2013
Summary: Many have lost the race in life and have either committed suicide or have failed in life, because they have failed to know about Jehovah, who is our strength.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 49:23-24
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,343
Paul Barreca avatar
Biblical Accuracy Proved through Jacob’s Prophecies
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jul, 2013
Summary: By studying Genesis 49 we will be reminded that we can TRUST the Bible even when modern culture rejects it.
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Turbulent spirit
Shared by: bala samson on Jul, 2012
Summary: Friend, the most important thing that I want to drive across today to each one of you is to have control over your emotions, are you listening?
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Scripture: Genesis 49:4
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The Blessing
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jan, 2012
Summary: If you want your future to be better than your past, don’t give into your passions. Instead, rest in God’s provision of a King, King Jesus, the Lion from the tribe of Judah, who died to save us from our sins.
Scripture: Genesis 49:1-28
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 883
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Shared by: Bruce Lee on Nov, 2011
Summary: Detailed individial look at each of the twelve tribes of Israel. With focus on the unique name and mission as a tribe fullfilling God’s plan.
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The Twelve Tribes of Israel Part 2 Northern, Dan, Naphtali and Ash
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Nov, 2011
Summary: Detailed individial look at each of the twelve tribes of Israel. With focus on the unique name and mission as a tribe fullfilling God’s plan.
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Scripture: Genesis 49:1
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The Twelve Tribes of Israel Part 3 Levi, Benjamin, Joseph, Manasseh Ephraim
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Nov, 2011
Summary: Detailed individial look at each of the twelve tribes of Israel. With focus on the unique name and mission as a tribe fullfilling God’s plan.
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Scripture: Genesis 49:1
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The Twelve Tribes of Israel Part 4 Issachar, Zebulon and Judah
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Nov, 2011
Summary: Detailed individial look at each of the twelve tribes of Israel. With focus on the unique name and mission as a tribe fullfilling God’s plan.
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Scripture: Genesis 49:1
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Studies in Genesis: Chapter 49
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Oct, 2011
Summary: This is a study of the book of Genesis. Genesis and Revelation are two of the most disputed books in the Bible. The premise of this study is the foundation of creation.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 49:1-33
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Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: Jacob Blesses His Sons. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
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Scripture: Genesis 49:1-28
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 1,172
Maurice McCarthy avatar
The Call to the Altar of Fire
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Sep, 2010
Summary: Combing 1 Kings 18 & Gen 49 this is a message showing that God is calling His people back to the altar of fire, warts and all. 1 Kings 18 shows the rebuilding of the altar, and Gen 49 shows the character of the tribes called back.
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Scripture: Genesis 49:1-27
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The Blessing of the Father
Shared by: Rodney Kelley on Sep, 2009
Summary: Joseph was blessed by his father prior to dying, but it was the hand of God that sustained Joseph throughout his life.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 49:22-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,023
Paul Clemente avatar
Shaping Your Future
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Aug, 2009
Summary: Although God knows the future and God can intervene in our lives, we shape our future by trusting Jesus Christ completely, by yielding to the Holy Spirit, and doing good for others.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 49:1-33
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,179
Tom Owen avatar
Genesis 53
Shared by: Tom Owen on Aug, 2009
Summary: verse-by-verse
Series: Beginnings
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 49:1-33
Denomination: Baptist
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Genesis 54
Shared by: Tom Owen on Aug, 2009
Summary: verse-by-verse
Series: Beginnings
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 49:26-50:11
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Shared by: Joe Rowland on Jul, 2009
Summary: What we need to realize in the church today is if we lose our arms then we will lose our strength. Christians are losing their arms because they are not using them the way they should.
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Scripture: Genesis 49:22-26
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Shared by: Larry Wolfe on Jul, 2009
Summary: A Review of the prophecy of Jacob and the 144 Thousand
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Scripture: Genesis 49:1-28
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Shared by: Owen Bourgaize on Jun, 2009
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The Gospel According to Genesis
Shared by: Joel Smith on Apr, 2009
Summary: Surrender absolutely to the God who is absolutely committed to your good.
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Scripture: Genesis 49:29-50:26
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A Father's blessing
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Mar, 2009
Summary: A Father’s Day Sermon
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Scripture: Genesis 49:28
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