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25 because of the God of your father,
who will help you,[a]
because of the Sovereign God,[b]
who will bless you[c]
with blessings from the sky above,
blessings from the deep that lies below,
and blessings of the breasts and womb.[d]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 49:25 tn Heb “and he will help you.”
  2. Genesis 49:25 tn Heb “Shaddai.” See the note on the title “Sovereign God” in Gen 17:1. The preposition אֵת (ʾet) in the Hebrew text should probably be emended to אֵל (ʾel, “God”).
  3. Genesis 49:25 tn Heb “and he will bless you.”
  4. Genesis 49:25 sn Jacob envisions God imparting both agricultural (blessings from the sky above, blessings from the deep that lies below) and human fertility (blessings of the breasts and womb) to Joseph and his family.

25 because of your father’s God,(A) who helps(B) you,
    because of the Almighty,[a](C) who blesses you
with blessings of the skies above,
    blessings of the deep springs below,(D)
    blessings of the breast(E) and womb.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 49:25 Hebrew Shaddai

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