Judah as a Lion’s whelp shalt thou come up from the spoil, my son. He shall lie down and couch a Lion, and as a Lioness: [a]Who shall stir him up?

10 The [b]Sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a Lawgiver from between his feet, until [c]Shiloh come, and the people shall be gathered unto him.

11 He shall bind his Ass foal unto the [d]vine, and his ass’s colt unto the best vine. He shall wash his garment in wine, and his cloak in the blood of grapes.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 49:9 His enemies shall so fear him.
  2. Genesis 49:10 Or, Kingdom.
  3. Genesis 49:10 Which is Christ the Messiah, the giver of prosperity who shall call the Gentiles to salvation.
  4. Genesis 49:11 A country most abundant with vines and pastures is promised him.

You are a lion’s(A) cub,(B) Judah;(C)
    you return from the prey,(D) my son.
Like a lion he crouches and lies down,
    like a lioness—who dares to rouse him?
10 The scepter will not depart from Judah,(E)
    nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,[a]
until he to whom it belongs[b] shall come(F)
    and the obedience of the nations shall be his.(G)
11 He will tether his donkey(H) to a vine,
    his colt to the choicest branch;(I)
he will wash his garments in wine,
    his robes in the blood of grapes.(J)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 49:10 Or from his descendants
  2. Genesis 49:10 Or to whom tribute belongs; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

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