Then Jacob asked them, “Is he well?”

“Yes, he is,” they said, “and here comes his daughter Rachel(A) with the sheep.(B)

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Jacob Wrestles With God

22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons(A) and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.(B)

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He put the female servants and their children(A) in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph(B) in the rear.

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Next, Leah and her children(A) came and bowed down.(B) Last of all came Joseph and Rachel,(C) and they too bowed down.

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24 The sons of Rachel:

Joseph(A) and Benjamin.(B)

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This is the account(A) of Jacob’s family line.

Joseph,(B) a young man of seventeen,(C) was tending the flocks(D) with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah(E) and the sons of Zilpah,(F) his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report(G) about them.

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Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

39 Now Joseph(A) had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard,(B) bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.(C)

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22 “Joseph(A) is a fruitful vine,(B)
    a fruitful vine near a spring,
    whose branches(C) climb over a wall.[a]
23 With bitterness archers attacked him;(D)
    they shot at him with hostility.(E)
24 But his bow remained steady,(F)
    his strong arms(G) stayed[b] limber,
because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob,(H)
    because of the Shepherd,(I) the Rock of Israel,(J)
25 because of your father’s God,(K) who helps(L) you,
    because of the Almighty,[c](M) who blesses you
with blessings of the skies above,
    blessings of the deep springs below,(N)
    blessings of the breast(O) and womb.(P)
26 Your father’s blessings are greater
    than the blessings of the ancient mountains,
    than[d] the bounty of the age-old hills.(Q)
Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,(R)
    on the brow of the prince among[e] his brothers.(S)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 49:22 Or Joseph is a wild colt, / a wild colt near a spring, / a wild donkey on a terraced hill
  2. Genesis 49:24 Or archers will attack … will shoot … will remain … will stay
  3. Genesis 49:25 Hebrew Shaddai
  4. Genesis 49:26 Or of my progenitors, / as great as
  5. Genesis 49:26 Or of the one separated from
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13 About Joseph(A) he said:

“May the Lord bless his land
    with the precious dew from heaven above
    and with the deep waters that lie below;(B)

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