“Judah, your brothers shall praise you;
Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;
(A)Your father’s sons shall bow down to you.
“Judah is a (B)lion’s whelp;
From the prey, my son, you have gone up.
(C)He [a]couches, he lies down as a lion,
And as a [b]lion, who [c]dares rouse him up?
10 (D)The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
[d]Until Shiloh comes,
And (E)to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.

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  1. Genesis 49:9 Lit bows down
  2. Genesis 49:9 Or lioness
  3. Genesis 49:9 Lit shall
  4. Genesis 49:10 Or Until he comes to Shiloh; or Until he comes to whom it belongs

(A)Though Judah prevailed over his brothers, and (B)from him came the leader, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),

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