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Genesis 49


1  And Jacob3290 called7121 unto413 his sons,1121 and said,559 Gather yourselves together,622 that I may tell5046 you that 853 which834 shall befall7122 you in the last319 days.3117

2  Gather yourselves together,6908 and hear,8085 ye sons1121 of Jacob;3290 and hearken8085 unto413 Israel3478 your father.1

3  Reuben,7205 thou859 art my firstborn,1060 my might,3581 and the beginning7225 of my strength,202 the excellency3499 of dignity,7613 and the excellency3499 of power:5794

4  Unstable6349 as water,4325 thou shalt not408 excel;3498 because3588 thou wentest up5927 to thy father's1 bed;4904 then227 defiledst2490 thou it: he went up5927 to my couch.3326

5  Simeon8095 and Levi3878 are brethren;251 instruments3627 of cruelty2555 are in their habitations.4380

6  O my soul,5315 come935 not408 thou into their secret;5475 unto their assembly,6951 mine honor,3519 be not408 thou united:3161 for3588 in their anger639 they slew2026 a man,376 and in their self-will7522 they digged down6131 a wall.7791

7  Cursed779 be their anger,639 for3588 it was fierce;5794 and their wrath,5678 for3588 it was cruel:7185 I will divide2505 them in Jacob,3290 and scatter6327 them in Israel.3478

8  Judah,3063 thou859 art he whom thy brethren251 shall praise:3034 thy hand3027 shall be in the neck6203 of thine enemies;341 thy father's1 children1121 shall bow down7812 before thee.

9  Judah3063 is a lion's738 whelp:1482 from the prey,4480 2964 my son,1121 thou art gone up:5927 he stooped down,3766 he couched7257 as a lion,738 and as an old lion;3833 who4310 shall rouse him up?6965

10  The scepter7626 shall not3808 depart5493 from Judah,4480 3063 nor a lawgiver2710 from between4480 996 his feet,7272 until5704 3588 Shiloh7886 come;935 and unto him shall the gathering3349 of the people5971 be.

11  Binding631 his foal5895 unto the vine,1612 and his ass's860 colt1121 unto the choice vine;8321 he washed3526 his garments3830 in wine,3196 and his clothes5497 in the blood1818 of grapes:6025

12  His eyes5869 shall be red2447 with wine,4480 3196 and his teeth8127 white3836 with milk.4480 2461

13  Zebulun2074 shall dwell7931 at the haven2348 of the sea;3220 and he1931 shall be for a haven2348 of ships;591 and his border3411 shall be unto5921 Zidon.6721

14  Issachar3485 is a strong1634 ass2543 couching down7257 between996 two burdens:4942

15  And he saw7200 that3588 rest4496 was good,2896 and the land776 that3588 it was pleasant;5276 and bowed5186 his shoulder7926 to bear,5445 and became1961 a servant5647 unto tribute.4522

16  Dan1835 shall judge1777 his people,5971 as one259 of the tribes7626 of Israel.3478

17  Dan1835 shall be1961 a serpent5175 by5921 the way,1870 an adder8207 in5921 the path,734 that biteth5391 the horse5483 heels,6119 so that his rider7392 shall fall5307 backward.268

18  I have waited6960 for thy salvation,3444 O LORD.3068

19  Gad,1410 a troop1416 shall overcome1464 him: but he1931 shall overcome1464 at the last.6119

20  Out of Asher4480 836 his bread3899 shall be fat,8082 and he1931 shall yield5414 royal4428 dainties.4574

21  Naphtali5321 is a hind355 let loose:7971 he giveth5414 goodly8233 words.561

22  Joseph3130 is a fruitful6509 bough,1121 even a fruitful6509 bough1121 by5921 a well;5869 whose branches1323 run6805 over5921 the wall:7791

23  The archers1167 2671 have sorely grieved4843 him, and shot7232 at him, and hated7852 him:

24  But his bow7198 abode3427 in strength,386 and the arms2220 of his hands3027 were made strong6339 by the hands4480 3027 of the mighty46 God of Jacob;3290 (from thence4480 8033 is the shepherd,7462 the stone68 of Israel:)3478

25  Even by the God4480 410 of thy father,1 who shall help5826 thee; and by the Almighty,7706 who shall bless1288 thee with blessings1293 of heaven8064 above,4480 5920 blessings1293 of the deep8415 that lieth7257 under,8478 blessings1293 of the breasts,7699 and of the womb:7356

26  The blessings1293 of thy father1 have prevailed1396 above5921 the blessings1293 of my progenitors2029 unto5704 the utmost bound8379 of the everlasting5769 hills:1389 they shall be1961 on the head7218 of Joseph,3130 and on the crown of the head6936 of him that was separate from5139 his brethren.251

27  Benjamin1144 shall ravin2963 as a wolf:2061 in the morning1242 he shall devour398 the prey,5706 and at night6153 he shall divide2505 the spoil.7998

28  All3605 these428 are the twelve8147 6240 tribes7626 of Israel:3478 and this2063 is it that834 their father1 spoke1696 unto them, and blessed1288 them; every one376 834 according to his blessing1293 he blessed1288 them.

29  And he charged6680 them, and said559 unto413 them, I589 am to be gathered622 unto413 my people:5971 bury6912 me with413 my fathers1 in413 the cave4631 that834 is in the field7704 of Ephron6085 the Hittite,2850

30  In the cave4631 that834 is in the field7704 of Machpelah,4375 which834 is before5921 6440 Mamre,4471 in the land776 of Canaan,3667 which834 Abraham85 bought7069 with854 the field7704 of4480 854 Ephron6085 the Hittite2850 for a possession272 of a burial place.6913

31  There8033 they buried6912 853 Abraham85 and Sarah8283 his wife;802 there8033 they buried6912 853 Isaac3327 and Rebekah7259 his wife;802 and there8033 I buried6912 853 Leah.3812

32  The purchase4735 of the field7704 and of the cave4631 that834 is therein was from4480 854 the children1121 of Heth.2845

33  And when Jacob3290 had made an end3615 of commanding6680 853 his sons,1121 he gathered up622 his feet7272 into413 the bed,4296 and yielded up the ghost,1478 and was gathered622 unto413 his people.5971


1 ἐκάλεσεν δὲ Ιακωβ τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπεν συνάχθητε ἵνα ἀναγγείλω ὑμῖν τί ἀπαντήσει ὑμῖν ἐπ᾽ ἐσχάτων τῶν ἡμερῶν

2 ἀθροίσθητε καὶ ἀκούσατε υἱοὶ Ιακωβ ἀκούσατε Ισραηλ τοῦ πατρὸς ὑμῶν

3 Ρουβην πρωτότοκός μου σύ ἰσχύς μου καὶ ἀρχὴ τέκνων μου σκληρὸς φέρεσθαι καὶ σκληρὸς αὐθάδης

4 ἐξύβρισας ὡς ὕδωρ μὴ ἐκζέσῃς ἀνέβης γὰρ ἐπὶ τὴν κοίτην τοῦ πατρός σου τότε ἐμίανας τὴν στρωμνήν οὗ ἀνέβης

5 Συμεων καὶ Λευι ἀδελφοί συνετέλεσαν ἀδικίαν ἐξ αἱρέσεως αὐτῶν

6 εἰς βουλὴν αὐτῶν μὴ ἔλθοι ἡ ψυχή μου καὶ ἐπὶ τῇ συστάσει αὐτῶν μὴ ἐρείσαι τὰ ἥπατά μου ὅτι ἐν τῷ θυμῷ αὐτῶν ἀπέκτειναν ἀνθρώπους καὶ ἐν τῇ ἐπιθυμίᾳ αὐτῶν ἐνευροκόπησαν ταῦρον

7 ἐπικατάρατος ὁ θυμὸς αὐτῶν ὅτι αὐθάδης καὶ ἡ μῆνις αὐτῶν ὅτι ἐσκληρύνθη διαμεριῶ αὐτοὺς ἐν Ιακωβ καὶ διασπερῶ αὐτοὺς ἐν Ισραηλ

8 Ιουδα σὲ αἰνέσαισαν οἱ ἀδελφοί σου αἱ χεῖρές σου ἐπὶ νώτου τῶν ἐχθρῶν σου προσκυνήσουσίν σοι οἱ υἱοὶ τοῦ πατρός σου

9 σκύμνος λέοντος Ιουδα ἐκ βλαστοῦ υἱέ μου ἀνέβης ἀναπεσὼν ἐκοιμήθης ὡς λέων καὶ ὡς σκύμνος τίς ἐγερεῖ αὐτόν

10 οὐκ ἐκλείψει ἄρχων ἐξ Ιουδα καὶ ἡγούμενος ἐκ τῶν μηρῶν αὐτοῦ ἕως ἂν ἔλθῃ τὰ ἀποκείμενα αὐτῷ καὶ αὐτὸς προσδοκία ἐθνῶν

11 δεσμεύων πρὸς ἄμπελον τὸν πῶλον αὐτοῦ καὶ τῇ ἕλικι τὸν πῶλον τῆς ὄνου αὐτοῦ πλυνεῖ ἐν οἴνῳ τὴν στολὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν αἵματι σταφυλῆς τὴν περιβολὴν αὐτοῦ

12 χαροποὶ οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ οἴνου καὶ λευκοὶ οἱ ὀδόντες αὐτοῦ ἢ γάλα

13 Ζαβουλων παράλιος κατοικήσει καὶ αὐτὸς παρ᾽ ὅρμον πλοίων καὶ παρατενεῖ ἕως Σιδῶνος

14 Ισσαχαρ τὸ καλὸν ἐπεθύμησεν ἀναπαυόμενος ἀνὰ μέσον τῶν κλήρων

15 καὶ ἰδὼν τὴν ἀνάπαυσιν ὅτι καλή καὶ τὴν γῆν ὅτι πίων ὑπέθηκεν τὸν ὦμον αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ πονεῖν καὶ ἐγενήθη ἀνὴρ γεωργός

16 Δαν κρινεῖ τὸν ἑαυτοῦ λαὸν ὡσεὶ καὶ μία φυλὴ ἐν Ισραηλ

17 καὶ γενηθήτω Δαν ὄφις ἐφ᾽ ὁδοῦ ἐγκαθήμενος ἐπὶ τρίβου δάκνων πτέρναν ἵππου καὶ πεσεῖται ὁ ἱππεὺς εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω

18 τὴν σωτηρίαν περιμένω κυρίου

19 Γαδ πειρατήριον πειρατεύσει αὐτόν αὐτὸς δὲ πειρατεύσει αὐτῶν κατὰ πόδας

20 Ασηρ πίων αὐτοῦ ὁ ἄρτος καὶ αὐτὸς δώσει τρυφὴν ἄρχουσιν

21 Νεφθαλι στέλεχος ἀνειμένον ἐπιδιδοὺς ἐν τῷ γενήματι κάλλος

22 υἱὸς ηὐξημένος Ιωσηφ υἱὸς ηὐξημένος ζηλωτός υἱός μου νεώτατος πρός με ἀνάστρεψον

23 εἰς ὃν διαβουλευόμενοι ἐλοιδόρουν καὶ ἐνεῖχον αὐτῷ κύριοι τοξευμάτων

24 καὶ συνετρίβη μετὰ κράτους τὰ τόξα αὐτῶν καὶ ἐξελύθη τὰ νεῦρα βραχιόνων χειρῶν αὐτῶν διὰ χεῖρα δυνάστου Ιακωβ ἐκεῖθεν ὁ κατισχύσας Ισραηλ

25 παρὰ θεοῦ τοῦ πατρός σου καὶ ἐβοήθησέν σοι ὁ θεὸς ὁ ἐμὸς καὶ εὐλόγησέν σε εὐλογίαν οὐρανοῦ ἄνωθεν καὶ εὐλογίαν γῆς ἐχούσης πάντα ἕνεκεν εὐλογίας μαστῶν καὶ μήτρας

26 εὐλογίας πατρός σου καὶ μητρός σου ὑπερίσχυσεν ἐπ᾽ εὐλογίαις ὀρέων μονίμων καὶ ἐπ᾽ εὐλογίαις θινῶν ἀενάων ἔσονται ἐπὶ κεφαλὴν Ιωσηφ καὶ ἐπὶ κορυφῆς ὧν ἡγήσατο ἀδελφῶν

27 Βενιαμιν λύκος ἅρπαξ τὸ πρωινὸν ἔδεται ἔτι καὶ εἰς τὸ ἑσπέρας διαδώσει τροφήν

28 πάντες οὗτοι υἱοὶ Ιακωβ δώδεκα καὶ ταῦτα ἐλάλησεν αὐτοῖς ὁ πατὴρ αὐτῶν καὶ εὐλόγησεν αὐτούς ἕκαστον κατὰ τὴν εὐλογίαν αὐτοῦ εὐλόγησεν αὐτούς

29 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ἐγὼ προστίθεμαι πρὸς τὸν ἐμὸν λαόν θάψατέ με μετὰ τῶν πατέρων μου ἐν τῷ σπηλαίῳ ὅ ἐστιν ἐν τῷ ἀγρῷ Εφρων τοῦ Χετταίου

30 ἐν τῷ σπηλαίῳ τῷ διπλῷ τῷ ἀπέναντι Μαμβρη ἐν τῇ γῇ Χανααν ὃ ἐκτήσατο Αβρααμ τὸ σπήλαιον παρὰ Εφρων τοῦ Χετταίου ἐν κτήσει μνημείου

31 ἐκεῖ ἔθαψαν Αβρααμ καὶ Σαρραν τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ ἐκεῖ ἔθαψαν Ισαακ καὶ Ρεβεκκαν τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐκεῖ ἔθαψα Λειαν

32 ἐν κτήσει τοῦ ἀγροῦ καὶ τοῦ σπηλαίου τοῦ ὄντος ἐν αὐτῷ παρὰ τῶν υἱῶν Χετ

33 καὶ κατέπαυσεν Ιακωβ ἐπιτάσσων τοῖς υἱοῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐξάρας τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν κλίνην ἐξέλιπεν καὶ προσετέθη πρὸς τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ


‎1 ‏וַיִּקְרָ֥א יַעֲקֹ֖ב אֶל־בָּנָ֑יו וַיֹּ֗אמֶר הֵאָֽסְפוּ֙ וְאַגִּ֣ידָה לָכֶ֔ם אֵ֛ת אֲשֶׁר־יִקְרָ֥א אֶתְכֶ֖ם בְּאַחֲרִ֥ית הַיָּמִֽים׃

‎2 ‏הִקָּבְצ֥וּ וְשִׁמְע֖וּ בְּנֵ֣י יַעֲקֹ֑ב וְשִׁמְע֖וּ אֶל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֥ל אֲבִיכֶֽם׃

‎3 ‏רְאוּבֵן֙ בְּכֹ֣רִי אַ֔תָּה כֹּחִ֖י וְרֵאשִׁ֣ית אוֹנִ֑י יֶ֥תֶר שְׂאֵ֖ת וְיֶ֥תֶר עָֽז׃

‎4 ‏פַּ֤חַז כַּמַּ֙יִם֙ אַל־תּוֹתַ֔ר כִּ֥י עָלִ֖יתָ מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אָבִ֑יךָ אָ֥ז חִלַּ֖לְתָּ יְצוּעִ֥י עָלָֽה׃ פ

‎5 ‏שִׁמְע֥וֹן וְלֵוִ֖י אַחִ֑ים כְּלֵ֥י חָמָ֖ס מְכֵרֹתֵיהֶֽם׃

‎6 ‏בְּסֹדָם֙ אַל־תָּבֹ֣א נַפְשִׁ֔י בִּקְהָלָ֖ם אַל־תֵּחַ֣ד כְּבֹדִ֑י כִּ֤י בְאַפָּם֙ הָ֣רְגוּ אִ֔ישׁ וּבִרְצֹנָ֖ם עִקְּרוּ־שֽׁוֹר׃

‎7 ‏אָר֤וּר אַפָּם֙ כִּ֣י עָ֔ז וְעֶבְרָתָ֖ם כִּ֣י קָשָׁ֑תָה אֲחַלְּקֵ֣ם בְּיַעֲקֹ֔ב וַאֲפִיצֵ֖ם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ ס

‎8 ‏יְהוּדָ֗ה אַתָּה֙ יוֹד֣וּךָ אַחֶ֔יךָ יָדְךָ֖ בְּעֹ֣רֶף אֹיְבֶ֑יךָ יִשְׁתַּחֲוּ֥וּ1 לְךָ֖ בְּנֵ֥י אָבִֽיךָ׃

‎9 ‏גּ֤וּר אַרְיֵה֙ יְהוּדָ֔ה מִטֶּ֖רֶף בְּנִ֣י עָלִ֑יתָ כָּרַ֨ע רָבַ֧ץ כְּאַרְיֵ֛ה וּכְלָבִ֖יא מִ֥י יְקִימֶֽנּוּ׃

‎10 ‏לֹֽא־יָס֥וּר שֵׁ֙בֶט֙ מִֽיהוּדָ֔ה וּמְחֹקֵ֖ק מִבֵּ֣ין רַגְלָ֑יו עַ֚ד כִּֽי־יָבֹ֣א שילה שִׁיל֔וֹ וְל֖וֹ יִקְּהַ֥ת עַמִּֽים׃

‎11 ‏אֹסְרִ֤י לַגֶּ֙פֶן֙ עירה עִיר֔וֹ וְלַשֹּׂרֵקָ֖ה בְּנִ֣י אֲתֹנ֑וֹ כִּבֵּ֤ס בַּיַּ֙יִן֙ לְבֻשׁ֔וֹ וּבְדַם־עֲנָבִ֖ים סותה סוּתֽוֹ׃

‎12 ‏חַכְלִילִ֥י עֵינַ֖יִם מִיָּ֑יִן וּלְבֶן־שִׁנַּ֖יִם מֵחָלָֽב׃ פ

‎13 ‏זְבוּלֻ֕ן לְח֥וֹף יַמִּ֖ים יִשְׁכֹּ֑ן וְהוּא֙ לְח֣וֹף אֳנִיּ֔וֹת וְיַרְכָת֖וֹ עַל־צִידֹֽן׃ ס

‎14 ‏יִשָּׂשכָ֖ר חֲמֹ֣ר גָּ֑רֶם רֹבֵ֖ץ בֵּ֥ין הַֽמִּשְׁפְּתָֽיִם׃

‎15 ‏וַיַּ֤רְא מְנֻחָה֙ כִּ֣י ט֔וֹב וְאֶת־הָאָ֖רֶץ כִּ֣י נָעֵ֑מָה וַיֵּ֤ט שִׁכְמוֹ֙ לִסְבֹּ֔ל וַיְהִ֖י לְמַס־עֹבֵֽד׃ ס

‎16 ‏דָּ֖ן יָדִ֣ין עַמּ֑וֹ כְּאַחַ֖ד שִׁבְטֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎17 ‏יְהִי־דָן֙ נָחָ֣שׁ עֲלֵי־דֶ֔רֶךְ שְׁפִיפֹ֖ן עֲלֵי־אֹ֑רַח הַנֹּשֵׁךְ֙ עִקְּבֵי־ס֔וּס וַיִּפֹּ֥ל רֹכְב֖וֹ אָחֽוֹר׃

‎18 ‏לִֽישׁוּעָתְךָ֖ קִוִּ֥יתִי יְהוָֽה׃

‎19 ‏גָּ֖ד גְּד֣וּד יְגוּדֶ֑נּוּ וְה֖וּא יָגֻ֥ד עָקֵֽב׃ ס

‎20 ‏מֵאָשֵׁ֖ר שְׁמֵנָ֣ה לַחְמ֑וֹ וְה֥וּא יִתֵּ֖ן מַֽעֲדַנֵּי־מֶֽלֶךְ׃ ס

‎21 ‏נַפְתָּלִ֖י אַיָּלָ֣ה שְׁלֻחָ֑ה הַנֹּתֵ֖ן אִמְרֵי־שָֽׁפֶר׃ ס

‎22 ‏בֵּ֤ן פֹּרָת֙ יוֹסֵ֔ף בֵּ֥ן פֹּרָ֖ת עֲלֵי־עָ֑יִן בָּנ֕וֹת צָעֲדָ֖ה עֲלֵי־שֽׁוּר׃

‎23 ‏וַֽיְמָרֲרֻ֖הוּ וָרֹ֑בּוּ וַֽיִּשְׂטְמֻ֖הוּ בַּעֲלֵ֥י חִצִּֽים׃

‎24 ‏וַתֵּ֤שֶׁב בְּאֵיתָן֙ קַשְׁתּ֔וֹ וַיָּפֹ֖זּוּ זְרֹעֵ֣י יָדָ֑יו מִידֵי֙ אֲבִ֣יר יַעֲקֹ֔ב מִשָּׁ֥ם רֹעֶ֖ה אֶ֥בֶן יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎25 ‏מֵאֵ֨ל אָבִ֜יךָ וְיַעְזְרֶ֗ךָּ וְאֵ֤ת שַׁדַּי֙ וִיבָ֣רְכֶ֔ךָּ בִּרְכֹ֤ת שָׁמַ֙יִם֙ מֵעָ֔ל בִּרְכֹ֥ת תְּה֖וֹם רֹבֶ֣צֶת תָּ֑חַת בִּרְכֹ֥ת שָׁדַ֖יִם וָרָֽחַם׃

‎26 ‏בִּרְכֹ֣ת אָבִ֗יךָ גָּֽבְרוּ֙ עַל־בִּרְכֹ֣ת הוֹרַ֔י עַֽד־תַּאֲוַ֖ת גִּבְעֹ֣ת עוֹלָ֑ם תִּֽהְיֶ֙ין֙1 לְרֹ֣אשׁ יוֹסֵ֔ף וּלְקָדְקֹ֖ד נְזִ֥יר אֶחָֽיו׃ פ

‎27 ‏בִּנְיָמִין֙ זְאֵ֣ב יִטְרָ֔ף בַּבֹּ֖קֶר יֹ֣אכַל עַ֑ד וְלָעֶ֖רֶב יְחַלֵּ֥ק שָׁלָֽל׃

‎28 ‏כָּל־אֵ֛לֶּה שִׁבְטֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל שְׁנֵ֣ים עָשָׂ֑ר וְ֠זֹאת אֲשֶׁר־דִּבֶּ֨ר לָהֶ֤ם אֲבִיהֶם֙ וַיְבָ֣רֶךְ אוֹתָ֔ם אִ֛ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֥ר כְּבִרְכָת֖וֹ בֵּרַ֥ךְ אֹתָֽם׃

‎29 ‏וַיְצַ֣ו אוֹתָ֗ם וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֲלֵהֶם֙ אֲנִי֙ נֶאֱסָ֣ף אֶל־עַמִּ֔י קִבְר֥וּ אֹתִ֖י אֶל־אֲבֹתָ֑י אֶל־הַ֨מְּעָרָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר בִּשְׂדֵ֖ה עֶפְר֥וֹן הַֽחִתִּֽי׃

‎30 ‏בַּמְּעָרָ֞ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר בִּשְׂדֵ֧ה הַמַּכְפֵּלָ֛ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר עַל־פְּנֵי־מַמְרֵ֖א בְּאֶ֣רֶץ כְּנָ֑עַן אֲשֶׁר֩ קָנָ֨ה אַבְרָהָ֜ם אֶת־הַשָּׂדֶ֗ה מֵאֵ֛ת עֶפְרֹ֥ן הַחִתִּ֖י לַאֲחֻזַּת־קָֽבֶר׃

‎31 ‏שָׁ֣מָּה קָֽבְר֞וּ אֶת־אַבְרָהָ֗ם וְאֵת֙ שָׂרָ֣ה אִשְׁתּ֔וֹ שָׁ֚מָּה קָבְר֣וּ אֶת־יִצְחָ֔ק וְאֵ֖ת רִבְקָ֣ה אִשְׁתּ֑וֹ וְשָׁ֥מָּה קָבַ֖רְתִּי אֶת־לֵאָֽה׃

‎32 ‏מִקְנֵ֧ה הַשָּׂדֶ֛ה וְהַמְּעָרָ֥ה אֲשֶׁר־בּ֖וֹ מֵאֵ֥ת בְּנֵי־חֵֽת׃

‎33 ‏וַיְכַ֤ל יַעֲקֹב֙ לְצַוֹּ֣ת אֶת־בָּנָ֔יו וַיֶּאֱסֹ֥ף רַגְלָ֖יו אֶל־הַמִּטָּ֑ה וַיִּגְוַ֖ע וַיֵּאָ֥סֶף אֶל־עַמָּֽיו׃


1 Vocavit autem Jacob filios suos, et ait eis: Congregamini, ut annuntiem quæ ventura sunt vobis in diebus novissimis.

2 [Congregamini, et audite, filii Jacob,
audite Israël patrem vestrum:

3 Ruben, primogenitus meus,
tu fortitudo mea, et principium doloris mei;
prior in donis, major in imperio.

4 Effusus es sicut aqua, non crescas: quia ascendisti cubile patris tui,
et maculasti stratum ejus.

5 Simeon et Levi fratres
vasa iniquitatis bellantia.

6 In consilium eorum non veniat anima mea,
et in cœtu illorum non sit gloria mea:
quia in furore suo occiderunt virum,
et in voluntate sua suffoderunt murum.

7 Maledictus furor eorum, quia pertinax:
et indignatio eorum, quia dura:
dividam eos in Jacob,
et dispergam eos in Israël.

8 Juda, te laudabunt fratres tui:
manus tua in cervicibus inimicorum tuorum,
adorabunt te filii patris tui.

9 Catulus leonis Juda:
ad prædam, fili mi, ascendisti:
requiescens accubuisti ut leo,
et quasi leæna: quis suscitabit eum?

10 Non auferetur sceptrum de Juda,
et dux de femore ejus,
donec veniat qui mittendus est,
et ipse erit expectatio gentium.

11 Ligans ad vineam pullum suum,
et ad vitem, o fili mi, asinam suam,
lavabit in vino stolam suam
et in sanguine uvæ pallium suum.

12 Pulchriores sunt oculi ejus vino,
et dentes ejus lacte candidiores.

13 Zabulon in littore maris habitabit,
et in statione navium
pertingens usque ad Sidonem.

14 Issachar asinus fortis
accubans inter terminos.

15 Vidit requiem, quod esset bona
et terram, quod optima:
et supposuit humerum suum ad portandum,
factusque est tributis serviens.

16 Dan judicabit populum suum
sicut et alia tribus in Israël.

17 Fiat Dan coluber in via,
cerastes in semita,
mordens ungulas equi,
ut cadat ascensor ejus retro.

18 Salutare tuum expectabo, Domine.

19 Gad, accinctus præliabatur ante eum:
et ipse accingetur retrorsum.

20 Aser, pinguis panis ejus,
et præbebit delicias regibus.

21 Nephthali, cervus emissus,
et dans eloquia pulchritudinis.

22 Filius accrescens Joseph, filius accrescens et decorus aspectu:
filiæ discurrerunt super murum.

23 Sed exasperaverunt eum et jurgati sunt,
invideruntque illi habentes jacula.

24 Sedit in forti arcus ejus,
et dissoluta sunt vincula brachiorum et manuum illius
per manus potentis Jacob:
inde pastor egressus est, lapis Israël.

25 Deus patris tui erit adjutor tuus,
et omnipotens benedicet tibi
benedictionibus cæli desuper, benedictionibus abyssi jacentis deorsum,
benedictionibus uberum et vulvæ.

26 Benedictiones patris tui confortatæ sunt benedictionibus patrum ejus,
donec veniret desiderium collium æternorum:
fiant in capite Joseph,
et in vertice Nazaræi inter fratres suos.

27 Benjamin lupus rapax,
mane comedat prædam,
et vespere dividet spolia.]

28 Omnes hi in tribubus Israël duodecim: hæc locutus est eis pater suus, benedixitque singulis benedictionibus propriis.

29 Et præcepit eis, dicens: Ego congregor ad populum meum: sepelite me cum patribus meis in spelunca duplici quæ est in agro Ephron Hethæi,

30 contra Mambre in terra Chanaan, quam emit Abraham cum agro ab Ephron Hethæo in possessionem sepulchri.

31 Ibi sepelierunt eum, et Saram uxorem ejus: ibi sepultus est Isaac cum Rebecca conjuge sua: ibi et Lia condita jacet.

32 Finitisque mandatis quibus filios instruebat, collegit pedes suos super lectulum, et obiit: appositusque est ad populum suum.

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