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49:1 Jacob called to his sons, and said: "Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which will happen to you in the days to come.
49:2 Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob; Listen to Israel, your father.
49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; Their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, Scatter them in Israel.
49:9 Judah is a lion`s whelp. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down, he couched as a lion, As a lioness. Who will rouse him up?
49:10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler`s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes. To him will the obedience of the peoples be.
49:14 Issachar is a strong donkey, Couching down between the sheepfolds.
49:16 Dan will judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel.
49:17 Dan will be a serpent in the way, An adder in the path, That bites the horse`s heels, So that his rider falls backward.
49:18 I have waited for your salvation, Yahweh.
49:19 Gad, a troop will press on him; But he will press on their heel.
49:20 Out of Asher his bread will be fat, He will yield royal dainties.
49:21 Naphtali is a doe set free, Who bears beautiful fawns.
49:25 Even by the God of your father, who will help you, By the Almighty, who will bless you, With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that couches beneath, Blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.
49:26 The blessings of your father Have prevailed above the blessings of the ancient mountains, Than the bounty of the age-old hills. They will be on the head of Joseph, On the crown of the head of him who is separated from his brothers.
49:28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke to them and blessed them. He blessed everyone according to his blessing.
49:31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah, his wife. There they buried Isaac and Rebekah, his wife, and there I buried Leah:
49:32 the field and the cave that is therein, which was purchased from the children of Heth."