Genesis 49:22-27 New International Version

22  "Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall.[1] 23  With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility. 24  But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed[2] limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, 25  because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty,[3] who blesses you with blessings of the skies above, blessings of the deep springs below, blessings of the breast and womb. 26  Your father's blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, than[4] the bounty of the age-old hills. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince among[5] his brothers. 27  "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder."


[1] 49:22 Or "Joseph is a wild colt," / "a wild colt near a spring," / "a wild donkey on a terraced hill"

[2] 49:24 Or "archers will attack . will shoot . will remain . will stay"

[3] 49:25 Hebrew "Shaddai"

[4] 49:26 Or "of my progenitors," / "as great as"

[5] 49:26 Or "of the one separated from"

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