8 "Judah,[1] your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons will bow down to you. 9 You are a lion's cub, Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness-who dares to rouse him? 10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet,[2]until he to whom it belongs[3] shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his. 11 He will tether his donkey to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes. 12 His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk.[4]

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 49:8-12

Commentary on Genesis 49:8-12

(Read Genesis 49:8-12)

Judah's name signifies praise. God was praised for him, Isaiah 55:1.