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Textus Receptus Bibles

Jay P. Green's Literal Translation 1993

 

   

49:1And Jacob called his sons and said, Gather yourselves and I will tell you what will happen to you in the days to come.
49:2Gather yourselves and hear, sons of Jacob; yea, listen to your father Israel:
49:3Reuben, you are my first born, my strength and the firstfruit of my power; excellence of dignity and excellence of might.
49:4Like bubbling water you shall not excel, for you went up to the bed of your father; then you defiled it; he went up to my couch.
49:5Simeon and Levi, brothers; their weapons are instruments of violence.
49:6Let not my soul come into their counsel; let not my spirit be joined to their company. For in their anger they killed a man; and in selfwill they hamstrung a bull.
49:7Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, and I will scatter them in Israel.
49:8Judah, may your brothers praise you, your hand be on the neck of your enemies. May the sons of your father bow themselves to you.
49:9Judah is a lion's whelp. My son, you have risen up from the prey; he stoops, he crouches like a lion; and like a lioness, who can rouse him?
49:10The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the lawmaker from between his feet, until Shiloh come, and the obedience of the peoples to him.
49:11Binding his foal to the vine, and his ass's colt to the choice vine, he washes his clothing in wine, and his covering in the bloods of grapes.
49:12His eyes shall be dark from wine and his teeth white from milk.
49:13Zebulun shall live at the seashore, and he shall be a haven of ships, even his border beside Sidon.
49:14Issachar is a strong ass, crouching between the sheepfolds.
49:15And he saw a resting place that it was good , and that the land was pleasant; and he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a tribute slave.
49:16Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
49:17Let Dan be a serpent on the way, a horned snake on the path that bites the horses' heels, and its rider falls backward.
49:18I have waited for your salvation, O Jehovah.
49:19Gad, a raiding band shall attack him, and he shall attack their heel.
49:20Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall give a king's delicacies.
49:21Naphtali is a deer let loose giving one beautiful sayings.
49:22Joseph is a fruitful son, a fruitful son by a spring; his branches run over a wall.
49:23And the masters of arrows harass him, and shoot, and an archer lurks for him.
49:24His bow abides in strength, and the hands of his arms are made agile by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, from the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel.
49:25From the God of your father, may He help you. And may the Almighty bless you with blessings of Heaven from above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath, blessings of the breasts and womb.
49:26The blessings of your father are above the blessings of my offspring, to the limit of everlasting hills; may they be for the head of Joseph and for the crown of the leader of his brothers.
49:27Benjamin is a wolf that tears. In the morning he devours the prey, and at evening he divides the spoil.
49:28All these were the tribes of Israel, two and ten. And this is what their father spoke to them. And he blessed them, each one with what was according to his blessing, he blessed them.
49:29And he commanded them and said to them I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me beside my fathers, at the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
49:30in the cave in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, the field which Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittite for a burying place.
49:31They buried Abraham and his wife Sarah there, and they buried Isaac and his wife Rebekah; and I buried Leah there;
49:32the purchase of the field and the cave in it, from the sons of Heth.
49:33And Jacob finished commanding his sons, and he gathered his feet into the bed. And he expired, and was gathered to his people.
Green's Literal Translation 1993

Green's Literal Translation 1993

Green's Literal Translation (Literal Translation of the Holy Bible - LITV), is a translation of the Bible by Jay P. Green, Sr., first published in 1985. The LITV takes a literal, formal equivalence approach to translation. The Masoretic Text is used as the Hebrew basis for the Old Testament, and the Textus Receptus is used as the Greek basis for the New Testament.


Green's Literal Translation (LITV). Copyright 1993
by Jay P. Green Sr.
All rights reserved. Jay P. Green Sr.,
Lafayette, IN. U.S.A. 47903.