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Genesis 49:21-23 International Standard Version (ISV)

On the Future of Naphtali

21 “Naphtali is a free running deer
    who produces eloquent literature.”

On the Future of Joseph

22 “Joseph is descended from a fruitful vine,
    a fruitful vine planted near springs of water.
        His branches climb over walls.
23 Even though enemies[a] attacked him,
    shooting at him
        and pursuing him viciously,

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 49:23 The Heb. lacks enemies
International Standard Version (ISV)

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Genesis 49:21-23 New International Version (NIV)

21 “Naphtali is a doe set free
    that bears beautiful fawns.[a]

22 “Joseph is a fruitful vine,
    a fruitful vine near a spring,
    whose branches climb over a wall.[b]
23 With bitterness archers attacked him;
    they shot at him with hostility.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 49:21 Or free; / he utters beautiful words
  2. Genesis 49:22 Or Joseph is a wild colt, / a wild colt near a spring, / a wild donkey on a terraced hill
New International Version (NIV)

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