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Genesis 49:21-23 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

21 Naphtali [is] a hind sent away, Who is giving beauteous young ones.

22 Joseph [is] a fruitful son; A fruitful son by a fountain, Daughters step over the wall;

23 And embitter him -- yea, they have striven, Yea, hate him do archers;

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.


  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
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