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Genesis 49:25-27 The Message (MSG)

21-26 Naphtali is a deer running free
        that gives birth to lovely fawns.
    Joseph is a wild donkey,
        a wild donkey by a spring,
        spirited donkeys on a hill.
    The archers with malice attacked,
        shooting their hate-tipped arrows;
    But he held steady under fire,
        his bow firm, his arms limber,
    With the backing of the Champion of Jacob,
        the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel.
    The God of your father—may he help you!
        And may The Strong God—may he give you his blessings,
    Blessings tumbling out of the skies,
        blessings bursting up from the Earth—
        blessings of breasts and womb.
    May the blessings of your father
        exceed the blessings of the ancient mountains,
        surpass the delights of the eternal hills;
    May they rest on the head of Joseph,
        on the brow of the one consecrated among his brothers.

27 Benjamin is a ravenous wolf;
    all morning he gorges on his kill,
    at evening divides up what’s left over.

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

Genesis 49:25-27 New International Version (NIV)

25 because of your father’s God, who helps you,
    because of the Almighty,[a] 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[b] the bounty of the age-old hills.
Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,
    on the brow of the prince among[c] his brothers.

27 “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf;
    in the morning he devours the prey,
    in the evening he divides the plunder.”

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 49:25 Hebrew Shaddai
  2. Genesis 49:26 Or of my progenitors, / as great as
  3. Genesis 49:26 Or of the one separated from
New International Version (NIV)

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