“Judah,(A) you are he whom your brothers shall praise;
(B)Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;
(C)Your father’s children shall bow down before you.
Judah is (D)a lion’s whelp;
From the prey, my son, you have gone up.
(E)He [a]bows down, he lies down as a lion;
And as a lion, who shall rouse him?
10 (F)The [b]scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor (G)a lawgiver from between his feet,
(H)Until Shiloh comes;
(I)And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.

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