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Judah is a lion’s whelp;
From the prey, my son, thou art gone up:
He stooped down, he couched as a lion,
And as a lioness; who shall rouse him up?
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah,
Nor [a]the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
[b]Until Shiloh come;
And unto him shall the obedience of the peoples be.
11 Binding his foal unto the vine,
And his ass’s colt unto the choice vine;
He hath washed his garments in wine,
And his vesture in the blood of grapes:

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  1. Genesis 49:10 Or, a lawgiver
  2. Genesis 49:10 Or, Till he come to Shiloh, having the obedience of the peoples. Or, according to Syriac, Till he come whose it is etc.