Judah is a (A)lion’s cub;
From the prey, my son, you have gone up.
(B)He [a]crouches, he lies down as a lion,
And as a [b]lion, who [c]dares to stir him up?
10 (C)The scepter will not depart from Judah,
Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
[d]Until Shiloh comes,
And (D)to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
11 (E)He ties his foal to the vine,
And his donkey’s colt to the choice vine;
(F)He washes his garments in wine,
And his robes in the blood of grapes.

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  1. Genesis 49:9 Lit bows down
  2. Genesis 49:9 Lit lioness
  3. Genesis 49:9 Lit shall
  4. Genesis 49:10 Or Until he comes to Shiloh; or Until he comes to whom it belongs