19 ¶ Gad, a host of men shall overcome him, but he shall overcome at the last.
20 ¶ Concerning Asher, his [s]bread shall be fat, and he shall give pleasures for a king.
21 ¶ Naphtali shall be a hind let go, giving [t]goodly words.
22 ¶ Joseph shall be[u]a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by the well side: the [v]small boughs shall turn upon the wall:
23 [w]And the archers grieved him, and shot against him, and hated him.
24 But his bow abode strong, and the hands of his arms were strengthened, by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob, of whom was the feeder appointed by the [x]stone of Israel,
25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, and by the almighty, who shall bless thee with heavenly blessings from above, with blessings of the deep that lieth beneath, with blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.
26 The blessings of thy father shall be [y]stronger than the blessings of mine elders: unto the end of the hills of the world they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the top of the head of him that was [z]separated from his brethren.
27 ¶ Benjamin shall raven as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
28 ¶ All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and thus their father spake unto them, and blessed them: every one of them blessed he with a several blessing.
29 And he charged them and said unto them, I am ready to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave, that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
30 In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, besides Mamre in the land of Canaan: which cave Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession to bury in.
31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife: there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife: and there I buried Leah.
32 The purchase of the field and the cave that is therein, was bought of the children of Heth.
33 Thus Jacob made an end of giving charge to his sons, and [aa]plucked his feet into the bed, and gave up the ghost, and was gathered to his people.
Genesis 49:1When God shall bring you out of Egypt, and because that he speaketh of the Messiah, he nameth it the last days.
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