THE NATIONS LAST DAYS



Gen|49|1| And Jacob (GOD: see "Keys to the Nations") called unto his sons (the nations), and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.~Gen|49|2| Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.~


Gen|49|3| Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:~Gen|49|4| Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou went up to thy father's bed; then defiled it: he went up to my couch.~


Gen|49|5| Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.~Gen|49|6| O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self will they digged down a wall.~Gen|49|7| Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.~


Gen|49|8| Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.~Gen|49|9| 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 an old lion; who shall rouse him up?~Gen|49|10| The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.~Gen|49|11| Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:~Gen|49|12| His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.~


Gen|49|13| Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.~


Gen|49|14| Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:~ Gen|49|15| And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.~


Gen|49|16| Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.~ Gen|49|17| Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.~ Gen|49|18| I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.~


Gen|49|19| Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.~


Gen|49|20| Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.~


Gen|49|21| Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.~


Gen|49|22| Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:~Gen|49|23| The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:~Gen|49|24| But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)~Gen|49|25| Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:~Gen|49|26| The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.~


Gen|49|27| Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.~Gen|49|28| All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.~