Jacob Blesses His Sons
Jacob called his sons to bless them and foretold them of things to come.
Jacob told, Reuben, firstborn, he will no longer excel because he defiled his bed.
Jacob told Simeon and Levi you are brothers and violence and fury and will be scattered.
Judah your brothers will praise you, the scepter or ruler’s staff will not depart until He comes.
Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships extending to Sidon.
Issachar is a rawboned donkey will bend his shoulder to the burden and submit to forced labor.
Dan will provide justice for his people, yet, he will be a viper who will tumble the rider backward.
Gad will be attached by raiders, yet, he will attack them on their heels.
Asher’s food will be rich and provide delicacies to the king.
Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns.
Joseph is a fruitful vine protected by the Mighty One of Jacob with greater blessings.
Benjamin is a ravenous wolf who devours prey and divides the plunder.
All these are the twelve tribes of Israel and Israel gave them each their own blessings.
The Death of Jacob
Jacob or Israel asked to be buried with his fathers in the cave of Ephron the Hittite.
Jacob drew up his feet, breathed his last and was gathered to his people.