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Genesis 49:9-11 New King James Version (NKJV)

Judah is a lion’s whelp;
From the prey, my son, you have gone up.
He [a]bows down, he lies down as a lion;
And as a lion, who shall rouse him?
10 The [b]scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
Until Shiloh comes;
And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.
11 Binding his donkey to the vine,
And his donkey’s colt to the choice vine,
He washed his garments in wine,
And his clothes in the blood of grapes.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 49:9 couches
  2. Genesis 49:10 A symbol of kingship
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Genesis 49:9-11 New International Version (NIV)

You are a lion’s cub, Judah;
    you return from the prey, my son.
Like a lion he crouches and lies down,
    like a lioness—who dares to rouse him?
10 The scepter will not depart from Judah,
    nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,[a]
until he to whom it belongs[b] shall come
    and the obedience of the nations shall be his.
11 He will tether his donkey to a vine,
    his colt to the choicest branch;
he will wash his garments in wine,
    his robes in the blood of grapes.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 49:10 Or from his descendants
  2. Genesis 49:10 Or to whom tribute belongs; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
New International Version (NIV)

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