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Opening Worship:

Scripture Reading:

Genesis 49:1-33 (esv.org)

Jacob Blesses His Sons
Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you what shall happen to you xin days to come.

2 “Assemble and listen, O sons of Jacob,listen to Israel your father.3 “Reuben, you are ymy firstborn,my might, and the zfirstfruits of my strength,preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power.4 Unstable as water, you shall not have preeminence,because you awent up to your father’s bed;then you defiled it—he went up to my couch!5 b“Simeon and Levi are brothers;weapons cof violence are their swords.6 Let my soul come not into their council;dO my glory, ebe not joined to their company.For in their anger they killed men,and in their willfulness they fhamstrung oxen.7 Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce,and their wrath, for it is cruel!I will gdivide them in Jacoband scatter them in Israel.8 “Judah, hyour brothers shall praise you;iyour hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;jyour father’s sons shall bow down before you.9 Judah is ka lion’s cub;from the prey, my son, you have gone up.lHe stooped down; he crouched as a lionand as a lioness; who dares rouse him?10 The mscepter shall not depart from Judah,nor the ruler’s staff nfrom between his feet,until tribute comes to him;1and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.11 Binding his foal to the vineand his donkey’s colt to the choice vine,he has washed his garments in wineand his vesture in the blood of grapes.12 His oeyes are darker than wine,and his teeth whiter than milk.13 p“Zebulun shall dwell at the qshore of the sea;he shall become a haven for ships,and his border shall be at Sidon.14 r“Issachar is a strong donkey,crouching between the sheepfolds.215 He saw that a resting place was good,and that the land was pleasant,so he bowed his shoulder to bear,and sbecame a servant at forced labor.16 t“Dan shall ujudge his peopleas one of the tribes of Israel.17 Dan vshall be a serpent in the way,a viper by the path,that bites the horse’s heelsso that his rider falls backward.18 I wwait for your salvation, O LORD.19 x“Raiders shall raid yGad,3but he shall raid at their heels.20 z“Asher’s food shall be rich,and he shall yield royal delicacies.21 a“Naphtali is a doe let loosethat bears beautiful fawns.422 “Joseph is ba fruitful bough,a fruitful bough by a spring;his branches run over the wall.523 The archers cbitterly attacked him,shot at him, and harassed him severely,24 yet dhis bow remained unmoved;his arms6 were made agileby the hands of the eMighty One of Jacob(from there is fthe Shepherd,7 gthe Stone of Israel),25 hby the God of your father who will help you,by ithe Almighty8 jwho will bless youwith blessings of heaven above,blessings of the deep that crouches beneath,blessings of the breasts and of the womb.26 The blessings of your fatherare mighty beyond the blessings of my parents,up to the bounties kof the everlasting hills.9May they be lon the head of Joseph,and on the brow of him who was set apart from his brothers.27 m“Benjamin is a ravenous wolf,in the morning devouring the preyand at evening ndividing the spoil.”

Jacob’s Death and Burial
28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel. This is what their father said to them as he blessed them, blessing each with the blessing suitable to him. 29 Then he commanded them and said to them, “I am to be ogathered to my people; pbury me with my fathers qin the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, 30 in the cave that is in the field at Machpelah, to the east of Mamre, in the land of Canaan, rwhich Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite to possess as a burying place. 31 sThere they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife. There tthey buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah— 32 the field and the cave that is in it were bought from the Hittites.” 33 When Jacob finished commanding his sons, he drew up his feet into the bed and breathed his last and uwas gathered to his people.


"Jacob's Prophesy" - Rev. Andy Park


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