From Pastor Perry

05/05/2017 Gen. 49:8-12

Genesis 49:8–12 (ESV)

Jacob Blesses His Sons (Part 2)

        “Judah, your brothers shall praise you;

your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;

your father’s sons shall bow down before you.

        Judah is a lion’s cub;

from the prey, my son, you have gone up.

           He stooped down; he crouched as a lion

and as a lioness; who dares rouse him?

    10    The scepter shall not depart from Judah,

nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,

           until tribute comes to him;

and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.

    11    Binding his foal to the vine

and his donkey’s colt to the choice vine,

           he has washed his garments in wine

and his vesture in the blood of grapes.

    12    His eyes are darker than wine,

and his teeth whiter than milk.



Where the blessings were actually curses before Judah, well Judah is receiving blessings! Judah is blessed with as a ruler and of power.  The Lutheran Study Bible states: “Judah is like a ruler mounted on a donkey, bringing peace to the nations he rules. He stops, ties up his mount, and walks the people’s vineyard, tasting the wine and smiling joyfully. His garments are dyed scarlet purple, the color of wealth and rulership.”  Jesus is the Lion of Judah!  This is a messianic blessing through the tribe of Judah.


Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible (p. 90). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.

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