listen to Israel your father.
and the beginning of my strength,
excelling in dignity and excelling in power.
because you went up to your father’s bed;
then defiled it. He went up to my couch.
their swords are weapons of violence.
my glory, do not be united to their assembly.
For in their anger they killed men.
In their self–will they hamstrung cattle.
and their wrath, for it was cruel.
I will divide them in Jacob
and scatter them in Israel.
your hand will be on the neck of your enemies!
Your father’s sons will bow down before you.
nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
until he comes to whom it belongs;
and to him will the obedience of the peoples be.
He will be for a haven of ships.
His border will be on Sidon.
the land, that it was pleasant.
He bows his shoulder to the burden,
and becomes a servant doing forced labor.
as one of the tribes of Israel.
an adder in the path,
that bites the horse’s heels
so that his rider falls backward.
but he will press on their heel.
He will yield royal delights.
who bears beautiful fawns.
a fruitful vine by a spring:
his branches run over the wall.
shot at him, and persecute him,
the arms of his hands were made strong
by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob
(from there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel),
by the Almighty who will bless you
with blessings of heaven above,
blessings of the deep that lies below,
blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
above the blessings of your ancestors,
above the boundaries of the ancient hills.
They will be on the head of Joseph,
on the crown of the head of him who is separated from his brothers.
In the morning he will devour the prey.
At evening he will divide the spoil.”Jacob’s Burial Instructions
29He instructed them and said to them, “I am to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
30in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, that is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, that Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite as a burial place.
31There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife. There they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah–
32the field and the cave that is in it that was purchased from the children of Heth.”
33When Jacob made an end of charging his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed and yielded up the spirit, and was gathered to his people.