Genesis 49

March 22, 2017

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March 22, 2017: Genesis 49

Jacob is at the end of his life, and he calls his sons to gather for a final blessing. Jacob gives each of his sons a "blessing" as is suitable to each, but some of the blessings don't always have nice things associated with them. The blessing of the firstborn actually gets handed to the fourth, Judah, because Reuben earlier had an affair with one of Jacob's concubines, and Simeon and Levi had inacted violent revenge on the people of Shechem.

Question to consider:

* If you were a son of Israel, which of the blessings would you want for yourself? Which of the blessings would you least want?

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