Genesis 49:1-4; Jacob’s Prophecy Concerning His Sons; Reuben first born; the Twelve Sons of Jacob, the Twelve tribes of IsraeL. B.C. 1689

Genesis Chapter 49 ________________________________________ This chapter is a prophecy; the likest to it we have yet met with was that of Noah, ch. ix. 25, &c. Jacob is here upon his death-bed, making his will. He put it off till now, because dying men's words are apt to make deep impressions, and to be remembered long: what he said here, he could not say when he would, but as the Spirit gave him utterance, who chose this time, that divine Continue Reading