Genesis 49:8

“Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iudah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the necke of thine enemies, thy fathers children shall bow downe before thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Judah, your brothers shall praise you; Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; Your father's sons shall bow down to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Judah, thee shall thy brethren praise: Thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; Thy father's sons shall bow down before thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To you, Judah, will your brothers give praise: your hand will be on the neck of your haters; your father's sons will go down to the earth before you.
- Basic English Bible

Judah -- [as to] thee, thy brethren will praise thee; Thy hand will be upon the neck of thine enemies; Thy father's children will bow down to thee.
- Darby Bible

Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise; thy hand shall be on the neck of thy enemies: thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
- Webster's Bible

Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies. Your father's sons will bow down before you.
- World English Bible

Judah! thou -- thy brethren praise thee! Thy hand [is] on the neck of thine enemies, Sons of thy father bow themselves to thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Judah, thee shall thy brethren praise; thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; thy father's sons shall bow down before thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 49:8


49:8 Judah's name signifies praise, in allusion to which he saith, Thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise, God was praised for him, #Gen 29:35|, praised by him, and praised in him; and therefore his brethren shall praise him. Thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies - This was fulfilled in David, #Psa 18:40|. Thy father's children shall bow down before thee - Judah was the law - giver, #Psa 60:7|. That tribe led the van through the wilderness, and in the conquest of Canaan, #Jud 1:2|. The prerogatives of the birth - right which Reuben had forfeited, the excellency of dignity and power, were thus conferred upon Judah. Thy brethren shall bow down before thee, and yet shall praise thee, reckoning themselves happy in having so wise and bold a commander.


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