Take no part in their secrets, O my soulsoul; keep far away, O my heart, from their meetings; for in their wrathwrath they putputmenmen to death, and for their pleasurepleasure even oxen were wounded.
A curse on their passion for it was bitter; and on their wrathwrath for it was cruel. I will let their heritage in JacobJacob be broken up, driving them from their places in IsraelIsrael.
To you, JudahJudah, will your brothersbrothers give praise: your handhand will be on the neck of your haters; your fatherfather's sons will go down to the earth before you.
9JudahJudah is a young lionyoung lion; like a lionlionfullfull of meat you have become great, my sonson; now he takes his rest like a lionlion stretched out and like an oldoldlionlion; by whom will his sleep be broken?
The rod of authority will not be taken from JudahJudah, and he will not be without a law-giver, till he comescomes who has the right to it, and the peoples will putput themselves under his rule.
Blessings of sons, old and young, to the fatherfather: blessings of the oldest mountainsmountains and the fruit of the eternaleternalhillshills: let them come on the headhead of JosephJoseph, on the crown of him who was separate from his brothersbrothers.
27BenjaminBenjamin is a wolfwolf, searching for meat: in the morningmorning he takes his food, and in the eveningevening he makes division of what he has taken.