Jacob Blesses His Family and a
Bible Study of Genesis
lesson for Genesis Bible
study teaches us
about how the twelve tribes of Israel came about as
Jacob blesses his family.
received the most. Why?
Blessing of Jacob ( Israel )
brothers shall praise you; Your hand shall be on
the neck of your enemies;
Your fathers sons
shall bow down to you.
Judah is a
lions whelp; From the prey, my son, you
have gone up.
He couches, he lies down
as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him
The scepter shall
not depart from Judah, Nor the rulers
staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh
And to him shall be the
obedience of the peoples.
He ties his foal to
the vine, And his donkeys colt to the
He washes his garments in
wine, And his robes in the blood of
His eyes are dull
from wine, And his teeth white from milk. .." -
Birth of a
This passage seems to go on
and on with Jacob naming each son and telling how
the past of each would be a reflection of the
future. But, in reality Jacob was forming the
twelve tribes of Israel.
The nation of Israel is
Today is the
I am not focusing on the
birth of Israel in this lesson even though this is
an historical event.
What I would like to mention
is - what we do today will become the past
What are you doing today and
how will it affect your future and the future of
those around you?
Something for all of us to
think about. This is why
the main point I'd like to present is about Judah.
Received a Lion's Share of the Blessing
Why was he promised so much
by Jacob's blessing?
Wasn't Judah the brother who
sold Joseph into slavery?
It may be that Judah was the
one brother who was changed so dramatically and was
truly concerned with his other brother Benjamin,
and his father when Joseph was putting him through
Line of Judah
Nevertheless, Judah was
blessed greatly by God and produced the line of
kings of Israel. And, the
Kings of Judah are the ancestors of David and
Savior, Jesus Christ.
God is the
These verses show how God can
work in all situations and bring about His glory,
even to the extent of knowing what the future will
God knows our future
Love in Christ
If you would like to discover
how to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
here for the John 3:16 verse
and read the information.
Read the passage
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King James Version
Verses about the blessing of Jacob
and the beginning of Israel are from New
American Standard Bible & New King James
Version - Lessons from Life Application Study
Bible: NIV - Passage above credited to Lockman