summarised in 140 characters or less
Jacob gathered his sons and blessed each of them. He charged them to bury him with Abraham in the cave in Canaan, and then he died.
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Read Genesis 49 in full at Bible Gateway.
Some beautiful thoughts in this chapter.
V9 Reference to The Lion of Judah
V28 The sons comprised the12 tribes of Israel
V28 Each son received a blessing appropriate to himself
V33 Jacob breathed his last and was gathered to his people - what a promise!
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