8 Judah, your brothers shall praise you;
your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;
your fathers sons shall bow down before you.
9 Judah is a lions whelp;
from the prey, my son, you have gone up.
He crouches down, he stretches out like a lion,
like a lionesswho dares rouse him up?
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah,
nor the rulers staff from between his feet,
until tribute comes to him;*
and the obedience of the peoples is his.
11 Binding his foal to the vine
and his donkeys colt to the choice vine,
he washes his garments in wine
and his robe in the blood of grapes;
12 his eyes are darker than wine,
and his teeth whiter than milk.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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