Yaaqob gathers his sons to tell them what shall befall them in the last days.
Also read The Testimonies Of The Twelve Patriarchs.
Beresith / Genesis 49:1-33 , “Gather together, so that I declare to you what is to befall you in the last days: And Ya‛aqoḇ called his sons .
Re’uḇĕn, you are my first-born, my power and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of exaltation and the excellency of power. Boiling like water, you do not excel, because you went up to your father’s bed, then you defiled it – he went up to my couch.
Shim‛on and Lĕwi are brothers, their weapons are implements of violence Let my being not enter their council, let my esteem not be united to their assembly; because they slew a man in their displeasure and they lamed an ox in pleasure. “Cursed be their displeasure for it is fierce and their wrath for it is cruel! I divide them in Ya‛aqoḇ and scatter them in Yasharal.
Yahuḏah, your brothers praise you; your hand is on the neck of your enemies; your father’s children bow down before you Yahuḏah is a lion’s cub; from the prey you have gone up, my son! He bowed down, he crouched like a lion. And like a lion, who does rouse him? The sceptre shall not turn aside from Yahuḏah, nor a Lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes (This is the foretelling of MASHYACH=shilo)and to Him is the obedience of peoples.
Zeḇulun dwells at the seashore, he is for a haven for ships and his border is unto zion.
Yissasḵar is a strong donkey lying down between two burdens, and he saw that a resting place was good and that the land was pleasant and he inclined his shoulder to bear a burden and became a subject to slave labour.
Dan rightly rules his people as one of the tribes of Yasharal. Dan is a serpent by the way, an adder by the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider falls backward.
Gaḏ, a raiding band raids him, but he raids its heel.
Bread from Ashĕr is rich and he gives delicacies of a sovereign.
Naphtali is a deer let loose, he gives words of elegance.
Yosĕph (ephriam & manessah) is an offshoot of a fruit- bearing tree, an offshoot of a fruit- bearing tree by a fountain, his branches run over a wall. And the archers have bitterly grieved him, shot at him and hated him.But his bow remained in strength and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty One of Ya‛aqoḇ – from there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Yasharal from the Al of your father who helps you and by the Almighty who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
Binyamin is a wolf that tears, in the morning he eats prey and at night he divides the spoil.