Genesis 27:29

Hebrew Bible

28 May God give you the dew of the sky and the richness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine. 29 May peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. You will be lord over your brothers, and the sons of your mother will bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed, and those who bless you be blessed. 30 Isaac had just finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had scarcely left his father’s presence, when his brother Esau returned from the hunt. 31 He also prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Esau said to him, “My father, get up and eat some of your son’s wild game. Then you can bless me.”

Numbers 24:9

Hebrew Bible

8 God brought them out of Egypt. They have, as it were, the strength of a young bull; they will devour hostile people, and will break their bones, and will pierce them through with arrows. 9 They crouch and lie down like a lion, and as a lioness, who can stir him? Blessed is the one who blesses you, and cursed is the one who curses you!’” 10 Then Balak became very angry at Balaam, and he struck his hands together. Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, and look, you have done nothing but bless them these three times! 11 So now, go back where you came from! I said that I would greatly honor you, but now the Lord has stood in the way of your honor.”

 Notes and References

"... Numbers 24:9 ... The images in verse 9b are taken from Isaac’s blessing to Jacob in Genesis 27:29 and in verse 9a, from Jacob’s blessing for Judah in Genesis 49:9 ..."

Milgrom, Jacob Numbers: The Traditional Hebrew Text with the New JPS Translation (p. 205) Jewish Publication Society, 1990

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