Genesis 49:18
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English Standard Version
I wait for your salvation, O LORD.

King James Bible
I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

American Standard Version
I have waited for thy salvation, O Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will look for thy salvation, 0 Lord.

English Revised Version
I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have waited for thy salvation O LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In Genesis 49:11 and Genesis 49:12 Jacob finishes his blessing on Judah by depicting the abundance of his possessions in the promised land. "Binding his she-ass to the vine, and to the choice vine his ass's colt; he washes his garment in wine, and his cloak in the blood of the grape: dull are the eyes with wine, and white the teeth with milk." The participle אסרי has the old connecting vowel, i, before a word with a preposition (like Isaiah 22:16; Micah 7:14, etc.); and בּני in the construct state, as in Genesis 31:39. The subject is not Shiloh, but Judah, to whom the whole blessing applies. The former would only be possible, if the fathers and Luther were right in regarding the whole as an allegorical description of Christ, or if Hoffmann's opinion were correct, that it would be quite unsuitable to describe Judah, the lion-like warrior and ruler, as binding his ass to a vine, coming so peacefully upon his ass, and remaining in his vineyard. But are lion-like courage and strength irreconcilable with a readiness for peace? Besides, the notion that riding upon an ass is an image of a peaceful disposition seems quite unwarranted; and the supposition that the ass is introduced as an animal of peace, in contrast with the war-horse, is founded upon Zechariah 9:9, and applied to the words of the patriarch in a most unhistorical manner. This contrast did not exist till a much later period, when the Israelites and Canaanites had introduced war-horses, and is not applicable at all to the age and circumstances of the patriarchs, since at that time the only animals there were to ride, beside camels, were asses and she-asses (Genesis 22:3 cf. Exodus 4:20; Numbers 22:21); and even in the time of the Judges, and down to David's time, riding upon asses was a distinction of nobility or superior rank (Judges 1:14; Judges 10:4; Judges 12:14; 2 Samuel 19:27). Lastly, even in Genesis 49:9, Genesis 49:10 Judah is not depicted as a lion eager for prey, or as loving war and engaged in constant strife, but, according to Hoffmann's own words, "as having attained, even before the coming of Shiloh, to a rest acquired by victory over surrounding foes, and as seated in his place with the insignia of his dominion." Now, when Judah's conflicts are over, and he has come to rest, he also may bind his ass to the vine and enjoy in peaceful repose the abundance of his inheritance. Of wine and milk, the most valuable productions of his land, he will have such a superabundance, that, as Jacob hyperbolically expresses it, he may wash his clothes in the blood of the grape, and enjoy them so plentifully, that his eyes shall be inflamed with wine, and his teeth become white with milk.

(Note: Jam de situ regionis loquitur, quae sorte filiis Judae obtigit. Significat autem tantam illic fore vitium copiam, ut passim obviae prostent non secus atque alibi vepres vel infrugifera arbusta. Nam quum ad sepes ligari soleant asini, vites ad hunc contemptibilem usum aeputat. Eodem pertinet quae sequuntur hyperbolicae loquendi formae, quod Judas lavabit vestem suam in vino, et oculis eritrubicundus. Tantam enim vini abundantiam fore intelligit, ut promiscue ad lotiones, perinde ut aqua effundi queat sine magno dispendio; assiduo autem largioreque illius potu rubedinem contracturi sint oculi. Calvin.)

The soil of Judah produced the best wine in Canaan, near Hebron and Engedi (Numbers 13:23-24; Sol 1:4; 2 Chronicles 26:10 cf. Joel 1:7.), and had excellent pasture land in the desert by Tekoah and Carmel, to the south of Hebron (1 Samuel 25:2; Amos 1:1; 2 Chronicles 26:10). סוּתה: contracted from סווּתה, from סוה to envelope, synonymous with מסוה a veil (Exodus 34:33).

Genesis 49:18 Parallel Commentaries

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Psalm 14:7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD brings back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice...

Psalm 25:6 Remember, O LORD, your tender mercies and your loving kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.

Psalm 62:1,5 Truly my soul waits on God: from him comes my salvation...

Psalm 85:7 Show us your mercy, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.

Psalm 119:41,166,174 Let your mercies come also to me, O LORD, even your salvation, according to your word...

Psalm 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden to the hand of her mistress...

Psalm 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope.

Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD...

Isaiah 36:8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray you, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses...

Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy on you...

Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for you: be you their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honorable counselor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly to Pilate...

Luke 1:30 And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God.

Luke 2:25,30 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout...

Luke 23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews...

Romans 8:19,25 For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God...

Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

Cross References
Genesis 49:17
Dan shall be a serpent in the way, a viper by the path, that bites the horse's heels so that his rider falls backward.

Exodus 15:2
The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

Psalm 25:5
Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Psalm 40:1
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Psalm 119:166
I hope for your salvation, O LORD, and I do your commandments.

Psalm 119:174
I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.

Proverbs 14:32
The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.

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