Genesis 49:27
New International Version
"Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder."

New Living Translation
"Benjamin is a ravenous wolf, devouring his enemies in the morning and dividing his plunder in the evening."

English Standard Version
“Benjamin is a ravenous wolf, in the morning devouring the prey and at evening dividing the spoil.”

Berean Study Bible
Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder.”

New American Standard Bible
"Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning he devours the prey, And in the evening he divides the spoil."

King James Bible
Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

Christian Standard Bible
Benjamin is a wolf; he tears his prey. In the morning he devours the prey, and in the evening he divides the plunder."

Contemporary English Version
Benjamin, you are a fierce wolf, destroying your enemies morning and evening.

Good News Translation
"Benjamin is like a vicious wolf. Morning and evening he kills and devours."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Benjamin is a wolf; he tears his prey. In the morning he devours the prey, and in the evening he divides the plunder."

International Standard Version
"Benjamin is vicious like a wolf; what he kills in the morning he devours in the evening."

NET Bible
Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning devouring the prey, and in the evening dividing the plunder."

New Heart English Bible
"Benjamin is a ravenous wolf. In the morning he will devour the prey. At evening he will divide the spoil."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"[Benjamin] is a ravenous wolf. In the morning he devours his prey. In the evening he divides the plunder."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Benjamin is a wolf that raveneth; In the morning he devoureth the prey, And at even he divideth the spoil.'

New American Standard 1977
“Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning he devours the prey, And in the evening he divides the spoil.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Benjamin, ravening wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and in the evening he shall divide the spoil.

King James 2000 Bible
Benjamin is ravenous as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

American King James Version
Benjamin shall shred as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

American Standard Version
Benjamin is a wolf that raveneth: In the morning she shall devour the prey, And at even he shall divide the spoil.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Benjamin, as a ravening wolf, shall eat still in the morning, and at evening he gives food.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Benjamin a ravenous wolf, in the morning shall eat the prey, and in the evening shall divide the spoil.

Darby Bible Translation
Benjamin -- [as] a wolf will he tear to pieces; In the morning he will devour the prey, And in the evening he will divide the booty.

English Revised Version
Benjamin is a wolf that ravineth: In the morning he shall devour the prey, And at even he shall divide the spoil.

Webster's Bible Translation
Benjamin shall raven as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

World English Bible
"Benjamin is a ravenous wolf. In the morning he will devour the prey. At evening he will divide the spoil."

Young's Literal Translation
Benjamin! a wolf teareth; In the morning he eateth prey, And at evening he apportioneth spoil.'
Study Bible
Jacob Blesses His Sons
26The blessings of your father have surpassed the blessings of the ancient mountains and the bounty of the everlasting hills. May they rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince of his brothers. 27Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder.” 28These are the tribes of Israel, twelve in all, and this was what their father said to them. He blessed them, and he blessed each one with a suitable blessing.…
Cross References
Genesis 49:26
The blessings of your father have surpassed the blessings of the ancient mountains and the bounty of the everlasting hills. May they rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince of his brothers.

Genesis 49:28
These are the tribes of Israel, twelve in all, and this was what their father said to them. He blessed them, and he blessed each one with a suitable blessing.

Numbers 1:36
From the sons of Benjamin, according to the records of their clans and families, counting the names of those twenty years of age or older who could serve in the army,

Numbers 34:21
Elidad son of Chislon from the tribe of Benjamin;

Treasury of Scripture

Benjamin shall shred as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

ravin.

Genesis 35:18
And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

Genesis 46:21
And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

Deuteronomy 33:12
And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.

a wolf.

Numbers 23:24
Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

Judges 3:15-29
But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab…

Judges 20:21,25
And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites that day twenty and two thousand men…

at night.

Jeremiah 5:6
Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

Ezekiel 22:25,27
There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof…

Hosea 13:7,8
Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them: …







Lexicon
Benjamin
בִּנְיָמִין֙ (bin·yā·mîn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1144: Benjamin -- 'son of the right hand', youngest son of Jacob, also the name of two other Israelites

is a ravenous wolf;
זְאֵ֣ב (zə·’êḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2061: A wolf

in the morning
בַּבֹּ֖קֶר (bab·bō·qer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

he devours
יֹ֣אכַל (yō·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

the prey,
עַ֑ד (‘aḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5706: Booty, prey

in the evening
וְלָעֶ֖רֶב (wə·lā·‘e·reḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6153: Evening

he divides
יְחַלֵּ֥ק (yə·ḥal·lêq)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

the plunder.”
שָׁלָֽל׃ (šā·lāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7998: A prey, spoil, plunder, booty
(27) Benjamin.--With this description of their ancestor agrees the character of his race, which was the most spirited and warlike of all the tribes of Israel.

It would be interesting to compare the notices of the several tribes in the subsequent history with Jacob's blessing of their progenitors, and with that also given by Moses. The fathers, moreover, found in the words of the patriarch faint foreshadowings of the spiritual truths of Christianity. But such discussions exceed the limits of a commentary, and it has seemed best to give only the primary explanation of Jacob's words, in accordance, as far as possible, with the standpoint of the patriarch himself.

Verse 27. - Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf (literally, a wolf, he shall tear in pieces): in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil. The prediction alludes to the warlike character of the tribe of Benjamin, which was manifested in Ehud the judge (Judges 3:15), and Saul the king of Israel (1 Samuel 11:6-11; 1 Samuel 14:13, 15, 47, 48), who both sprang from Rachel's younger son. 49:22-27 The blessing of Joseph is very full. What Jacob says of him, is history as well as prophecy. Jacob reminds him of the difficulties and fiery darts of temptations he had formerly struggled through. His faith did not fail, but through his trials he bore all his burdens with firmness, and did not do anything unbecoming. All our strength for resisting temptations, and bearing afflictions, comes from God; his grace is sufficient. Joseph became the shepherd of Israel, to take care of his father and family; also the stone of Israel, their foundation and strong support. In this, as in many other things, Joseph was a remarkable type of the Good Shepherd, and tried Corner Stone of the whole church of God. Blessings are promised to Joseph's posterity, typical of the vast and everlasting blessings which come upon the spiritual seed of Christ. Jacob blessed all his sons, but especially Joseph, who was separated from his brethren. Not only separated in Egypt, but, possessing eminent dignity, and more devoted to God. Of Benjamin it is said, He shall ravin as a wolf. Jacob was guided in what he said by the Spirit of prophecy, and not by natural affection; else he would have spoken with more tenderness of his beloved son Benjamin. Concerning him he only foresees and foretells, that his posterity should be a warlike tribe, strong and daring, and that they should enrich themselves with the spoils of their enemies; that they should be active. Blessed Paul was of this tribe, Ro 11:1; Php 3:5; he, in the morning of his day, devoured the prey as a persecutor, but in the evening divided the spoils as a preacher; he shared the blessings of Judah's Lion, and assisted in his victories.
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