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Genesis 49:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Benjamin is a wolf that raveneth: In the morning he shall devour the prey, And at even he shall divide the spoil.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Benjamin shall ravin [as] a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning he devours the prey, And in the evening he divides the spoil.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Benjamin shall raven [as] a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Benjamin, a wolf that teareth in pieces, In the morning, he eateth prey, And, at eventide, he divideth spoil.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Benjamin! a wolf teareth; In the morning he eateth prey, And at evening he apportioneth spoil.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Benjamin a ravenous wolf, in the morning shall eat the prey, and in the evening shall divide the spoil.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Beniamin shall rauine [as] a wolfe: In the morning hee shall deuoure the pray, and at night he shall diuide the spoile.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Benjamin, as a ravening wolf, shall eat still in the morning, and at evening he gives food.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Binyamin shall ravin [as] a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Binyämîn בִּניָמִין 1144
{1144} Prime
בִּנְיָמִן
Binyamiyn
{bin-yaw-mene'}
From H1121 and H3225; son of (the) right hand; Binjamin, youngest son of Jacob; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory.
shall ravin 2963
{2963} Prime
טָרַף
taraph
{taw-raf'}
A primitive root; to pluck off or pull to pieces; causatively to supply with food (as in morsels).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[as] a wolf: 2061
{2061} Prime
זְאֵב
z@'eb
{zeh-abe'}
From an unused root meaning to be yellow; a wolf.
in the morning 1242
{1242} Prime
בֹּקֶר
boqer
{bo'-ker}
From H1239; properly dawn (as the break of day); generally morning.
he shall devour 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the prey, 5706
{5706} Prime
עַד
`ad
{ad}
The same as H5703 in the sense of the aim of an attack; booty.
and at night 6153
{6153} Prime
עֶרֶב
`ereb
{eh'-reb}
From H6150; dusk.
he shall divide 2505
{2505} Prime
חָלַק
chalaq
{khaw-lak'}
A primitive root; to be smooth (figuratively); by implication (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the spoil. 7998
{7998} Prime
שָׁלָל
shalal
{shaw-lawl'}
From H7997; booty.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 49:27

_ _ Genesis 49:27-33. Benjamin.

_ _ shall ravin like a wolf — This tribe in its early history spent its energies in petty or inglorious warfare and especially in the violent and unjust contest (Judges 19:1-20:48), in which it engaged with the other tribes, when, notwithstanding two victories, it was almost exterminated.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 49:22-27.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 49:27

Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf — It is plain, Jacob was guided in what he said by a spirit of prophecy, and not by natural affection, else he would have spoken with more tenderness of his beloved son Benjamin, concerning whom he only foretells, that his posterity should be a warlike tribe, strong and daring, and that they should enrich themselves with the spoil of their enemies, that they should be active in the world, and a tribe as much feared by their neighbours as any other; in the morning he shall devour the prey which he seized and divided over night.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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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. ... And they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all men of valour; and there escaped not a man.
Judges 20:21 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.
Judges 20:25 And Benjamin went forth against them out of Gibeah the second day, and destroyed down to the ground of the children of Israel again eighteen thousand men; all these drew the sword.
1 Samuel 11:4-11 Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept. ... And it was [so] on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.
1 Samuel 14:1-15:35 Now it came to pass upon a day, that Jonathan the son of Saul said unto the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over to the Philistines' garrison, that [is] on the other side. But he told not his father. ... And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.
1 Samuel 17:1-58 Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which [belongeth] to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammim. ... And Saul said to him, Whose son [art] thou, [thou] young man? And David answered, I [am] the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.
Acts 8:3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed [them] to prison.
Acts 9:1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
Philippians 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, [of] the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

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 [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.
Ezekiel 22:27 Her princes in the midst thereof [are] like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
Hosea 13:7-8 Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe [them]: ... I will meet them as a bear [that is] bereaved [of her whelps], and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her [are] roaring lions; her judges [are] evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
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Gn 35:18; 46:21. Nu 23:24. Dt 33:12. Jg 3:15; 20:21, 25. 1S 11:4; 14:1; 17:1. Jr 5:6. Ezk 22:25, 27. Ho 13:7. Zp 3:3. Mt 7:15; 10:16. Ac 8:3; 9:1; 20:29. Php 3:5.

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