Genesis 49:10 Commentary - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphicssceptre. First occ Put by Metonymy (of Adjunct) for Him Who holds it. Septuagint and Targ read "ruler". See Num 24:17. Psa 45:6. Zec 10:11.
lawgiver. First occurance. Compare Num 21:18. Deu 33:21. Psa 60:7; Psa 108:8. Isa 33:22.
from between his feet = from his posterity. Put by Fig, Euphemy (App-6). Septuagint and Targum of Onkelos read "from his thighs", i.e. "his seed". Compare Deu 28:57.
until Shiloh come = until He, Shiloh, comes. So Aq., Sym., Syriac. Note the six Pentateuch titles: "Seed" (Gen 3:15), "Shiloh" (Gen 49:10), "Sceptre" (Gen 49:10), "Shepherd" and "Stone" (Gen 49:24), "Star" (Num 24:17).
gathering. Hebrew. yikhah = obedience, submission (not kabaz, as in Jer 31:10). Note the Structure of this verse (Alternation).
a | The Sceptre shall not depart from Judah, a | Until He, Shiloh, come [Whose right it is, Ez. Gen 21:27]
b | Nor a Lawgiver from his seed, b | And [until] to Him, [the Lawgiver, shall be] the obedience of the peoples.
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