|Genesis 49: 2, 8 - 10
||Assemble and hear, O sons of Jacob, and hearken to Israel your father.
||Judah, your brothers shall praise you; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons shall bow down before you.
||Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as a lioness; who dares rouse him up?
||The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.