- Your father’s sons will bow down to you.
- Obedience of the nations
- Purple robe
- The Messiah will come from the tribe of Judah.
- His reign and kingdom will never end.
- His robe will be the color of wine.
- The reference to the donkey and branches foreshadows the triumphal entry.
- The reference to tethering to a vine.
- The lineage of Jesus: Matthew 1:3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Aram,
- Luke 1:32-33…The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.
- John 19:2 And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him.
- Mark 11:2-10 Jesus told two of his disciples to bring a specific donkey’s colt to Him. Jesus rode it through the streets while people said, “Hosanna! Praised and blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord!Praised and blessed in the name of the Lord is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna (O save us) in the highest [heaven]!” AMP
- John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
c. I can cry out, “Hosanna (save me/us),” knowing that His kingdom and government will know no end. I have no confidence in the ungodly path our government is taking. On a personal level, I face many challenges. If I remain in Him, I will bear good fruit.
7. The territory of the tribe of Zebulun lines up with the prophecy. Isaiah 9:1 Gives an additional prophecy relating to the Messiah – the area of Galilee that played a prominent role in the ministry of Jesus.
8. Why would Issachar submit to forced labor? The Israelites’ doom was always the result of forsaking God. Keying in on the prophecy’s verbiage, lying down and resting could mean they were lazy or perhaps just passive.
Their resting place would be pleasant. This would likely attract the attention of less passive and opportunistic people. Rather than fight – and neglecting to cry out to God – perhaps they would submit to forced labor.
9. Judges 18:30b …Jonathan son of Gershom, Moses’ son, and his sons served as priests for the tribe of Dan until the land was captured. (I’m not very confident about this answer. What did you find? Please leave a comment.) UPDATE: Samson see Judges 13–16. Judges 13:2 says Samson’s father was from the Danite clan.