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  • Luke 24:50-51
    Jesus led his disciples out to the area near Bethany. Then he lifted up his hands and blessed them.While he was blessing them, he left them. He was taken up into heaven.
  • Numbers 6:23-27
    “ Tell Aaron and his sons,‘ Here is how I want you to bless the Israelites. Say to them,“‘ “May the Lord bless you and take good care of you.May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.May the Lord look on you with favor and give you peace.” ’“ In that way they will put the blessing of my name on the Israelites. And I will bless them.”
  • 2 Chronicles 30 27
    The priests and Levites gave their blessing to the people. God heard them. Their prayer reached all the way to heaven. It’s the holy place where God lives.
  • 1 Kings 8 55
    He stood in front of the whole community of Israel. He blessed them with a loud voice. He said,
  • Genesis 49:28
    All these are the 12 tribes of Israel. That’s what their father said to them when he blessed them. He gave each one the blessing that was just right for him.
  • Genesis 48:15-20
    Then Israel gave Joseph his blessing. He said,“ May God bless these boys. He is the God of my grandfather Abraham and my father Isaac. They walked faithfully with him. He is the God who has been my shepherd all my life right up to this day.He is the Angel who has saved me from all harm. May he bless these boys. May they be called by my name. May they also be called by the names of my grandfather Abraham and my father Isaac. And may the number of them greatly increase on the earth.”Joseph saw his father putting his right hand on Ephraim’s head. And Joseph didn’t like it. So he took hold of his father’s hand to move it over to Manasseh’s head.Joseph said to him,“ No, my father. Here’s my older son. Put your right hand on his head.”But his father wouldn’t do it. He said,“ I know, my son. I know. He too will become a nation. He too will become great. But his younger brother will be greater than he is. His children after him will become a group of nations.”On that day, Jacob gave them his blessing. He said,“ The people of Israel will bless others in your name. They will say,‘ May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.’ ” So he put Ephraim ahead of Manasseh.
  • 2 Samuel 6 20
    David returned home to bless his family. Saul’s daughter Michal came out to meet him. She said,“ You are the king of Israel. You have really brought honor to yourself today, haven’t you? You have gone around half- naked right in front of the female slaves of your officials. You acted like a fool!”
  • Genesis 27:20-40
    Isaac asked his son,“ How did you find it so quickly, my son?”“ The Lord your God gave me success,” he replied.Then Isaac said to Jacob,“ Come near so I can touch you, my son. I want to know whether you really are my son Esau.”Jacob went close to his father. Isaac touched him and said,“ The voice is the voice of Jacob. But the hands are the hands of Esau.”Isaac didn’t recognize Jacob. Jacob’s hands were covered with hair like those of his brother Esau. So Isaac blessed him.“ Are you really my son Esau?” he asked.“ I am,” Jacob replied.Isaac said,“ My son, bring me some of your wild meat to eat. Then I’ll give you my blessing.” Jacob brought it to him. So Isaac ate. Jacob also brought some wine. And Isaac drank.Then Jacob’s father Isaac said to him,“ Come here, my son. Kiss me.”So Jacob went to him and kissed him. When Isaac smelled the clothes, he gave Jacob his blessing. He said,“ It really is the smell of my son. It’s like the smell of a field that the Lord has blessed.May God give you dew from heaven. May he give you the richness of the earth. May he give you plenty of grain and fresh wine.May nations serve you. May they bow down to you. Rule over your brothers. May the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed. And may those who bless you be blessed.”When Isaac finished blessing him, Jacob left his father. Just then his brother Esau came in from hunting.He too prepared some tasty food. He brought it to his father. Then Esau said to him,“ My father, please sit up. Eat some of my wild meat. Then give me your blessing.”His father Isaac asked him,“ Who are you?”“ I’m your son,” he answered.“ I’m Esau, your oldest son.”Isaac began to shake all over. He said,“ Then who hunted a wild animal and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came. I gave him my blessing. And he will certainly be blessed!”Esau heard his father’s words. Then he yelled loudly and bitterly. He said to his father,“ Bless me! Bless me too, my father!”But Isaac said,“ Your brother came and tricked me. He took your blessing.”Esau said,“ Isn’t Jacob just the right name for him? This is the second time he has taken advantage of me. First, he took my rights as the oldest son. And now he’s taken my blessing!” Then Esau asked,“ Haven’t you saved any blessing for me?”Isaac answered Esau,“ I’ve made him ruler over you. I’ve made all his relatives serve him. And I’ve provided him with grain and fresh wine. So what can I possibly do for you, my son?”Esau said to his father,“ Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!” Then Esau wept loudly.His father Isaac answered him,“ You will live far away from the fruit of the earth. You will live far away from the dew of heaven above.You will live by using the sword. And you will serve your brother. But you will grow restless. Then you will throw off the heavy load he has caused you to carry.”
  • Genesis 28:1-4
    So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him,“ Don’t get married to a Canaanite woman.Go at once to Paddan Aram. Go to the house of your mother’s father Bethuel. Find a wife for yourself there. Take her from among the daughters of your mother’s brother Laban.May the Mighty God bless you. May he give you children. May he make your family larger until you become a community of nations.May he give you and your children after you the blessing he gave to Abraham. Then you can take over the land where you now live as an outsider. It’s the land God gave to Abraham.”
  • 2 Corinthians 13 14
  • 1 Timothy 3 16
    There is no doubt that true godliness comes from this great mystery. Jesus came as a human being. The Holy Spirit proved that he was the Son of God. He was seen by angels. He was preached among the nations. People in the world believed in him. He was taken up to heaven in glory.
  • Deuteronomy 32:1
    Heavens, listen to me. Then I will speak. Earth, hear the words of my mouth.
  • Hebrews 11:20-21
    Isaac had faith. So he blessed Jacob and Esau. He told them what was ahead for them.Jacob had faith. So he blessed each of Joseph’s sons. He blessed them when he was dying. Because of his faith he worshiped God. Jacob worshiped as he leaned on the top of his walking stick.
  • Genesis 47:7-10
    Then Joseph brought his father Jacob in to meet Pharaoh. Jacob gave Pharaoh his blessing.Then Pharaoh asked him,“ How old are you?”Jacob said to Pharaoh,“ The years of my journey through life are 130. My years have been few and hard. They aren’t as many as the years of my father and grandfather before me.”Jacob gave Pharaoh his blessing. Then he left him.