While his children were still huddled around Yaakov, he envisioned their future, especially the time when their descendants would settle in Eretz Yisrael, the land of Israel. By blessing them, Yaakov actually shaped the entire future of Bnei Yisrael in the Holy Land. Not all the blessings were positive, however. Some of Yaakov’s words were actually very sharp criticisms.
These are the words of Yaakov to his 12 children, the 12 tribes of Israel.