Genesis 49:10 NIV
Jacob is the speaker of this prophecy about his fourth sons. Judah had the right of the first born, and so would have authority over his brothers. The words for scepter and staff in Hebrew have about the same meaning – stick. But the scepter carries the idea of clan or tribe with it. (There are other Hebrew words for scepter.) Staffs and rods also can be signs of authority, such as Moses’ rod in the Exodus. This is one of many passages that talk of the “nations” and them being part of His kingdom.
By Пакко – Picture taken in Veliko Tarnovo exhibition “Symbols of the bulgarian system of state”, 22 of Semtember 2008, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4859839