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Moses’ Final Blessing on Israel

33 Now this is athe blessing with which Moses bthe man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. And he said:

c“The Lord came from Sinai,

And dawned on them from dSeir;

He shone forth from eMount Paran,

And He came with ften thousands of saints;

From His right hand

Came a fiery law for them.

3 Yes, gHe loves the people;

hAll His saints are in Your hand;

They isit down at Your feet;

Everyone jreceives Your words.

4 kMoses 1commanded a law for us,

lA heritage of the congregation of Jacob.

5 And He was mKing in nJeshurun,

When the leaders of the people were gathered,

All the tribes of Israel together.

6 “Let oReuben live, and not die,

Nor let his men be few.”

And this he said of pJudah:

“Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah,

And bring him to his people;

qLet his hands be sufficient for him,

And may You be ra help against his enemies.”

And of sLevi he said:

tLet Your 2Thummim and Your Urim be with Your holy one,

uWhom You tested at Massah,

And with whom You contended at the waters of Meribah,

9 vWho says of his father and mother,

‘I have not wseen them’;

xNor did he acknowledge his brothers,

Or know his own children;

For ythey have observed Your word

And kept Your covenant.

10 zThey shall teach Jacob Your judgments,

And Israel Your law.

They shall put incense before You,

aAnd a whole burnt sacrifice on Your altar.

11 Bless his substance, Lord,

And baccept the work of his hands;

Strike the loins of those who rise against him,

And of those who hate him, that they rise not again.”

12 Of Benjamin he said:

“The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him,

Who shelters him all the day long;

And he shall dwell between His shoulders.”

13 And of Joseph he said:

c“Blessed of the Lord is his land,

With the precious things of heaven, with the ddew,

And the deep lying beneath,

14 With the precious fruits of the sun,

With the precious produce of the months,

15 With the best things of ethe ancient mountains,

With the precious things fof the everlasting hills,

16 With the precious things of the earth and its fullness,

And the favor of gHim who dwelt in the bush.

Let the blessing come h‘on the head of Joseph,

And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.’

17 His glory is like a ifirstborn bull,

And his horns like the jhorns of the wild ox;

Together with them

kHe shall push the peoples

To the ends of the earth;

lThey are the ten thousands of Ephraim,

And they are the thousands of Manasseh.”

18 And of Zebulun he said:

m“Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,

And Issachar in your tents!

19 They shall ncall the peoples to the mountain;

There othey shall offer sacrifices of righteousness;

For they shall partake of the abundance of the seas

And of treasures hidden in the sand.”

20 And of Gad he said:

“Blessed is he who penlarges Gad;

He dwells as a lion,

And tears the arm and the crown of his head.

21 qHe provided the first part for himself,

Because a lawgiver’s portion was reserved there.

rHe came with the heads of the people;

He administered the justice of the Lord,

And His judgments with Israel.”

22 And of Dan he said:

“Dan is a lion’s whelp;

sHe shall leap from Bashan.”

23 And of Naphtali he said:

“O Naphtali, tsatisfied with favor,

And full of the blessing of the Lord,

uPossess the west and the south.”

24 And of Asher he said:

v“Asher is most blessed of sons;

Let him be favored by his brothers,

And let him wdip his foot in oil.

25 Your sandals shall be xiron and bronze;

As your days, so shall your strength be.

26There is yno one like the God of zJeshurun,

aWho rides the heavens to help you,

And in His excellency on the clouds.

27 The eternal God is your brefuge,

And underneath are the everlasting arms;

cHe will thrust out the enemy from before you,

And will say, ‘Destroy!’

28 Then dIsrael shall dwell in safety,

eThe fountain of Jacob falone,

In a land of grain and new wine;

His gheavens shall also drop dew.

29 hHappy are you, O Israel!

iWho is like you, a people saved by the Lord,

jThe shield of your help

And the sword of your majesty!

Your enemies kshall submit to you,

And lyou shall tread down their 3high places.”


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