Now this is the blessing with whichMoses1the man of Godblessed the sons of Israelbefore his death.
He said, "2The LORDcame from Sinai, 3And adawned on them from Seir ; 4He shoneforth from MountParan, And He came from 5the bmidst of tenthousandholyones ; 6At His righthand there was cflashinglightning for them.
"7Indeed, He lovesdthe people ; 8AlleYour holyones are in Your hand, 9And they ffollowed in Your steps ; Everyone receives of Your words.
"10Mosescharged us with a law, 11A possession for the assembly of Jacob.
"12And He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, The tribes of Israeltogether.
"13May Reubenlive and not die, Nor his men be few."
714And this regarding Judah ; so he said, "Hear, O LORD, the voice of Judah, And bring him to his people. With his hands he contended for gthem, And may You be a helpagainst his adversaries."
Of Levi he said, "Let Your 15Thummim and Your Urim belong to hYour 16godlyman, 17Whom You proved at Massah, With whom You contended at the waters of Meribah ;
918Who said of his father and his mother, 'I did not consider them'; And he did not acknowledge his brothers, Nor did he regard his own sons, For 19they observed Your word, And kept Your covenant.
"20They shall teach Your ordinances to Jacob, And Your law to Israel. 21They shall putincenseibefore You, And 22wholeburntofferings on Your altar.
"O LORD, bless his substance, And accept the work of his hands ; Shatter the loins of those who rise up against him, And those who hate him, so that they will not rise again."
Of Benjamin he said, "23May the beloved of the LORDdwell in security by Him, 24Who shields him all the day, 25And he dwellsbetween His shoulders."
Of Joseph he said, "26Blessed of the LORD be his land, With the choicethings of heaven, with the dew, And from the deeplyingbeneath,
And with the choiceyield of the sun, And with the choiceproduce of the months.
"And with the jbestthings of 27the ancientmountains, And with the choicethings of the everlastinghills,
And with the choicethings of the earth and its fullness, And the favor28of Him who dwelt in the bush. Let it come to the head of Joseph, And to the crown of the head of the onedistinguished among his brothers.
"As the firstborn of his ox, majesty is his, And his horns are the horns of 29the wildox ; With them he will 30push the peoples, Allkat once, to the ends of the earth. And those are the tenthousands of Ephraim, And those are the thousands of Manasseh."
1831Of Zebulun he said, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your goingforth, And, Issachar, in your tents.
"32They will callpeoples to the mountain ; There they will offer33righteoussacrifices ; For they will ldraw out 34the abundance of the seas, And the hiddentreasures of the sand."
2035Of Gad he said, "Blessed is the one who enlargesGad ; He liesdown36as a mlion, And tears the arm, also the crown of the head.
"37Then he nprovided the first part for himself, 38For there the ruler'sportion was oreserved ; 39And he came with the leaders of the people ; 40He executed the justice of the LORD, And His ordinances with Israel."
2241Of Dan he said, "Dan is 42a lion'swhelp, That leaps forth from Bashan."
Of Naphtali he said, "43O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, And full of the blessing of the LORD, Takepossession of the sea and the south."
2444Of Asher he said, "Moreblessedthansons is Asher ; May he be favored by his brothers, 45And may he dip his foot in oil.
"46Your locks will be iron and bronze, 47And according to your days, so will your leisurelywalk be.
"48There is none like the God of pJeshurun, 49Who rides the heavensqto your help, And through the skies in His majesty.
"50The eternalGod is a rdwellingplace, 51And underneath are the everlastingarms ; 52And He drove out the enemy from before you, 53And said, 'Destroy !'
"54So Israeldwells in security, 55The fountain of Jacobsecluded, 56In a land of grain and newwine ; 57His heavensalsodropdowndew.
"58Blessed are you, O Israel ; 59Who is like you, a peoplesaved by the LORD, 60Who is the shield of your help61And the sword of your majesty ! 62So your enemies will cringe before you, 63And you will tread upon their highplaces."