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Deuteronomy 33 (New American Standard)

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The Blessing of Moses

1 Now this is the blessing with which Moses 1the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death. 2 He said, "2The LORD came from Sinai, 3And adawned on them from Seir; 4He shone forth from Mount Paran, And He came from 5the bmidst of ten thousand holy ones; 6At His right hand there was cflashing lightning for them. 3 "7Indeed, He loves dthe people; 8All eYour holy ones are in Your hand, 9And they ffollowed in Your steps; Everyone receives of Your words. 4 "10Moses charged us with a law, 11A possession for the assembly of Jacob. 5 "12And He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, The tribes of Israel together. 6 "13May Reuben live and not die, Nor his men be few." 7 14And 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 help against his adversaries." 8 Of Levi he said, "Let Your 15Thummim and Your Urim belong to hYour 16godly man, 17Whom You proved at Massah, With whom You contended at the waters of Meribah; 9 18Who 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. 10 "20They shall teach Your ordinances to Jacob, And Your law to Israel. 21They shall put incense ibefore You, And 22whole burnt offerings on Your altar. 11 "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." 12 Of Benjamin he said, "23May the beloved of the LORD dwell in security by Him, 24Who shields him all the day, 25And he dwells between His shoulders." 13 Of Joseph he said, "26Blessed of the LORD be his land, With the choice things of heaven, with the dew, And from the deep lying beneath, 14 And with the choice yield of the sun, And with the choice produce of the months. 15 "And with the jbest things of 27the ancient mountains, And with the choice things of the everlasting hills, 16 And with the choice things of the earth and its fullness, And the favor 28of Him who dwelt in the bush. Let it come to the head of Joseph, And to the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers. 17 "As the firstborn of his ox, majesty is his, And his horns are the horns of 29the wild ox; With them he will 30push the peoples, All kat once, to the ends of the earth. And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And those are the thousands of Manasseh." 18 31Of Zebulun he said, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going forth, And, Issachar, in your tents. 19 "32They will call peoples to the mountain; There they will offer 33righteous sacrifices; For they will ldraw out 34the abundance of the seas, And the hidden treasures of the sand." 20 35Of Gad he said, "Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad; He lies down 36as a mlion, And tears the arm, also the crown of the head. 21 "37Then he nprovided the first part for himself, 38For there the ruler's portion was oreserved; 39And he came with the leaders of the people; 40He executed the justice of the LORD, And His ordinances with Israel." 22 41Of Dan he said, "Dan is 42a lion's whelp, That leaps forth from Bashan." 23 Of Naphtali he said, "43O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, And full of the blessing of the LORD, Take possession of the sea and the south." 24 44Of Asher he said, "More blessed than sons is Asher; May he be favored by his brothers, 45And may he dip his foot in oil. 25 "46Your locks will be iron and bronze, 47And according to your days, so will your leisurely walk be. 26 "48There is none like the God of pJeshurun, 49Who rides the heavens qto your help, And through the skies in His majesty. 27 "50The eternal God is a rdwelling place, 51And underneath are the everlasting arms; 52And He drove out the enemy from before you, 53And said, 'Destroy!' 28 "54So Israel dwells in security, 55The fountain of Jacob secluded, 56In a land of grain and new wine; 57His heavens also drop down dew. 29 "58Blessed are you, O Israel; 59Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, 60Who is the shield of your help 61And the sword of your majesty! 62So your enemies will cringe before you, 63And you will tread upon their high places."
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