"1And He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, The tribes of Israeltogether.
"2May Reubenlive and not die, Nor his men be few."
73And 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 athem, And may You be a helpagainst his adversaries."
Of Levi he said, "Let Your 4Thummim and Your Urim belong to bYour 5godlyman, 6Whom You proved at Massah, With whom You contended at the waters of Meribah ;
97Who 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 8they observed Your word, And kept Your covenant.
"9They shall teach Your ordinances to Jacob, And Your law to Israel. 10They shall putincensecbefore You, And 11wholeburntofferings 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, "12May the beloved of the LORDdwell in security by Him, 13Who shields him all the day, 14And he dwellsbetween His shoulders."
Of Joseph he said, "15Blessed 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 dbestthings of 16the ancientmountains, And with the choicethings of the everlastinghills,