Then the LORD said to Moses,
"Instruct Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing:
'May the LORD bless you and protect you.
May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.'
This is how Aaron and his sons will designate the Israelites as my people, a and I myself will bless them."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)