"Zebulun will live beside the sea. His shore will be a haven for ships. His territory will reach as far as Sidon.
"Issachar is no better than a donkey That lies stretched out between its saddlebags.
But he sees that the resting place is good And that the land is delightful. So he bends his back to carry the load And is forced to work as a slave.
"Dan will be a ruler for his people. They will be like the other tribes of Israel.
Dan will be a snake at the side of the road, A poisonous snake beside the path, That strikes at the horse's heel, So that the rider is thrown off backward.
"I wait for your deliverance, Lord.
"Gad will be attacked by a band of robbers, But he will turn and pursue them.
"Asher's land will produce rich food. He will provide food fit for a king.
"Naphtali is a deer that runs free, Who bears lovely fawns.
"Joseph is like a wild donkey by a spring, A wild colt on a hillside.
His enemies attack him fiercely And pursue him with their bows and arrows.