oses, the man of God, blessed the Israelites with this blessing before he died.
e said, "The LORD came from Sinai. For his people he rose from Seir [like the sun]. He appeared like sunshine from Mount Paran. He came with tens of thousands of holy ones. On his right was a raging fire for them.
ou certainly love your people. All your holy ones are in your hands. They bow at your feet to receive your instructions.
oses gave us these teachings. They belong to the assembly of Jacob.
he LORD was king of Jeshurun when the leaders of the people assembled together with all the tribes of Israel.
May the tribe of Reuben live and not die out, though their people are few in number."
his is what he said about the tribe of Judah: "Hear the cry of Judah, O LORD, and bring them to their people. They must defend themselves. Help them against their enemies."
bout the tribe of Levi he said, "Your Thummim and Urim belong to your faithful people. You tested your people at Massah. You quarreled with them at the oasis of Meribah.
hey said that they didn't know their father and mother. They didn't recognize their own brothers. They didn't acknowledge their own children. But they obeyed your word and were faithful to the terms of your promise.
hey teach Jacob your rules and give Israel your teachings. They burn incense for you to smell and sacrifice burnt offerings on your altar.