He said: The Lord came from Sinai, and dawned from Seir upon us; he shone forth from Mount Paran. With him were myriads of holy ones; at his right, a host of his own.
Indeed, O favorite among peoples, all his holy ones were in your charge; they marched at your heels, accepted direction from you.
Moses charged us with the law, as a possession for the assembly of Jacob.
There arose a king in Jeshurun, when the leaders of the people assembled— the united tribes of Israel.
May Reuben live, and not die out, even though his numbers are few.
And this he said of Judah: O Lord, give heed to Judah, and bring him to his people; strengthen his hands for him, and be a help against his adversaries.
And of Levi he said: Give to Levi your Thummim, and your Urim to your loyal one, whom you tested at Massah, with whom you contended at the waters of Meribah;
who said of his father and mother, "I regard them not"; he ignored his kin, and did not acknowledge his children. For they observed your word, and kept your covenant.
They teach Jacob your ordinances, and Israel your law; they place incense before you, and whole burnt offerings on your altar.
Bless, O Lord, his substance, and accept the work of his hands; crush the loins of his adversaries, of those that hate him, so that they do not rise again.