Deuteronomy 33:6-25

6 a  “Let Reuben live, and not die,
but let his men be few.”

7And this he said of Judah:

Hear, O  Lord, the voice of Judah,
and bring him in to his people.
With your hands contend
Probable reading; Hebrew  With his hands he contended
for him,
and be a help against his adversaries.”

8And c  of Levi he said,

“Give to Levi
Dead Sea Scroll, Septuagint; Masoretic Text lacks  Give to Levi
e  your Thummim,
and your Urim to your godly one,
f  whom you tested at Massah,
with whom you quarreled at the waters of Meribah;
9who said of his father and mother,
‘I regard them not’;
g  he disowned his brothers
and ignored his children.
For h  they observed your word
and kept your covenant.
10 i  They shall teach Jacob your rules
and Israel your law;
j  they shall put incense before you
and k  whole burnt offerings on your altar.
11Bless, O  Lord, his substance,
and l  accept the work of his hands;
crush the loins of his adversaries,
of those who hate him, that they rise not again.”

12 m  Of Benjamin he said,

“The beloved of the  Lord dwells in safety.
The High God
Septuagint; Hebrew  dwells in safety by him. He
surrounds
him all day long,
and dwells between his shoulders.”

13And o  of Joseph he said,

p  Blessed by the  Lord be his land,
with the choicest gifts of heaven q  above,
Two Hebrew manuscripts and Targum; Hebrew  with the dew

and of the deep that crouches beneath,
14with the choicest fruits of the sun
and the rich yield of the months,
15with the finest produce of the ancient mountains
and the abundance of s  the everlasting hills,
16with the best gifts of the earth and t  its fullness
and the favor of u  him who dwells in the bush.
May these rest on the head of Joseph,
on the pate of him who is prince among his brothers.
17 v  A firstborn bull
Dead Sea Scroll, Septuagint, Samaritan; Masoretic Text His firstborn bull
—he has majesty,
and his horns are the horns of a x  wild ox;
with them y  he shall gore the peoples,
all of them, to the ends of the earth;
z  they are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
and they are the thousands of Manasseh.”

18And of Zebulun he said,

aa  Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,
and Issachar, in your tents.
19They shall call peoples ab  to their mountain;
there they offer ac  right sacrifices;
for they draw from the abundance of the seas
and the hidden treasures of the sand.”

20And ad  of Gad he said,

Blessed be he who enlarges Gad!
Gad crouches ae  like a lion;
he tears off arm and scalp.
21 af  He chose the best of the land for himself,
for there a commander’s portion was reserved;
and ag  he came with the heads of the people,
with Israel he executed the justice of the  Lord,
and his judgments for Israel.”

22And ah  of Dan he said,

ai  Dan is a lion’s cub
aj  that leaps from Bashan.”

23And ak  of Naphtali he said,

“O Naphtali, sated with favor,
and full of the blessing of the  Lord,
al  possess the lake
Or west
and the south.”

24And an  of Asher he said,

“Most blessed of sons be Asher;
let him be the favorite of his brothers,
and let him ao  dip his foot in oil.
25Your bars shall be iron and bronze,
and as your days, so shall your strength be.
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