Deuteronomy 33

The Blessing of Moses

Now this is the blessing with which Moses a the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death. He said, b “The  Lord came from Sinai,
c And
Lit rose to
dawned on them from Seir;
e He shone forth from Mount Paran,
And He came from f the
Lit myriads of holiness
midst of ten thousand holy ones;
h At His right hand there was
Or a fiery law
flashing lightning for them.
j Indeed, He loves
Lit peoples
the people;
l All
Lit His
Your holy ones are in Your hand,
n And they
Or lie down at Your feet
followed in Your steps;
Everyone receives of Your words.
p Moses charged us with a law,
q A possession for the assembly of Jacob.
r And He was king in Jeshurun,
When the heads of the people were gathered,
The tribes of Israel together.

s May Reuben live and not die,
Nor his men be few.”

t And this regarding Judah; so he said, Hear, O  Lord, the voice of Judah,
And bring him to his people.
With his hands he contended for
Lit him
them,
And may You be a help against his adversaries.”

Of Levi he said, Let Your v Thummim and Your Urim belong to
Lit him
Your x godly man,
y Whom You proved at Massah,
With whom You contended at the waters of Meribah;
z Who said of his father and his mother,
I did not consider them’;
And he did not acknowledge his brothers,
Nor did he regard his own sons,
For aa they observed Your word,
And kept Your covenant.
10  ab They shall teach Your ordinances to Jacob,
And Your law to Israel.
ac They shall put incense
Lit in Your nostrils
before You,
And ae whole burnt offerings on Your altar.
11 “O  Lord, bless his substance,
And accept the work of his hands;
Shatter the loins of those who rise up against him,
And those who hate him, so that they will not rise again.”

12 Of Benjamin he said, af May the beloved of the  Lord dwell in security by Him,
ag Who shields him all the day,
ah And he dwells between His shoulders.”

13 Of Joseph he said, ai Blessed of the  Lord be his land,
With the choice things of heaven, with the dew,
And from the deep lying beneath,
14 And with the choice yield of the sun,
And with the choice produce of the months.
15 “And with the
Or chief
best things of ak the ancient mountains,
And with the choice things of the everlasting hills,
16 And with the choice things of the earth and its fullness,
And the favor al of Him who dwelt in the bush.
Let it come to the head of Joseph,
And to the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers.
17 As the firstborn of his ox, majesty is his,
And his horns are the horns of am the wild ox;
With them he will an push the peoples,
All
Or together
at once, to the ends of the earth.
And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
And those are the thousands of Manasseh.”

18  ap Of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going forth,
And, Issachar, in your tents.
19  aq They will call peoples to the mountain;
There they will offer ar righteous sacrifices;
For they will
Lit suck
draw out at the abundance of the seas,
And the hidden treasures of the sand.”

20  au Of Gad he said, Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad;
He lies down av as a
Or lioness
lion,
And tears the arm, also the crown of the head.
21  ax “Then he
Lit saw
provided the first part for himself,
az For there the ruler’s portion was
Or covered up
reserved;
bb And he came with the leaders of the people;
bc He executed the justice of the  Lord,
And His ordinances with Israel.”

22  bd Of Dan he said, Dan is be a lion’s whelp,
That leaps forth from Bashan.”

23 Of Naphtali he said, bf O Naphtali, satisfied with favor,
And full of the blessing of the  Lord,
Take possession of the sea and the south.”

24  bg Of Asher he said, More blessed than sons is Asher;
May he be favored by his brothers,
bh And may he dip his foot in oil.
25  bi Your locks will be iron and bronze,
bj And according to your days, so will your leisurely walk be.

26  bk There is none like the God of
I.e. Israel
Jeshurun,
bm Who rides the heavens
Lit in
to your help,
And through the skies in His majesty.
27  bo The eternal God is a
Or refuge
dwelling place,
bq And underneath are the everlasting arms;
br And He drove out the enemy from before you,
bs And said, ‘Destroy!’
28  bt So Israel dwells in security,
bu The fountain of Jacob secluded,
bv In a land of grain and new wine;
bw His heavens also drop down dew.
29  bx Blessed are you, O Israel;
by Who is like you, a people saved by the  Lord,
bz Who is the shield of your help
ca And the sword of your majesty!
cb So your enemies will cringe before you,
cc And you will tread upon their high places.”

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