Deuteronomy, Chapter 33


And this [is] the blessing [with] which Moses the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death.

And he said: The LORD came from Sinai and rose up from Seir to them. He shone forth from Mount Paran, and He came with ten thousands of saints. From His right went a fiery law for them.

Yea, He loved the people. All His saints [are] in Your hand, and they sat down at Your feet. Everyone shall receive of Your words.

Moses commanded us a law, the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people [and] the tribes of Israel were gathered.

Let Reuben live and not die, and let [not] his men be few.

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And this for Judah: And he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him to his people. Let his hands be sufficient for him, and You shall be a help [to him] from his enemies.

And of Levi he said, [Let] Your Thummim and Your Urim [be] with Your holy one whom You proved at Massah; You strove with him at the Waters of Strife,

who said to his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; and he has not acknowledged his brothers, nor knew his own son, for they have observed Your word and kept Your covenant.

Let them teach Jacob Your judgments, and Israel Your law. Let them put incense before You and whole burnt sacrifice on Your altar.

O, LORD, bless his strength, and accept the work of his hands. Strike through the loins of those who rise against him, and [of those] who hate him, that they should not rise again.

Of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall live in safety beside Him, [and] shall cover him all the day long, yea he shall dwell between His shoulders.

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And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD [be] his land, with the precious things of the heavens, for the dew, and for the deep that crouches beneath,

and for the precious fruits of by the sun, and with the best yield of [the] months.

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And with the first of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the everlasting hills,

and for the precious things of the earth and fullness of it, and [for] the good will of Him who lived in the Bush. Let the blessing come on the head of Joseph, and on the top of the head of him who was separated from his brothers.

His glory [is like] the first-born of his bull, and his horns are like the horns of the wild ox. With them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth. And they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, and Issachar in your tents.

They shall call the peoples to the mountain. There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness, for they shall suck the bounty of the seas and treasures hidden in the sand.

And of Gad he said, Blessed [is] he who makes Gad greater. He lives as a lion and tears the arm and the crown of the head.

And he provided the first part for himself, because there was the portion of the lawgiver hidden. And he came [with] the heads of the people. He executed the justice of the LORD, and His judgments with Israel.

And of Dan he said, Dan [is] a lion's whelp. He shall leap from Bashan.

And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full with the blessing of the LORD, possess the west and the south.

And of Asher he said, Asher [shall be] blessed with sons, let him be pleasing to his brothers, and let him dip his foot in oil.

Your shoes [shall be] iron and bronze. And as your days, so shall your strength be.

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[There is] none like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heaven to your help, and in His majesty on the clouds.

The eternal God [is your] refuge, and underneath [are] the everlasting arms. And He shall throw the enemy out from before you, and shall say, Destroy!

And Israel shall dwell in safety alone; the fountain of Jacob in a land of grain and wine; and his heavens shall drop down dew.

Blessed [are] you, O Israel! Who [is] like you, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, and who [is] the sword of your excellency! And your enemies shall be found liars to you, and you shall tread on their high places.

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