1 These are the blessings that Moses, the man of God, pronounced on the people of Israel before he died:
3 »Jehovah loves his people. All Your holy ones are in your hand. They followed in your steps and everyone receives your words.
4 »Moses commanded us with a law these teachings, a heritage of the assembly of Jacob.
5 »He was king in Jeshurun Israel when the leaders and all the tribes of the people of Israel were gathered.
LET RUBEN LIVE AND NOT DIE
6 »Do not let his men be few.«
REGARDING JUDAH HE SAID
7 »Hear, O Jehovah, the voice of Judah, and bring him to his people. With his hands he contended for them. May you Jehovah be help against his adversaries.«
OF LEVI HE SAID
8 »Let Your Thummim and Your Urim belong to your godly man, whom you tested at Massah and with whom you contended at the waters of Meribah.
9 »Who said of his father and mother: I have not seen them; and he did not acknowledge his brothers, nor did he regard his own sons. They observed your word and kept your covenant.
10 »They will teach your ordinances to Jacob, and your Law to Israel. They will burn incense before you, and whole burnt offerings on your altar.
11 »O Jehovah, bless his skills 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.«
OF BENJAMIN HE SAID
12 »May the beloved of Jehovah dwell in security by him who shields him all the day. He dwells between his shoulders.«
CONCERNING JOSEPH HE SAID
13 »Blessed of Jehovah is his land. Bless it with the dew from heaven above and with the deep waters lying below.
14 »Bless with the choice yield of the sun, and with the bounty produced each month.
15 »Bless with the best things of the ancient mountains, and with the choice things of the everlasting hills.
16 »Bless with the choice things of the earth and its fullness. Let the favor of him who dwelt in the bush 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 bulls, majesty is his. His horns are the horns of the wild bull. With them he will push the peoples, all at once, to the ends of the earth. They are the ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh.«
OF ZEBULUN HE SAID
18 »Rejoice Zebulun in your going out. And rejoice Issachar in your tents.
19 »They will call peoples to the mountain. There they will offer righteous sacrifices. They will draw out the abundance of the seas and the hidden treasures of the sand.«
CONCERNING GAD HE SAID
20 »Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad. He lies down as a lion and tears the arm, also the crown of the head.
21 »He provided the first part for himself. There the ruler's portion was reserved. He came with the leaders of the people and executed his ordinance of Israel and the justice of Jehovah.«
OF DAN HE SAID
22 »Dan is a lion's cub. He leaps forth from Bashan.«
OF NAPHTALI HE SAID
23 »O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full of the blessing of Jehovah, take possession of the sea and the south.«
REGARDING ASHER HE SAID
24 »Asher is the most blessed with sons. May his brothers favor him. And may he dip his foot in oil.
25 »Your locks will be iron and bronze. According to your days, so will your leisurely walk be.
26 »There is none like the God of Jeshurun Israel. He rides the heavens to give you help. He goes through the skies in his majesty.
27 »The eternal God is a dwelling place. Underneath are the everlasting arms. He drove out the enemy from before you, and said: Destroy!
28 »Israel dwells in security. The fountain of Jacob is secluded in a land of grain and new wine. His heavens also drop down dew.
29 »You are blessed O Israel. Who is like you, a people saved by Jehovah? He is the shield of your help and the sword of your majesty! So your enemies will cringe before you and you will tread upon their high places.«