1 Now this [is] the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
2 And he said: "The LORD came from Sinai, And dawned on them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran, And He came with ten thousands of saints; From His right hand [Came] a fiery law for them.
3 Yes, He loves the people; All His saints [are] in Your hand; They sit down at Your feet; [Everyone] receives Your words.
4 Moses commanded a law for us, A heritage of the congregation of Jacob.
5 And He was King in Jeshurun, When the leaders of the people were gathered, All the tribes of Israel together.
6 " Let Reuben live, and not die, [Nor] let his men be few."
7 And this he said of Judah: "Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, And bring him to his people; Let his hands be sufficient for him, And may You be a help against his enemies."
8 And of Levi he said: "[Let] Your Thummim and Your Urim [be] with Your holy one, Whom You tested at Massah, And with whom You contended at the waters of Meribah,
9 Who says of his father and mother, 'I have not seen them'; Nor did he acknowledge his brothers, Or know his own children; For they have observed Your word And kept Your covenant.
10 They shall teach Jacob Your judgments, And Israel Your law. They shall put incense before You, And a whole burnt sacrifice on Your altar.
11 Bless his substance, LORD, And accept the work of his hands; Strike the loins of those who rise against him, And of those who hate him, that they rise not again."
12 Of Benjamin he said: "The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by Him, [Who] shelters him all the day long; And he shall dwell between His shoulders."
13 And of Joseph he said: "Blessed of the LORD [is] his land, With the precious things of heaven, with the dew, And the deep lying beneath,
14 With the precious fruits of the sun, With the precious produce of the months,
15 With the best things of the ancient mountains, With the precious things of the everlasting hills,
16 With the precious things of the earth and its fullness, And the favor of Him who dwelt in the bush. Let [the blessing] come 'on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him [who was] separate from his brothers.'
17 His glory [is like] a firstborn bull, And his horns [like] the horns of the wild ox; Together with them He shall push the peoples To the ends of the earth; They [are] the ten thousands of Ephraim, And they [are] the thousands of Manasseh."
18 And of Zebulun he said: "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, And Issachar in your tents!
19 They shall call the peoples [to] the mountain; There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness; For they shall partake [of] the abundance of the seas And [of] treasures hidden in the sand."
20 And of Gad he said: "Blessed [is] he who enlarges Gad; He dwells as a lion, And tears the arm and the crown of his head.
21 He provided the first [part] for himself, Because a lawgiver's portion was reserved there. He came [with] the heads of the people; He administered the justice of the LORD, And His judgments with Israel."
22 And of Dan he said: "Dan [is] a lion's whelp; He shall leap from Bashan."
23 And of Naphtali he said: "O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, And full of the blessing of the LORD, Possess the west and the south."
24 And of Asher he said: "Asher [is] most blessed of sons; Let him be favored by his brothers, And let him dip his foot in oil.
25 Your sandals [shall be] iron and bronze; As your days, [so shall] your strength [be.]
26 "[There is] no one like the God of Jeshurun, [Who] rides the heavens to help you, And in His excellency on the clouds.
27 The eternal God [is your] refuge, And underneath [are] the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say, 'Destroy!'
28 Then Israel shall dwell in safety, The fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens shall also drop dew.
29 Happy [are] you, O Israel! Who [is] like you, a people saved by the LORD, The shield of your help And the sword of your majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you, And you shall tread down their high places."
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