1And this is the blessing,
wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
2And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount
Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.
3Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at
thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.
commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
5And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
6Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not
his men be few.
7And this is the blessing
of Judah: and he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him;
and be thou an help to him from his enemies.
of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst
strive at the waters of Meribah;
unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children:
for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.
shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine
11Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept
the work of his hands; smite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of them that hate him, that they rise not
12And of Benjamin he said, The beloved
of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
13And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD
be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,
14And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things
put forth by the moon,
15And for the chief
things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
16And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt
in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his
17His glory is like the firstling
of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: 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.
18And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in
19They shall call the people unto
the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of
treasures hid in the sand.
20And of Gad he
said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.
21And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the
lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his judgments
22And of Dan he said, Dan is
a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.
of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west and
24And of Asher he said, Let Asher
be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.
25Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
26There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun,
who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.
27The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the
enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop
29Happy art thou, O Israel: who
is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies
shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places