THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
Moses blesses tribes of Israel—Levi blessed to teach the Lord’s judgments and his law—Joseph blessed above all; he shall gather Israel in latter days—Israel shall triumph.
the blessing, wherewith aMoses
of God cblessed
the children of dIsrael
before his death.
And he said, The Lord
came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he ashined
forth from mount bParan
, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went
a fiery law for them.
Yea, he loved the people; all his asaints are
in thy hand: and they sat down at thy bfeet
; every one
shall receive of thy words.
Moses commanded us a alaw
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 together.
¶ Let aReuben
live, and not die; and let not
his men be bfew
¶ And this is the blessing
: 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 bhelp to him
from his enemies.
¶ And of aLevi
he said, Let
thy Thummim and thy bUrim be
with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with
whom thou didst cstrive
at the waters of dMeribah
Who said aunto
his father and to his mother, I bhave
not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.
They shall ateach
Jacob thy bjudgments
, and Israel thy law: they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.
Bless, 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 again.
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.
¶ And of aJoseph
he said, Blessed of the Lord be
, for the cprecious
things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,
And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon,
And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting ahills
And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for
the good will of him that dwelt in the abush
: let the bblessing
come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was
separated from his brethren.
His aglory is like
the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like
the horns of bunicorns
: with them he shall cpush
the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are
the ten thousands of dEphraim
, and they are
the thousands of Manasseh.
¶ And of aZebulun
he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, bIssachar
, in thy tents.
They 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.
¶ And of aGad
he said, Blessed be
he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm bwith
the crown of the head.
And he provided the afirst
part for himself, because there, in
a portion of the lawgiver, was he
seated; and he came bwith
the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the Lord
, and his judgments with Israel.
¶ And of aDan
he said, Dan is
whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.
¶ And of aNaphtali
he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the Lord
: possess thou the bwest
and the south.
¶ And of aAsher
he said, Let
blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.
Thy ashoes shall be
iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall
thy strength be.
¶ There is
none like unto the God of aJeshurun
rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his bexcellency
on the sky.
God is thy brefuge
, and underneath are
the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the cenemy
from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
then shall dwell in bsafety
alone: the cfountain
of Jacob shall be
upon a land of corn and wine; also his dheavens
shall drop down dew.
thou, O Israel: who is
like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord
, the bshield
of thy help, and who is
the sword of thy cexcellency
! and thine enemies shall dbe
found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their ehigh