And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of
Israel before his death.
And 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.
Yea, 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.
Moses commanded us a law, even 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 Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
And 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.
And 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;
Who said 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.
They shall teach Jacob thy judgements, 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
And 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
And 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,
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 hills,
And 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 brethren.
His 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.
And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy
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 Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and
teareth the arm with the crown of the head.
And 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 judgements 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 favour, and full with the
blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west and the south.
And 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.
Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy
help, and in his excellency on the sky.
The 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.
Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land
of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
Happy 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.