Deuteronomy 33

Deuteronomy Chapter 33 KJV

1Moses' prophecy before his death, beginning with a display of God's majesty, and regard for Israel. 6The blessing of Reuben; 7of Judah; 8of Levi; 12of Benjamin; 13of Joseph; 18of Zebulun and Issachar; 20of Gad; 22of Dan; 23of Naphtali; 24of Asher. 26The excellency of Israel.
1 And this is the 1blessing, wherewith Moses the 2man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
2 And he said, 1The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came 2with ten thousands of saints: from his 3right hand went aa fiery law for them.
3 Yea, he 1loved the people; all his 2saints are in thy hand: and they sat down 3at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.
4 1Moses commanded us a law, even the 2inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
5 And he was 1king in 2Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
6 ¶ Let 1Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
7 ¶ And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, 1Hear, 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.
8 ¶ And of Levi he said, Let 1thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy 2holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with 3whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
9 Who 1said unto his father and to his mother, I have not 2seen him; 3neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.
10 1They shall ateach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: bthey shall put 2incense cbefore thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.
11 Bless, Lord, his 1substance, and 2accept the work of his hands: 3smite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of them that hate him, that they rise not again.
12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the Lord shall 1dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
13 ¶ And of Joseph he said, 1Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for 2the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,
14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things aput forth by the bmoon,
15 And 1for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
16 And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the 1good 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 2separated from his brethren.
17 His 1glory is like 2the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of aunicorns: with them 3he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are 4the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
18 ¶ And of Zebulun he said, 1Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.
19 They shall 1call the people unto the mountain; there 2they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.
20 ¶ And of Gad he said, 1Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth 2as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.
21 And he 1provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of 2the lawgiver, was he aseated; and he came 3with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the Lord, and his judgments with Israel.
22 ¶ And of Dan he said, Dan is 1a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.
23 ¶ And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied 1with favour, and full with the blessing of the Lord: possess thou the west and 2the south.
24 ¶ And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed 1with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.
25 aThy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
26 There is 1none like unto the God of 2Jeshurun, who 3rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.
27 The 1eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he 2shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
28 Israel 1then shall dwell in safety alone: the 2fountain of Jacob shall be upon 3a land of corn and wine; also his heavens 4shall drop down dew.
29 1Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, 2the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and 3thine enemies ashall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
Deuteronomy 33