33:1 This is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
33:2 He said, Yahweh came from Sinai, Rose from Seir to them; He shined forth from Mount Paran, He came from the ten thousands of holy ones: At his right hand was a fiery law for them.
33:3 Yes, he loves the people; All his saints are in your hand: They sat down at your feet; [Everyone] shall receive of your words.
33:4 Moses commanded us a law, An inheritance for the assembly of Jacob.
33:5 He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, All the tribes of Israel together.
33:6 Let Reuben live, and not die; Nor let his men be few.
33:7 This is [the blessing] of Judah: and he said, Hear, Yahweh, the voice of Judah, Bring him in to his people. With his hands he contended for himself; You shall be a help against his adversaries.
33:8 Of Levi he said, Your Thummim and your Urim are with your godly one, Whom you did prove at Massah, With whom you did strive at the waters of Meribah;
33:9 Who said of his father, and of his mother, I have not seen him; Neither did he acknowledge his brothers, Nor knew he his own children: For they have observed your word, Keep your covenant.
33:10 They shall teach Jacob your ordinances, Israel your law: They shall put incense before you, Whole burnt offering on your altar.
33:11 Bless, Yahweh, his substance, Accept the work of his hands: Smite through the loins of those who rise up against him, Of those who hate him, that they not rise again.
33:12 Of Benjamin he said, The beloved of Yahweh shall dwell in safety by him; He covers him all the day long, He dwells between his shoulders.
33:13 Of Joseph he said, Blessed of Yahweh be his land, For the precious things of the heavens, for the dew, For the deep that couches beneath,
33:14 For the precious things of the fruits of the sun, For the precious things of the growth of the moons,
33:15 For the chief things of the ancient mountains, For the precious things of the everlasting hills,
33:16 For the precious things of the earth and the fullness of it, The good will of him who lived in the bush. Let [the blessing] come on the head of Joseph, On the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.
33:17 The firstborn of his herd, majesty is his; His horns are the horns of the wild-ox: With them he shall push the peoples all of them, [even] the ends of the earth: They are the ten thousands of Ephraim, They are the thousands of Manasseh.
33:18 Of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; Issachar, in your tents.
33:19 They shall call the peoples to the mountain; There shall they offer sacrifices of righteousness: For they shall suck the abundance of the seas, The hidden treasures of the sand.
33:20 Of Gad he said, Blessed be he who enlarges Gad: He dwells as a lioness, Tears the arm, yes, the crown of the head.
33:21 He provided the first part for himself, For there was the lawgiver's portion reserved; He came [with] the heads of the people; He executed the righteousness of Yahweh, His ordinances with Israel.
33:22 Of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's cub, That leaps forth from Bashan.
33:23 Of Naphtali he said, Naphtali, satisfied with favor, Full with the blessing of Yahweh, Possess you the west and the south.
33:24 Of Asher he said, Blessed be Asher with children; Let him be acceptable to his brothers, Let him dip his foot in oil.
33:25 Your bars shall be iron and brass; As your days, so shall your strength be.
33:26 There is none like God, Jeshurun, Who rides on the heavens for your help, In his excellency on the skies.
33:27 The eternal God is [your] dwelling-place, Underneath are the everlasting arms. He thrust out the enemy from before you, Said, Destroy.
33:28 Israel dwells in safety, The fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine; Yes, his heavens drop down dew.
33:29 Happy are you, Israel: Who is like you, a people saved by Yahweh, The shield of your help, The sword of your excellency! Your enemies shall submit themselves to you; You shall tread on their high places.