The majesty of God.
Deuteronomy 33:1 And this [is] the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. Deuteronomy 33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose vp from Seir vnto them, hee shined foorth from mount Paran, and hee came with ten thousands of Saints: from his Right hand [went] a fierie Law for them. Deuteronomy 33:3 Yea hee loued the people; all his Saints [are] in thy hand: and they sate downe at thy feete; euery one shall receiue of thy wordes. Deuteronomy 33:4 Moses commaunded vs a Law, euen the inheritance of the Congregation of Iacob. Deuteronomy 33:5 And hee was King in Iesurun, when the heads of the people, [and] the Tribes of Israel were gathered together.
The blessings of the twelve tribes.
Deuteronomy 33:6 Let Reuben liue, and not die, and let [not] his men be few.
Deuteronomy 33:7 And this [is the blessing] of Iudah: and he said, Heare, LORD, the voice of Iudah, and bring him vnto his people: let his hands bee sufficient for him, and bee thou an helpe to him from his enemies.
Deuteronomy 33:8 And of Leui hee said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim [be] with thy holy one, whom thou diddest prooue at Massah, [& with] whom thou didst striue at the waters of Meribah: Deuteronomy 33:9 Who said vnto his father & to his mother, I haue not seene him, neither did hee acknowledge his brethren; nor knew his owne children: for they haue obserued thy word, and kept thy Couenant. Deuteronomy 33:10 They shal teach Iacob thy iudgments, and Israel thy Lawe: they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice vpon thine Altar. Deuteronomy 33:11 Blesse, LORD, his substance, and accept the worke of his handes, smite thorow the loines of them that rise against him, and of them that hate him, that they rise not againe.
Deuteronomy 33:12 [And] of Beniamin he said, The beloued of the LORD shall dwell in safetie by him, [and the Lord] shall couer him all the day long, and he shall dwell betweene his shoulders.
Deuteronomy 33:13 And of Ioseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heauen, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath; Deuteronomy 33:14 And for the precious fruits [brought forth] by the sunne, and for the precious things put forth by the moone, Deuteronomy 33:15 And for the chiefe things of the ancient mountaines, and for the precious things of the lasting hils, Deuteronomy 33:16 And for the precious things of the earth, and fulnesse thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let [the blessing] come vpon the head of Ioseph, and vpon the top of the head of him [that was] separated fro his brethren. Deuteronomy 33:17 His glory [is like] the firstling of his bullocke, & his hornes [are like] the hornes of Unicornes: 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.
Deuteronomy 33:18 And of Zebulun he said, Reioyce, Zebulun, in thy going out; and Issachar, in thy tents. Deuteronomy 33:19 They shall call the people vnto the mountaine, there they shal offer sacrifices of righteousnesse: for they shall sucke of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.
Deuteronomy 33:20 And of Gad he said, Blessed [be] he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lyon, and teareth the arme with the crowne of the head. Deuteronomy 33:21 And he prouided the first part for himselfe, because there, [in] a portion of the lawgiuer was he seated, and hee came [with] the heads of the people, he executed the iustice of the LORD, and his iudgments with Israel.
Deuteronomy 33:22 And of Dan he said, Dan [is] a Lyons whelpe: hee shall leape from Bashan.
Deuteronomy 33:23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with fauour, and full with the blessing of the LORD: possesse thou the West and the South.
Deuteronomy 33:24 And of Asher hee said, let Asher be blessed with children, Let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oile. Deuteronomy 33:25 Thy shooes shall bee yron and brasse, and as thy dayes, [so shall] thy strength [bee].
The excellency of Israel.
Deuteronomy 33:26 There is none like vnto the God of Iesurun, [who] rideth vpon the heauen in thy helpe, and in his excellencie on the skie. Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternall God [is thy] refuge, and vnderneath are the euerlasting armes: and he shall thrust out the enemie from before thee, and shall say, Destroy [them]. Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel then shall dwell in safetie alone: the fountaine of Iacob [shalbe] vpon a land of corne and wine, also his heauens shall drop downe deaw. Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy [art] thou, O Israel: Who is like vnto thee, O people! saued by the LORD, the shield of thy helpe, and who is the sword of thy excellencie: and thine enemies shal be found liars vnto thee, and thou shalt tread vpon their high places.