The majesty of God.
Deuteronomy 33:1 Thys is the blessynge wherwyth Moses the man of God blessed the chyldren of Israell before hys death, Deuteronomy 33:2 and sayde: The Lorde came from Sinai and shewed hys beames from Seir vnto them, and apeared from mount Pharan, and he came wyth thousandes of sayntes, and in his ryghte hande a lawe of fyre for them. Deuteronomy 33:3 And he loued the people. All hys sayntes also are in thy handes. They were smytten to go after thy fete, and to receaue of thy wordes. Deuteronomy 33:4 Moses gaue vs a lawe to be an enheritaunce of the congregacyon of Iacob. Deuteronomy 33:5 And he was in Israel kynge when the heades of the people, and þe trybes of Israel were gathered together.
The blessings of the twelve tribes.
Deuteronomy 33:6 Let Ruben lyue, and not dye: and be fewe in nombre.
Deuteronomy 33:7 Thys same also happen to Iuda. And he sayde: heare Lorde the voyce of Iuda, and brynge hym vnto hys people: hys handes shalbe good ynough for him, yf thou helpe hym agaynst hys enemyes.
Deuteronomy 33:8 And vnto Leui he sayde: Thumim & vrim shalbe with the, & wyth euery one that is godly in the. Thou dyddest proue him also in the tentacyon & striuedst wyth hym at the waters of stryfe. Deuteronomy 33:9 He that hath sayde vnto his father and to his mother: I haue not sene him, And he that knewe not his brethren, ner knewe his awne chyldren, those are they that haue obserued thy worde, and shall kepe thy couenaunt. Deuteronomy 33:10 They shall teache Iacob thy iudgementes, and Israel thy lawe. They shall put cens before thy nose, and the burnt sacrifyce vpon thyne altare. Deuteronomy 33:11 Blesse Lord his fyrst frutes and accept the worke of his handes: smyte the loynes of them that ryse agaynst him, and of them that hate him, that they ryse not agayne.
Deuteronomy 33:12 And of Ben Iamin he sayde. The Lordes derlynge shall dwell in saffetye vpon hym & the Lorde shall couer him all the daye longe, and he shall dwell betwene his shoulders.
Deuteronomy 33:13 And of Ioseph he sayde: blessed of þe Lord is his lande for the frutes of heauen, thorowe the dewe and sprynges that lye beneth, Deuteronomy 33:14 and for the swete frutes of the encrease of þe sonne, and rype frutes of the mone: Deuteronomy 33:15 for the fyrst frutes of the principall mountaynes, and for the frutes þt the hylles brynge furth for euer, Deuteronomy 33:16 and for the frutes of the erth, and fulnesse therof: and for the good wyll of hym þt dwelt in the bushe, shall the blessynge come vpon the heade of Ioseph, & vpon the toppe of the heade of him þt was separated from amonge his brethren Deuteronomy 33:17 his firstborne oxe hath be wtie, and his hornes are as the hornes of an vnycorne. And wyth them he shall trouble þe nacyons together, euen vnto the endes of the worlde. These are also þe many thousandes of Ephraim, & the thousandes of Manasses.
Deuteronomy 33:18 And vnto Zabulon he sayde: Reioyse Zabulon in thy goynge out, and thou Isachar in thy tentes. Deuteronomy 33:19 They shall call the people vnto the hyll, and there they shall offer offerynges of ryghteousnes. For they shall sucke of the abundance of the see, and of treasure hyd in the sande.
Deuteronomy 33:20 And vnto Gad he sayde: blessed be þe rowme maker Gad: he dwelleth as a Lyon, that catcheth the arme wyth the heade. Deuteronomy 33:21 He sawe therfore his begynninge, and that there was a porcyon there to hyde the lawgeuer, and he came with the heades of the people, and executed the ryghteousnes of the Lorde and his iudgementes with Israel.
Deuteronomy 33:22 And vnto Dan he sayde: Dan is a lyons whelpe, he shall flowe from Basan.
Deuteronomy 33:23 And vnto Nephthali he sayde, Nephthali hath abundaunce of Gods good pleasure, & is fylled with the blessynge of the Lorde, & shall haue his possessyons towarde the southwest.
Deuteronomy 33:24 And to Aser he sayde: Aser shalbe blessed with chyldren: he shalbe acceptable vnto his brethren, & shall dyppe his fote in oyle: Deuteronomy 33:25 Thy dwellynge be yron and brasse, and thyne age be as thy youth.
The excellency of Israel.
Deuteronomy 33:26 There is none lyke vnto þe God of Israel: which though he sit vpon the heauen as vpon a horse, yet is he thy helper, whose glory is in the celestiall places. Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternall God is thy refuge, & vnder the armes of the Euerlastynge God shalt thou lyue. He shall cast out the enemye before the, and saye, destroye. Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel then shall dwell in safetye, & alone. And the eye of Iacob shalbe vpon a lande of corne and wyne, and hys heauens shall droppe the dewe. Deuteronomy 33:29 Happye art thou o Israel, who is lyke vnto the? O people, þt art saued in the Lorde, which is the shylde of thy helpe, and swerde of thy glorye. Thyne enemies haue lost their strength to the warde, and þu shalt treade vpon the heygth of them.