1: This is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. 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. 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. 4: Moses commanded us a law, An inheritance for the assembly of Jacob. 5: He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, All the tribes of Israel together. 6: Let Reuben live, and not die; Nor let his men be few. 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. 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; 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. 10: They shall teach Jacob your ordinances, Israel your law: They shall put incense before you, Whole burnt offering on your altar. 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. 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. 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, 14: For the precious things of the fruits of the sun, For the precious things of the growth of the moons, 15: For the chief things of the ancient mountains, For the precious things of the everlasting hills, 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. 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. 18: Of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; Issachar, in your tents. 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. 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. 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. 22: Of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp, That leaps forth from Bashan. 23: Of Naphtali he said, Naphtali, satisfied with favor, Full with the blessing of Yahweh, Possess you the west and the south. 24: Of Asher he said, Blessed be Asher with children; Let him be acceptable to his brothers, Let him dip his foot in oil. 25: Your bars shall be iron and brass; As your days, so shall your strength be. 26: There is none like God, Jeshurun, Who rides on the heavens for your help, In his excellency on the skies. 27: The eternal God is [your] dwelling-place, Underneath are the everlasting arms. He thrust out the enemy from before you, Said, Destroy. 28: Israel dwells in safety, The fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine; Yes, his heavens drop down dew. 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.