Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 33 ©

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.

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AND this is the ablessing, wherewith Moses the bman of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

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And he said, cThe LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came dwith ten thousands of saints: from his eright hand went 1a fiery law for them.

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Yea, he floved the people; all his gsaints are in thy hand: and they sat down hat thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.

g 1Sa. 2.9. Jn. 10.28,29. Ps. 50.5. 1Pe. 1.5. Jude 1. v.27.
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iMoses commanded us a law, even the jinheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

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And he was kking in lJeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.

l ch. 32.15. Is. 44.2. v.26.
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¶Let mReuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.

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¶And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, nHear, 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.

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¶And of Levi he said, Let othy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy pholy one, whom thou didst *prove at Massah, and with qwhom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;

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Who rsaid unto his father and to his mother, I have not sseen him; tneither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.

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uThey shall 2teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: 3they shall put vincense 4before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.

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Bless, LORD, his wsubstance, and xaccept the work of his hands: ysmite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of them that hate him, that they rise not again.

w Nu. 18.9-32. Le. 27. ch. 18.1-8.
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And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall zdwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.

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¶And of Joseph he said, aBlessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for bthe dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,

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And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things 5put forth by the 6moon,

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And cfor the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,

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And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the dgood 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 eseparated from his brethren.

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His fglory is like gthe *firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of 7unicorns: with them hhe shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are ithe ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

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¶And of Zebulun he said, jRejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.

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They shall kcall the people unto the mountain; there lthey shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.

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¶And of Gad he said, mBlessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth nas a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.

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And he oprovided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of pthe lawgiver, was he 8seated; and he came qwith the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his judgments with Israel.

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¶And of Dan he said, Dan is ra lion's *whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.

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¶And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied swith favour, and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west and tthe south.

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¶And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed uwith children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.

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9Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.

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There is vnone like unto the God of wJeshurun, who xrideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.

w v.5. ch. 32.15.
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The yeternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he zshall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

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Israel athen shall dwell in safety alone: the bfountain of Jacob shall be upon ca land of corn and wine; also his heavens dshall drop down dew.

d ch. 32.2.
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eHappy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, fthe shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and gthine enemies 10shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

g Ps. 81.15; 18.44. ch. 32.13.