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Deuteronomy 33 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Moses’ Final Blessing on Israel
Moses’ Final Blessing on Israel
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:1 - Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:2 - And he said:

“The LORD came from Sinai,
And dawned on them from Seir;
He shone forth from Mount Paran,
And He came with ten thousands of saints;
From His right hand
Came a fiery law for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:3 - Yes, He loves the people;
All His saints are in Your hand;
They sit down at Your feet;
Everyone receives Your words.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:4 - Moses commanded a law for us,
A heritage of the congregation of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:5 - And He was King in Jeshurun,
When the leaders of the people were gathered,
All the tribes of Israel together.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:6 - “Let Reuben live, and not die,
Nor let his men be few.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:7 - And this he said of Judah:

“Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah,
And bring him to his people;
Let his hands be sufficient for him,
And may You be a help against his enemies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:8 - And of Levi he said:

Let Your Thummim and Your Urim be with Your holy one,
Whom You tested at Massah,
And with whom You contended at the waters of Meribah,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:9 - Who says of his father and mother,
‘I have not seen them’;
Nor did he acknowledge his brothers,
Or know his own children;
For they have observed Your word
And kept Your covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:10 - They shall teach Jacob Your judgments,
And Israel Your law.
They shall put incense before You,
And a whole burnt sacrifice on Your altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:11 - Bless his substance, LORD,
And accept the work of his hands;
Strike the loins of those who rise against him,
And of those who hate him, that they rise not again.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:12 - Of Benjamin he said:

“The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by Him,
Who shelters him all the day long;
And he shall dwell between His shoulders.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:13 - And of Joseph he said:

“Blessed of the LORD is his land,
With the precious things of heaven, with the dew,
And the deep lying beneath,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:14 - With the precious fruits of the sun,
With the precious produce of the months,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:15 - With the best things of the ancient mountains,
With the precious things of the everlasting hills,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:16 - With the precious things of the earth and its fullness,
And the favor of Him who dwelt in the bush.
Let the blessing come ‘on the head of Joseph,
And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:17 - His glory is like a firstborn bull,
And his horns like the horns of the wild ox;
Together with them
He shall push the peoples
To the ends of the earth;
They are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
And they are the thousands of Manasseh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:18 - And of Zebulun he said:

“Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,
And Issachar in your tents!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:19 - They shall call the peoples to the mountain;
There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness;
For they shall partake of the abundance of the seas
And of treasures hidden in the sand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:20 - And of Gad he said:

“Blessed is he who enlarges Gad;
He dwells as a lion,
And tears the arm and the crown of his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:21 - He provided the first part for himself,
Because a lawgiver’s portion was reserved there.
He came with the heads of the people;
He administered the justice of the LORD,
And His judgments with Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:22 - And of Dan he said:

“Dan is a lion’s whelp;
He shall leap from Bashan.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:23 - And of Naphtali he said:

“O Naphtali, satisfied with favor,
And full of the blessing of the LORD,
Possess the west and the south.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:24 - And of Asher he said:

“Asher is most blessed of sons;
Let him be favored by his brothers,
And let him dip his foot in oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:25 - Your sandals shall be iron and bronze;
As your days, so shall your strength be.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:26 - There is no one like the God of Jeshurun,
Who rides the heavens to help you,
And in His excellency on the clouds.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:27 - The eternal God is your refuge,
And underneath are the everlasting arms;
He will thrust out the enemy from before you,
And will say, ‘Destroy!’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:28 - Then Israel shall dwell in safety,
The fountain of Jacob alone,
In a land of grain and new wine;
His heavens shall also drop dew.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:29 - Happy are you, O Israel!
Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD,
The shield of your help
And the sword of your majesty!
Your enemies shall submit to you,
And you shall tread down their high places.”
NKJV Footnotes
Genesis 49:26

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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