Deuteronomy 33 (asv)
And rose from Seir unto them;
He shined forth from mount Paran,
And he came from the ten thousands of holy ones:
33:3Yea, he loveth the people;
All his saints are in thy hand:
And they sat down at thy feet;
Every one shall receive of thy words.
When the heads of the people were gathered,
All the tribes of Israel together.
33:6Let Reuben live, and not die;
Nor let his men be few.
33:7And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said,
And bring him in unto his people.
With his hands he contended for himself;
And thou shalt be a help against his adversaries.
33:8And of Levi he said,
Whom thou didst prove at Massah,
With whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
33:9Who said of his father, and of his mother, I have not seen him;
Neither did he acknowledge his brethren,
Nor knew he his own children:
For they have observed thy word,
And keep thy covenant.
33:10They shall teach Jacob thine ordinances,
They shall put incense before thee,
And whole burnt-offering upon thine altar.
And accept the work of his hands:
Smite through the loins of them that rise up against him,
And of them that hate him, that they rise not again.
33:12Of Benjamin he said,
The beloved of Jehovah shall dwell in safety by him;
He covereth him all the day long,
And he dwelleth between his shoulders.
33:13And of Joseph he said,
Blessed of Jehovah be his land,
And for the deep that coucheth beneath,
33:15And for the chief things of the ancient mountains,
And for the precious things of the everlasting hills,
And the good will of him that dwelt in the bush.
33:17The firstling of his herd, majesty is his;
With them he shall push the peoples all of them, even the ends of the earth:
And they are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
And they are the thousands of Manasseh.
33:18And of Zebulun he said,
Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out;
33:19They shall call the peoples unto the mountain;
For they shall suck the abundance of the seas,
And the hidden treasures of the sand.
33:20And of Gad he said,
Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad:
He dwelleth as a lioness,
33:21And he provided the first part for himself,
For there was the lawgiver's portion reserved;
And he came with the heads of the people;
And his ordinances with Israel.
33:22And of Dan he said,
Dan is a lion's whelp,
That leapeth forth from Bashan.
33:23And of Naphtali he said,
Possess thou the west and the south.
33:24And of Asher he said,
Blessed be Asher with children;
Let him be acceptable unto his brethren,
And let him dip his foot in oil.
33:25Thy bars shall be iron and brass;
And as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
Who rideth upon the heavens for thy help,
And in his excellency on the skies.
And underneath are the everlasting arms.
And he thrust out the enemy from before thee,
And said, Destroy.
33:28And Israel dwelleth in safety,
The fountain of Jacob alone,
Yea, his heavens drop down dew.
33:29Happy art thou, O Israel:
The shield of thy help,
And the sword of thy excellency!
And thine enemies shall submit themselves unto thee;
And thou shalt tread upon their high places.