CAB(i) 1 And this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. 2 And he said, The Lord has come from Sinai, and has appeared from Seir to us, and has shone forth from Mount Paran, with the ten thousands of Kadesh; on His right hand were His angels with Him. 3 And He spared His people, and all His saints are under Your hands; and they are under You; and he received of His words 4 the law which Moses commanded us, an inheritance to the assemblies of Jacob. 5 And he shall be prince with the beloved one, when the princes of the people are gathered together with the tribes of Israel. 6 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let him be many in number. 7 And this is the blessing of Judah: Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah, and visit his people: his hands shall contend for him, and You shall be a help from his enemies. 8 And to Levi he said, Let Levi give his manifestations and his truth to the holy One, whom they tempted in the temptation; they reviled Him at the Water of Strife. 9 Who says to his father and mother, I have not seen you; and he knew not his brethren, and he refused to know his sons; he kept Your oracles, and observed Your covenant. 10 They shall declare Your ordinances to Jacob, and Your law to Israel; they shall place incense in the time of Your wrath continually upon Your altar. 11 Bless his substance, O Lord, and accept the works of his hands; break the loins of his enemies that have risen up against him, and let not them that hate him rise up. 12 And to Benjamin he said, The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in confidence, and God overshadows him always, and he rested between His shoulders. 13 And to Joseph he said, His land is of the blessing of the Lord, of the seasons of sky and dew, and of the deeps of wells below, 14 and of the fruits of the changes of the sun in season, and of the produce of the months, 15 from the top of the ancient mountains, and from the top of the everlasting hills, 16 and of the fullness of the land in season; and let the things pleasing to him that dwelt in the bush come on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of him who was glorified above his brethren. 17 His beauty is as the firstborn bull, his horns are the horns of a unicorn; with them he shall thrust the nations at once, even from the end of the earth: these are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and these are the thousands of Manasseh. 18 And to Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, and Issachar in his tents. 19 They shall utterly destroy the nations, and you shall call men there, and there offer the sacrifice of righteousness; for the wealth of the sea shall suckle you, and so shall the emporiums of them that dwell by the sea coast. 20 And to Gad he said, Blessed be the one that enlarges Gad: as a lion he rested, having broken the arm and the ruler. 21 And he saw his firstfruits, that there the land of the princes gathered with the chiefs of the people was divided; the Lord wrought righteousness, and His judgment with Israel. 22 And to Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp, and shall leap out of Bashan. 23 And to Naphthali he said, Naphthali has the fullness of good things; and let him be filled with blessing from the Lord: he shall inherit the west and the south. 24 And to Asher he said, Asher is blessed with children; and he shall be acceptable to his brethren: he shall dip his food in oil. 25 His sandal shall be iron and brass; as your days be, so shall be your strength. 26 There is not any such as the God of the beloved; He who rides upon the heaven is your helper, and the Magnificent One of the firmament. 27 And the rule of God shall protect you, and that under the strength of the everlasting arms; and He shall cast forth the enemy from before your face, saying, Perish. 28 And Israel shall dwell in confidence alone on the land of Jacob, with grain and wine; and the sky shall be misty with dew upon you. 29 Blessed are you, O Israel; who is like you, O people saved by the Lord? Your helper shall hold His shield over you, and His sword is your boast; and your enemies shall speak falsely to you, and you shall tread upon their neck.