“Jehovah came from Sinai
and rose in the sky from Seʽir for them,
Beamed from the highland of Paran
and came from Meribah-of-Kadesh,
from the right hand of the steep of Moab.
all his sacred ones, with his own hand;
And they fell in behind you,
took up words of yours
4 (a code Moses commanded to us).
His possession is the assemblage of Jacob,
5 and he became king in Jeshurun
When heads of the people came together,
the tribes of Israel unitedly.”
6 “Live Reuben long, not die,
but be his people few.”
“Hear Judah’s voice, Jehovah,
and bring him in to his people;
His own hands took his part,
and a help against his foes you will be.”
“Give to Levi your Thummim,
your Urim to the man of your friendship,
Whom you tested at Massah,
embroiled at Meribah Water,
9 Who said of his father and of his mother
‘I never saw him’
and did not recognize his brothers
nor know his sons,
Because they have kept your say
and observe your covenant.
10 Let them instruct Jacob in your laws
and Israel in your code,
Lay burning under your nostril
and holocaust on your altar.
11 Bless his valor, Jehovah,
and accept his handiwork;
Shatter the loins of those who stand up against him
and those who hate him, beyond their standing up.”
“Jehovah’s darling shall dwell in safety:
He overarches him all day
and dwells between his shoulders.”
“Blessed of Jehovah be his country
By dower of sky above
and by the deep that lies prostrate beneath,
and by dower of output of moons
15 And by tops of ancient mountains
and by dower of eternal hills
16 And by dower of earth and what it holds
and the goodwill of the Bush-Dweller.
Let them come for Joseph’s head
and for the brow of him who among his brothers was devotee.
and his horns are the horns of a ure:
With them he shall gore peoples,
the ends of the earth together.
These are the myriads of Ephraim
and these the thousands of Manasseh.”
18 And for Zebulun he said
“Rejoice, Zebulun, in your outlet,
and, Issacar, in your tents.
there they shall offer rightful sacrifices,
For they shall suck tides of seas
and the deepest-covered of things buried in sand.”
“Blessed be Gad’s widener!
He has lodged himself like a lion
and chews up arm and pate too.
When their portions were determined there
and the heads of the people came together.
He did Jehovah’s righteous work
and his deeds of justice with Israel.”
22 And for Dan he said
“Dan is a lion-cub
that sallies out from the Bashan.”
23 And for Naphtali he said
“Naphtali, replete with Jehovah’s favor
and full of his blessing,
sea and south possess.”
24 And for Asher he said
“Most blessed of sons is Asher;
Be he esteemed by his brothers
and may he dip his feet in oil.”
and the eternal arms are underneath,
And he has expelled enemies before him
and said ‘Root them out,’
Jacob’s spring alone,
In a country of grain and grape-juice;
his skies also drip dew.