“Jehovah—from Siʹnai he came,+
And he shone upon them from Seʹir.
He shone forth in glory from the mountainous region of Paʹran,+
At his right hand his warriors.+
When the heads of the people gathered together,+
Along with all the tribes of Israel.+
“Hear, O Jehovah, the voice of Judah,+
And may you bring him back to his people.
Whom you put to the test at Masʹsah.+
You began to contend with him by the waters of Merʹi·bah,+
9 The man who said to his father and his mother, ‘I have not shown regard to them.’
Even his brothers he did not acknowledge,+
And he ignored his own sons.
For they kept your word,
And they observed your covenant.+
11 Bless, O Jehovah, his strength,
And may you show pleasure in the work of his hands.
Crush the legs* of those who rise up against him,
So that those who hate him may rise up no more.”
“Let the beloved one of Jehovah reside in security by him;
While he shelters him the whole day,
He will reside between his shoulders.”
“May his land be blessed by Jehovah+
With the choice things of heaven,
With dew and the waters from the springs below,+
14 With choice things produced by the sun
And the choice yield each month,+
And choice things of the enduring hills,
And with the approval of the One residing in the thornbush.+
May they come upon the head of Joseph,
On the crown of the head of the one singled out from his brothers.+
17 His splendor is like that of a firstborn bull,
And his horns are the horns of a wild bull.
With them he will push* peoples
All together to the ends of the earth.
They are the tens of thousands of Eʹphra·im,+
And they are the thousands of Ma·nasʹseh.”
“Rejoice, O Zebʹu·lun, in your going out,
And you, Isʹsa·char, in your tents.+
19 They will call peoples to the mountain.
There they will offer the sacrifices of righteousness.
“Blessed is the one widening the borders of Gad.+
He lies there like a lion,
Ready to tear off the arm, yes, the crown of the head.
For there the allotment of a lawgiver is reserved.+
The heads of the people will gather together.
The righteousness of Jehovah he will execute,
And his judicial decisions with Israel.”
“Dan is a lion cub.+
He will leap out from Baʹshan.”+
“Naphʹta·li is satisfied with the approval
And full of the blessing of Jehovah.
Take possession of the west and south.”
“Blessed with sons is Ashʹer.
May he be favored by his brothers,
And may he dip* his feet in oil.
Who rides through heaven to help you
And who rides upon the clouds in his majesty.+
28 Israel will reside in security,
And the fountain of Jacob will be secluded
In a land of grain and new wine,+
Whose skies will drip with dew.+
Who is there like you,+
A people enjoying salvation in Jehovah,+
Your protective shield+
And your majestic sword?