“Yahweh came from Sinai,
and dawned upon them from Seir.
He shone forth from Mount Paran.
He came with 10,000’s of holy ones.
At his right hand there was flaming fire for them.
All his saints are in your hand.
They sat down at your feet;
each receives your words.
an inheritance for the assembly of Jacob.
when the heads of the people were gathered,
all the tribes of Israel together.
Nor let his men be few.
‘Hear, Yahweh, the voice of Judah. Bring him in to his people.
With his hands he contended for himself.
You may be a help against his adversaries.’”
“Your Thummim and your Urim are with your godly one
whom you proved at Massah,
with whom you strove at the waters of Meribah;
‘I have not seen him’
Neither did he acknowledge his brothers,
nor did he know his own children:
For they have observed your word,
and keep your covenant.
and Israel your law.
They will put incense before you,
and whole burnt offering on your altar.
Accept the work of his hands.
Strike through the hips of those who rise up against him, of those who hate him,
that they not rise again.”
“The beloved of Yahweh will dwell in safety by him.
He covers him all the day long.
He dwells between his shoulders.”
“His land is blessed by Yahweh,
for the choice things of the heavens, for the dew,
for the deep that couches beneath,
for the choice things of the growth of the months,
for the choice things of the everlasting hills,
and its fullness,
the good will of him who lived in the bush.
Let this come on the head of Joseph,
on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.
His horns are the horns of the wild ox.
With them he will push all of the peoples
to the ends of the earth:
They are the 10,000’s of Ephraim.
They are the thousands of Manasseh.”
“Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out;
and Issachar, in your tents.
There they will offer sacrifices of righteousness,
for they will draw out the abundance of the seas,
the hidden treasures of the sand.”
“He who enlarges Gad is blessed.
He dwells as a lioness
and tears the arm, yes, the crown of the head.
for there was the lawgiver’s portion reserved.
He came with the heads of the people.
He executed the righteousness of
Yahweh, His ordinances with Israel.”
“Dan is a lion’s cub
that leaps out of Bashan.”
“Naphtali, satisfied with favor,
full of the blessing of Yahweh,
Possess the west and the south.”
“Asher is blessed with children.
Let him be acceptable to his brothers.
Let him dip his foot in oil.
As your days, so your strength will be.”
who rides on the heavens for your help,
in his excellency on the skies.
Underneath are the everlasting arms.
He thrust out the enemy from before you
and said, ‘Destroy!’
the fountain of Jacob alone
in a land of grain and new wine.
Yes, his heavens drop down dew.
Who is like you,
a people saved by Yahweh,
the shield of your help,
the sword of your excellency!
Your enemies will submit themselves to you.
You will tread on their high places.”