, his substance,
Accept the work of his hands:
Smite through the loins of those who rise up against him,
Of those who hate him, that they not rise again.
12 Of Benjamin he said,
The beloved of Yahweh shall dwell in safety by him;
He covers him all the day long,
He dwells between his shoulders.
13 Of Joseph he said,
Blessed of Yahweh be his land,
For the precious things of the heavens, for the dew,
For the deep that couches beneath,
14 For the precious things of the fruits of the sun,
For the precious things of the growth of the moons,
15 For the chief things of the ancient mountains,
For the precious things of the everlasting hills,
16 For the precious things of the earth and the fullness of it,
The good will of him who lived in the bush.
Let the blessing come on the head of Joseph,
On the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.
17 The firstborn of his herd, majesty is his;
His horns are the horns of the wild-ox:
With them he shall push the peoples all of them, even the ends of the
They are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
They are the thousands of Manasseh.
18 Of Zebulun he said,
Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out;
Issachar, in your tents.
19 They shall call the peoples to the mountain;
There shall they offer sacrifices of righteousness:
For they shall suck the abundance of the seas,
The hidden treasures of the sand.
20 Of Gad he said,
Blessed be he who enlarges Gad:
He dwells as a lioness,
Tears the arm, yes, the crown of the head.
21 He provided the first part for himself,
For there was the lawgiverís portion reserved;
He came with the heads of the people;
He executed the righteousness of Yahweh,
His ordinances with Israel.
22 Of Dan he said,
Dan is a lionís cub,
That leaps forth from Bashan.
23 Of Naphtali he said,
Naphtali, satisfied with favor,
Full with the blessing of Yahweh,
Possess you the west and the south.
24 Of Asher he said,
Blessed be Asher with children;
Let him be acceptable to his brothers,
Let him dip his foot in oil.
25 Your bars shall be iron and brass;
As your days, so shall your strength be.
26 There is none like God, Jeshurun,
Who rides on the heavens for your help,
In his excellency on the skies.
27 The eternal God is your dwelling-place,
Underneath are the everlasting arms.
He thrust out the enemy from before you,
28 Israel dwells in safety,
The fountain of Jacob alone,
In a land of grain and new wine;
Yes, his heavens drop down dew.
29 Happy are you, Israel:
Who is like you, a people saved by Yahweh,
The shield of your help,
The sword of your excellency!
Your enemies shall submit themselves to you;
You shall tread on their high places.