The last words of Moses to the
tribes of Israel
‘The Lord came from Sinai mountain. He shone like the sun over Edom.
He shone on his people from
Thousands (1,000s) of
In his right hand, there was a burning
We pray to you. We
They are the special gift that you gave to all the
‘Lord, listen to Judah when they ask for help. Bring them back to their own people.
They fight for themselves.
Lord, help them against their enemies.’
You checked them at Massah and you argued with them at the waters of Meribah.
He studied your words and your promise was very special to him.
They offer powder that has a sweet smell to you, on your
Make all their work give you pleasure.
Destroy all their enemies completely.’
‘The Lord loves this
The Lord keeps them safe every day. He lives among them.’
‘Lord, send good things to their country.
Send rain from the sky above,
and water from under the earth.
the best fruit of each season.
Make the hills full of good fruit.
Make them very happy with the love of the Lord,
the God who lived in the burning bush.
Send all these good things to the
the man who was special among his brothers.
All the strong men from Ephraim and Manasseh are his
With them, he attacks the people of other countries.
He pushes them to the edges of the world.’
‘Be happy, Zebulun, as you go out of your home.
Be happy, Issachar, in your home.
Then these people will offer the right gifts there.
They eat good things from the sea. They find special things in the sand.’
‘Happy is the man who makes Gad's land wider!
Gad lives there like a
Moses gave to Gad's
When Israel's people came together, the
They did what the Lord wanted. They
‘The Lord has been very kind to the
They are full of the good things that the Lord has given to them.
They will have all the land, as far as to the south of Lake Galilee.’
‘The Lord has given more good things to the
Their brothers will say that they are very important.
They will be rich enough to bathe their feet in oil.
They will always be strong.
He rides across the sky to help you.
He travels to you on the clouds, with great authority.
And his strong arms are always under you, to hold you.
He will send away your enemies in front of you.
He says to you, “Destroy them!”
The Lord himself has saved you from Egypt and from all your enemies.
He is like a strong wall in front of you. He is like a big, sharp knife against your enemies.
He helps you.
Your enemies will be very afraid of you. And you will destroy the special places where they pray to their gods.’