The last words of Moses
‘The Lord came from
He appeared to his people
like the sun that rises over the hills of Edom.
He shone on his people from Mount Paran.
In his right hand, he held his
He takes care of all his
They sit near to him and they listen to his
It is very valuable to us, the
the Lord became king of Israel.
May they continue to live and have many descendants.
Lord, please listen to their
May they join again with the other tribes.
Please make them strong,
so that they can fight against their enemies.
You argued with them at the
so that they could serve you well.
They obeyed your word.
May everything that they do give you pleasure.
Knock down anyone who attacks them.
Destroy all their enemies completely.
The Lord loves the tribe of Benjamin.
They will live with him and they will be safe.
He keeps them near to him.
Send rain from the sky above,
and springs of water from under the ground.
with the best
from the mountains and hills that have been there since long ago.
Lord who appeared in the burning bush,
please be kind to them.
Please bless Joseph's descendants.
He became a leader, separate from his brothers.
May this blessing be like a crown on his head!
Those two horns are the armies of Ephraim and Manasseh!
With them, he attacks other
He chases them to the edges of the world.
Be happy, Zebulun's people, as you travel far from home.
Be happy, Issachar's people, as you live in your homes.
They will offer the right
They will become rich from their work on the seas,
and from things that are hidden in the sand on the shore.
Gad lives there like a hungry
He will tear off the arm or the head of his enemies.
When Israel's leaders met together,
Gad's tribe received the land that a leader
Gad's people obeyed the Lord's good laws.
They obeyed the Lord's
Dan's tribe is like a young lion.
They jump out from Bashan to attack their enemies.
The Lord has blessed Naphtali's tribe very much.
He has been very kind to them.
Land in the west and in the south will belong to them.
May the Lord bless Asher's tribe more than the other tribes.
May their brothers be
May Asher's people be rich enough to bathe their feet in
May they be strong for as long as they live.
He rides across the sky to help you.
He travels with great authority on the clouds.
He is the safe place where you can hide.
His strong arms are always there, to hold you safely.
He will chase away your enemies as you attack them.
He says to you, “Destroy them!”
Jacob's descendants have a safe place to live.
They have a land that will give them
Rain falls from the sky to make the ground wet.
There is no other
The Lord himself has
He is the one who keeps you safe, like a soldier's
He is like a
Your enemies will fall down with fear in front of you.
You will walk all over them.’