Numbers 6:22-27

The priests' blessing

22 The Lord said to Moses, 23 ‘Tell Aaron and his sons this. They must use these words when they ask me to bless the Israelites.

24 They must say:

“I pray that the Lord will bless you.

I pray that he will keep you safe.

25 I pray that the Lord will smile at you.

And I pray that he will be very kind to you.

26 I pray that the Lord will be pleased with you.

And I pray that he will give you peace in your minds.”

27 Aaron and his sons must use my name to bless the Israelites. If they do that, I will certainly bless them.’