5/9/13

From Gary... Just like DADDY


The thing about being a parent is that you learn about what you are really like by watching your children.  It is obvious that this little guy has learned something things- just look at him!!! He wants to be "Just like DADDY".  What a concept, what a challenge!!!  Just think for a moment what the world would be like if all of us could turn from our baser natures and be like our heavenly father?  How would we even begin to go about it?  Jesus tells us in what is commonly called "The sermon on the mount".  He says...

Matthew, Chapter 5

  1 Seeing the multitudes, he went up onto the mountain. When he had sat down, his disciples came to him.  2 He opened his mouth and taught them, saying,  
  3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, 
      for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. 
  4  Blessed are those who mourn, 
      for they shall be comforted. 
  5  Blessed are the gentle, 
      for they shall inherit the earth. 
  6  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after      
      righteousness, for they shall be filled. 
  7  Blessed are the merciful, 
      for they shall obtain mercy. 
  8  Blessed are the pure in heart, 
      for they shall see God. 
  9  Blessed are the peacemakers, 
      for they shall be called children of God. 
10 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for 
      righteousness’ sake,  for theirs is the Kingdom of 
      Heaven. 

11  “Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.   12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you. 

13  “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, with what will it be salted? It is then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men.   14  You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden.   15 Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house.   16 Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. 

17  “Don’t think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I didn’t come to destroy, but to fulfill.   18  For most certainly, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one smallest letter  or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away from the law, until all things are accomplished.   19  Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.   20  For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, there is no way you will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. 

21  “You have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, ‘You shall not murder;’ and ‘Whoever shall murder shall be in danger of the judgment.’   22  But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council; and whoever shall say, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of the fire of Gehenna. 

23  “If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you,   24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.  25  Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him on the way; lest perhaps the prosecutor deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison.   26  Most certainly I tell you, you shall by no means get out of there, until you have paid the last penny.  

27  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery;’  28  but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.   29  If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna. 30  If your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna.  

31  “It was also said, ‘Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce,’  32  but I tell you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the cause of sexual immorality, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries her when she is put away commits adultery. 

33  “Again you have heard that it was said to them of old time, ‘You shall not make false vows, but shall perform to the Lord your vows,’   34  but I tell you, don’t swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;   35  nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.   36  Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can’t make one hair white or black.   37  But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No.’ Whatever is more than these is of the evil one. 

38  “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39  But I tell you, don’t resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.   40  If anyone sues you to take away your coat, let him have your cloak also.   41  Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.   42  Give to him who asks you, and don’t turn away him who desires to borrow from you. 

43  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.’ 44  But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,  45  that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.   46  For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same?   47  If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same?   48  Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect. 


The term "blessed" means- "Oh, the state of the man" and if we just really, really follow the first few verses of this chapter how different our lives will be!!!! Jesus has a lot to say in this chapter and frankly whole volumes have been written on the teachings given here.  BUT, look at verse 48 above.  If I were to paraphrase it after looking at the picture above, I would say... Gary, be a true follower of God in heaven- be like HIM in every way possible!!!!!  Oh, what would my "blessedness" be if I were perfect???  Today, I intend to think about both the picture and the text and really try to both internalize the words and live the truth!!!  Anyone else feel the same way?????  Only thing is... I could never get the Groucho Marx walk to work for me; but hey, anything is possible!!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading, May 9, (Composite Bible Text) and Study Questions



The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation
Deuteronomy



Deuteronomy 33 1
This is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
And this [is] the blessing [with] which Moses the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death,

Deuteronomy 33 2
He said, Yahweh came from Sinai, Rose from Seir to them; He shined forth from Mount Paran, He came from the ten thousands of holy ones: At his right hand was a fiery law for them.
And he said, Jehovah came from Sinai, And rose up from Seir unto them; He shone forth from mount Paran, And he came from the myriads of the sanctuary; From his right hand [went forth] a law of fire for them.
and he saith: -- `Jehovah from Sinai hath come, And hath risen from Seir for them; He hath shone from mount Paran, And hath come [with] myriads of holy ones; At His right hand [are] springs for them.

Deuteronomy 33 3
Yes, he loves the people; All his saints are in your hand: They sat down at your feet; [Everyone] shall receive of your words.
Yea, he loveth the peoples, All his saints are in thy hand, And they sit down at thy feet; Each receiveth of thy words.
Also He [is] loving the peoples; All His holy ones [are] in thy hand, And they -- they sat down at thy foot, [Each] He lifteth up at thy words.

Deuteronomy 33 4
Moses commanded us a law, An inheritance for the assembly of Jacob.
Moses commanded us a law, The inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
A law hath Moses commanded us, A possession of the assembly of Jacob.

Deuteronomy 33 5
He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, All the tribes of Israel together.
And he was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people And the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
And he is in Jeshurun king, In the heads of the people gathering together, The tribes of Israel!

Deuteronomy 33 6
Let Reuben live, and not die; Nor let his men be few.
Let Reuben live, and not die; And let his men be few.
Let Reuben live, and not die, And let his men be a number.

Deuteronomy 33 7
This is [the blessing] of Judah: and he said, Hear, Yahweh, the voice of Judah, Bring him in to his people. With his hands he contended for himself; You shall be a help against his adversaries.
And this of Judah; and he said, Hear, Jehovah, the voice of Judah, And bring him unto his people; May his hands strive for them; And be thou a help to him against his oppressors.
And this [is] for Judah; and he saith: -- Hear, O Jehovah, the voice of Judah, And unto his people do Thou bring him in; His hand hath striven for him, And an help from his adversaries art Thou.

Deuteronomy 33 8
Of Levi he said, Your Thummim and your Urim are with your godly one, Whom you did prove at Massah, With whom you did strive at the waters of Meribah;
And of Levi he said, Thy Thummim and thy Urim are for thy godly one, Whom thou didst prove at Massah, With whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
And of Levi he said: -- Thy Thummim and thy Urim [are] for thy pious one, Whom Thou hast tried in Massah, Thou dost strive with Him at the waters of Meribah;

Deuteronomy 33 9
Who said of his father, and of his mother, I have not seen him; Neither did he acknowledge his brothers, Nor knew he his own children: For they have observed your word, Keep your covenant.
Who said to his father and to his mother, I see him not, And he acknowledged not his brethren, And knew not his own children; For they have observed thy word, And kept thy covenant.
Who is saying of his father and his mother, I have not seen him; And his brethren he hath not discerned, And his sons he hath not known; For they have observed Thy saying, And Thy covenant they keep.

Deuteronomy 33 10
They shall teach Jacob your ordinances, Israel your law: They shall put incense before you, Whole burnt offering on your altar.
They shall teach Jacob thine ordinances, And Israel thy law: They shall put incense before thy nostrils, And whole burnt-offering upon thine altar.
They teach Thy judgments to Jacob, And Thy law to Israel; They put perfume in Thy nose, And whole burnt-offering on Thine altar.

Deuteronomy 33 11
Bless, Yahweh, 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.
Bless, Jehovah, his substance! And let the work of his hands please thee; Crush the loins of his adversaries, And of them that hate him, that they may never rise again!
Bless, O Jehovah, his strength, And the work of his hands Thou acceptest, Smite the loins of his withstanders, And of those hating him -- that they rise not!

Deuteronomy 33 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.
Of Benjamin he said, The beloved of Jehovah, -- he shall dwell in safety by him; He will cover him all the day long, And dwell between his shoulders.
Of Benjamin he said: -- The beloved of Jehovah doth tabernacle confidently by him, Covering him over all the day; Yea, between his shoulders He doth tabernacle.

Deuteronomy 33 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,
And of Joseph he said, Blessed of Jehovah be his land! By the precious things of the heavens, By the dew, and by the deep that lieth beneath,
And of Joseph he said: -- Blessed of Jehovah [is] his land, By precious things of the heavens, By dew, and by the deep crouching beneath,

Deuteronomy 33 14
For the precious things of the fruits of the sun, For the precious things of the growth of the moons,
And by the precious fruits of the sun, And by the precious things put forth by the months,
And by precious things -- fruits of the sun, And by precious things -- cast forth by the moons,

Deuteronomy 33 15
For the chief things of the ancient mountains, For the precious things of the everlasting hills,
And by the best things of the ancient mountains, And by the precious things of the everlasting hills,
And by chief things -- of the ancient mountains, And by precious things -- of the age-during heights,

Deuteronomy 33 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.
And by the precious things of the earth and the fulness thereof. And let the good will of him that dwelt in the bush Come upon the head of Joseph, Upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.
And by precious things -- of earth and its fulness, And the good pleasure Of Him who is dwelling in the bush, -- Let it come for the head of Joseph, And for the crown of him Who is separate from his brethren.

Deuteronomy 33 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 earth: They are the ten thousands of Ephraim, They are the thousands of Manasseh.
His majesty is as the firstling of his ox; And his horns are as the horns of a buffalo. With them shall he push the peoples Together to the ends of the earth. These are the myriads of Ephraim, And these are the thousands of Manasseh.
His honour [is] a firstling of his ox, And his horns [are] horns of a reem; By them peoples he doth push together To the ends of earth; And they [are] the myriads of Ephraim, And they [are] the thousands of Manasseh.

Deuteronomy 33 18
Of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; Issachar, in your tents.
And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; And thou, Issachar, in thy tents!
And of Zebulun he said: -- Rejoice, O Zebulun, in thy going out, And, O Issachar, in thy tents;

Deuteronomy 33 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.
They shall invite [the] peoples to the mountain; There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness; For they will suck the abundance of the seas, And the hidden treasures of the sand.
Peoples [to] the mountain they call, There they sacrifice righteous sacrifices; For the abundance of the seas they suck, And hidden things hidden in the sand.

Deuteronomy 33 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.
And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad! As a lion doth he dwell, and teareth the arm, even the top of the head.
And of Gad he said: -- Blessed of the Enlarger [is] Gad, As a lioness he doth tabernacle, And hath torn the arm -- also the crown!

Deuteronomy 33 21
He provided the first part for himself, 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.
And he provided the first part for himself, For there was reserved the portion of the lawgiver; And he came with the heads of the people; The justice of Jehovah and his judgments Hath he executed with Israel.
And he provideth the first part for himself, For there the portion of the lawgiver is covered, And he cometh [with] the heads of the people; The righteousness of Jehovah he hath done, And His judgments with Israel.

Deuteronomy 33 22
Of Dan he said, Dan is a lion`s whelp, That leaps forth from Bashan.
And of Dan he said, Dan is a young lion; He shall spring forth from Bashan.
And of Dan he said: -- Dan [is] a lion`s whelp; he doth leap from Bashan.

Deuteronomy 33 23
Of Naphtali he said, Naphtali, satisfied with favor, Full with the blessing of Yahweh, Possess you the west and the south.
And of Naphtali he said, Naphtali, satisfied with favour, And full of the blessing of Jehovah, Possess thou the west and the south.
And of Naphtali he said: -- O Naphtali, satisfied with pleasure, And full of the blessing of Jehovah, West and south possess thou.

Deuteronomy 33 24
Of Asher he said, Blessed be Asher with children; Let him be acceptable to his brothers, Let him dip his foot in oil.
And of Asher he said, Asher shall be blessed with sons; Let him be acceptable to his brethren, And let him dip his foot in oil.
And of Asher he said: -- Blessed with sons [is] Asher, Let him be accepted by his brethren, And dipping in oil his foot.

Deuteronomy 33 25
Your bars shall be iron and brass; As your days, so shall your strength be.
Iron and brass shall be thy bolts; And thy rest as thy days.
Iron and brass [are] thy shoes, And as thy days -- thy strength.

Deuteronomy 33 26
There is none like God, Jeshurun, Who rides on the heavens for your help, In his excellency on the skies.
There is none like unto the ·God of Jeshurun, Who rideth upon the heavens to thy help, And in his majesty, upon the clouds.
There is none like the God of Jeshurun, Riding the heavens in thy help, And in His excellency the skies.

Deuteronomy 33 27
The eternal God is [your] dwelling-place, Underneath are the everlasting arms. He thrust out the enemy from before you, Said, Destroy.
[Thy] refuge is the God of old, And underneath are the eternal arms; And he shall drive out the enemy from before thee, And shall say, Destroy [them]!
A habitation [is] the eternal God, And beneath [are] arms age-during. And He casteth out from thy presence the enemy, and saith, `Destroy!`

Deuteronomy 33 28
Israel dwells in safety, The fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine; Yes, his heavens drop down dew.
And Israel shall dwell in safety alone, The fountain of Jacob, in a land of corn and new wine; Also his heavens shall drop down dew.
And Israel doth tabernacle [in] confidence alone; The eye of Jacob [is] unto a land of corn and wine; Also His heavens drop down dew.

Deuteronomy 33 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.
Happy art thou, Israel! Who is like unto thee, a people saved by Jehovah, The shield of thy help, And the sword of thine excellency? And thine enemies shall come cringing to thee; And thou shalt tread upon their high places.
O thy happiness, O Israel! who is like thee? A people saved by Jehovah, The shield of thy help, And He who [is] the sword of thine excellency: And thine enemies are subdued for thee, And thou on their high places dost tread.`


Deuteronomy 34 1
Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. Yahweh showed him all the land of Gilead, to Dan,
And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And Jehovah shewed him the whole land, Gilead to Dan,
And Moses goeth up from the plains of Moab unto mount Nebo, the top of Pisgah, which [is] on the front of Jericho, and Jehovah sheweth him all the land -- Gilead unto Dan,

Deuteronomy 34 2
and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, to the hinder sea,
and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the hindmost sea,
and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah unto the further sea,

Deuteronomy 34 3
and the South, and the Plain of the valley of Jericho the city of palm-trees, to Zoar.
and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm-trees, to Zoar.
and the south, and the circuit of the valley of Jericho, the city of palms, unto Zoar.

Deuteronomy 34 4
Yahweh said to him, This is the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, I will give it to your seed: I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.
And Jehovah said unto him, This is the land that I swore unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
And Jehovah saith unto him, `This [is] the land which I have sworn to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, To thy seed I give it; I have caused thee to see with thine eyes, and thither thou dost not pass over.`

Deuteronomy 34 5
So Moses the servant of Yahweh died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of Yahweh. And Moses the servant of Jehovah died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of Jehovah.
And Moses, servant of the Lord, dieth there, in the land of Moab, according to the command of Jehovah;

Deuteronomy 34 6
He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth-peor: but no man knows of his tomb to this day.
And he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-Peor; and no man knows his sepulchre to this day.
and He burieth him in a valley in the land of Moab, over-against Beth-Peor, and no man hath known his burying place unto this day.

Deuteronomy 34 7
Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died; his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
And Moses [is] a son of a hundred and twenty years when he dieth; his eye hath not become dim, nor hath his moisture fled.

Deuteronomy 34 8
The children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping in the mourning for Moses were ended.
And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; and the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
And the sons of Israel bewail Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; and the days of weeping [and] mourning for Moses are completed.

Deuteronomy 34 9
Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands on him: and the children of Israel listened to him, and did as Yahweh commanded Moses.
And Joshua the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him; and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as Jehovah had commanded Moses.
And Joshua son of Nun is full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him, and the sons of Israel hearken unto him, and do as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Deuteronomy 34 10
There has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom Yahweh knew face to face, 
And there arose no prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom Jehovah had known face to
face;
And there hath not arisen a prophet any more in Israel like Moses, whom Jehovah hath known face unto face,

Deuteronomy 34 11
in all the signs and the wonders, which Yahweh sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,
according to all the signs and wonders that Jehovah had sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land;
in reference to all the signs and the wonders which Jehovah sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,

Deuteronomy 34 12
and in all the mighty hand, and in all the great terror, which Moses worked in the sight of all Israel.
and according to all that mighty hand; and according to all the great terribleness that Moses had wrought in the sight of all Israel.
and in reference to all the strong hand, and to all the great fear which Moses did before the eyes of all Israel.


Study Questions...

Levi had possession of what two things? 33:8

Pisgah is opposite of ___________? 34:1

How did the LORD know Moses? 

From Gary... Bible Reading, May 9, (World English Bible Text)


May 9
Deuteronomy 33, 34

Deu 33:1 This is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
Deu 33:2 He said, Yahweh came from Sinai, And rose from Seir to them. He shone forth from Mount Paran. He came from the ten thousands of holy ones. At his right hand was a fiery law for them.
Deu 33:3 Yes, he loves the people. All his saints are in your hand. They sat down at your feet; Everyone shall receive of your words.
Deu 33:4 Moses commanded us a law, An inheritance for the assembly of Jacob.
Deu 33:5 He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, All the tribes of Israel together.
Deu 33:6 Let Reuben live, and not die; Nor let his men be few.
Deu 33:7 This is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, Yahweh, the voice of Judah. Bring him in to his people. With his hands he contended for himself. You shall be a help against his adversaries.
Deu 33:8 Of Levi he said, Your Thummim and your Urim are with your godly one, whom you proved at Massah, with whom you strove at the waters of Meribah;
Deu 33:9 who said of his father, and of his mother, 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.
Deu 33:10 They shall teach Jacob your ordinances, and Israel your law. They shall put incense before you, and whole burnt offering on your altar.
Deu 33:11 Yahweh, bless his substance. 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.
Deu 33:12 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.
Deu 33:13 Of Joseph he said, His land is blessed by Yahweh, for the precious things of the heavens, for the dew, for the deep that couches beneath,
Deu 33:14 for the precious things of the fruits of the sun, for the precious things of the growth of the moons,
Deu 33:15 for the chief things of the ancient mountains, for the precious things of the everlasting hills,
Deu 33:16 for the precious things of the earth and its fullness, 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.
Deu 33:17 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 earth: They are the ten thousands of Ephraim. They are the thousands of Manasseh.
Deu 33:18 Of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; and Issachar, in your tents.
Deu 33:19 They shall call the peoples to the mountain. There they will offer sacrifices of righteousness, for they shall draw out the abundance of the seas, the hidden treasures of the sand.
Deu 33:20 Of Gad he said, He who enlarges Gad is blessed. He dwells as a lioness, and tears the arm, yes, the crown of the head.
Deu 33:21 He provided the first part for himself, 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.
Deu 33:22 Of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's cub that leaps out of Bashan.
Deu 33:23 Of Naphtali he said, Naphtali, satisfied with favor, full of the blessing of Yahweh, Possess the west and the south.
Deu 33:24 Of Asher he said, Asher is blessed with children. Let him be acceptable to his brothers. Let him dip his foot in oil.
Deu 33:25 Your bars shall be iron and brass. As your days, so your strength will be.
Deu 33:26 There is none like God, Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens for your help, In his excellency on the skies.
Deu 33:27 The eternal God is your dwelling place. Underneath are the everlasting arms. He thrust out the enemy from before you, and said, Destroy.
Deu 33:28 Israel dwells in safety; the fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine. Yes, his heavens drop down dew.
Deu 33:29 You are happy, 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.
Deu 34:1 Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. Yahweh showed him all the land of Gilead, to Dan,
Deu 34:2 and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, to the hinder sea,
Deu 34:3 and the South, and the Plain of the valley of Jericho the city of palm trees, to Zoar.
Deu 34:4 Yahweh said to him, This is the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, I will give it to your seed: I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.
Deu 34:5 So Moses the servant of Yahweh died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of Yahweh.
Deu 34:6 He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth Peor: but no man knows of his tomb to this day.
Deu 34:7 Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
Deu 34:8 The children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping in the mourning for Moses were ended.
Deu 34:9 Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands on him: and the children of Israel listened to him, and did as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Deu 34:10 There has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom Yahweh knew face to face,
Deu 34:11 in all the signs and the wonders, which Yahweh sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,
Deu 34:12 and in all the mighty hand, and in all the great terror, which Moses worked in the sight of all Israel.