|Deuteronomy 33 |
1 And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
2 And he said, "The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir to them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints; from his right hand went a fiery law for them.
3 Surely he loves the people; all your holy ones are in your power. And they sit at your feet, each receiving your words.1 [From the Word of the Lord within: "To sit in humble silence, waiting on the Lord, is to bear the cross — instead of thinking how you might please others. Those who sit at the feet of Christ to hear His word — their ground is to wait. In humble silence we sit and wait. When you sit and wait, hope for purity, hope for change. Sit with me, and I will make you clean. Sit with me, and I will make you whole. Sit with me, and I will reveal all. In the course of your day, sit, sit, sit."]
4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
6 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
7 And this is the blessing of Judah; and he said, "Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him to his people; with his own hands he contended for himself; and be a help to him from his enemies.
8 And of Levi he said, "Let your Thummim and your Urim be with your holy one [Aaron, the head of the tribe], whom you proved at Massah, and with whom you strove at the waters of Meribah;
9 Who said to his father and to his mother, 'I have not regarded them;' neither did he acknowledge his brothers, nor know his own children; for they have observed your word, and kept your covenant.
10 They shall teach Jacob your judgments, and Israel your law; they shall put incense before you, and whole burnt sacrifice upon your altar.
11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept the work of his hands; smite through the loins of those who rise against him, and of those who hate him, that they do not rise again."
12 And of Benjamin he said, "The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders."
13 And of Joseph he said, "Blessed by the LORD is his land, with the precious things of heaven, by the dew, and the depths that lie beneath,
14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon,
15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
16 And for the precious things of the earth and fullness thereof, and for the good will of him who dwelled in the bush. Let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him who was separated from his brothers.
17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of the wild ox; with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth, and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh."
18 And of Zebulun he said, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; and, Issachar, in your tents.
19 They shall call the people to the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hidden in the sand."
20 And of Gad he said, "Blessed is he that enlarges Gad; he dwells as a lion, and tears the arm with the crown of the head.
21 And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his judgments with Israel."
22 And of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's whelp; he shall leap from Bashan."
23 And of Naphtali he said, "O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full with the blessing of the LORD; possess the west and the south."
24 And of Asher he said, "Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brothers, and let him dip his foot in oil.
25 Your shoes shall be iron and brass; and as your days, so shall your strength be."
26 There is none like the God of Jeshurun, who rides upon the heaven in your help, and in his excellence on the sky.
27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before you; and shall say, "Destroy them."
28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone. The fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
29 Happy are you, O Israel. Who is like to you, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, and who is the sword of your excellency! And your enemies shall be found liars to you; and you shall tread upon their high places.
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1 Surely he loves the people; all your holy ones are in your power. And they sit at your feet, each receiving your words. All of God's saints are in his power. The holy ones are God's saints, having been translated into the kingdom of God to share the inheritance in the light. Notice, they sit at the feet of Jesus, receiving his words; the words I speak to you are spirit and are life. John 6:63. To sit at Jesus' feet and listen to his word in the one thing needed by any who aspire to become a saint:
Now it came to pass as they went, that he entered into a certain village, and a woman named Martha received him into her house.
And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard his word.
Now Martha was distracted with much serving, and came to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her that she should help me."
But Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things.
There is only one thing needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:38-42.
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