Moses largely blesses the tribe of Levi. Deuteronomy 33:3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy … To the high priest, here called Gods. Introduction to the blessing of the tribes. 2-4. Many eminent biblical scholars, resting on the most ancient and approved manuscripts of the Septuagint, consider the latter clause as referring to Simeon; "and Simeon, let his men be few," a reading of the text which is in harmony with other statements of Scripture respecting this tribe ( Numbers 25:6-14 , 1:23 , 26:14 , Joshua 19:1 ). And this he said of Judah: “Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, And bring … These are the last words of all that ever Moses, that great writer, that great dictator, either wrote himself or had written from his dictation; they are therefore very remarkable, and no doubt we shall find them very improving. The blessing of Reuben. Deuteronomy 33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto 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. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Here we have, I. He was more numerous than several other tribes ( Numbers 1:21 , 2:11 ). 25. shoes of iron and brass--These shoes suited his rocky coast from Carmel to Sidon. The Lord came--Under a beautiful metaphor, borrowed from the dawn and progressive splendor of the sun, the Majesty of God is sublimely described as a divine light which appeared in Sinai and scattered its beams on all the adjoining region in directing Israel's march to Canaan. Read Deuteronomy 33 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). No God like the God of Israel. All rights reserved. Deuteronomy 33:1-28 . 19. shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand--Both tribes should traffic with the Phoenicians in gold and silver, pearl and coral, especially in murex, the shellfish that yielded the famous Tyrian dye, and in glass, which was manufactured from the sand of the river Belus, in their immediate neighborhood. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Proud member
Now to soften that, and that he might not seem to part in anger, he here subjoins a blessing, and leaves his peace, which should descend and rest upon all those among them that were the sons of peace. There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun--The chapter concludes with a congratulatory address to Israel on their peculiar happiness and privilege in having Jehovah for their God and protector. 20, 21. of Gad he said--Its possessions were larger than they would have been had they lain west of Jordan; and this tribe had the honor of being settled by Moses himself in the first portion of land conquered. This might well be described as the leap of a young lion from the hills of Bashan. Deuteronomy 33:27(NASB) Verse Thoughts Little by little the eternal Lord of the universe and the omniscient creator of humanity graciously unveiled Himself to mankind and Moses discovered Him to be a refuge and a dwelling place. Thy shoes shall be iron and brass — They must have had great plenty of both these metals before they could make, or rather adorn their shoes with them, as was the custom among some nations. The location of Seir was on the east of the Ghor; mount Paran was either the chain on the west of the Ghor, or rather the mountains on the southern border of the desert towards the peninsula [ROBINSON]. Deuteronomy 33:16 "And for the precious things of the earth and fullness thereof, and [for] the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let [the blessing] come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him [that was] separated from his brethren." (1) Now this is the blessing. 26-29. They are both incomparable in his eye; and we are sure that in this his judgment of both his eye did not wax dim.I. Deuteronomy 33 – Moses Blesses the Tribes A. 22. Deuteronomy 33:6 Or but let; Deuteronomy 33:16 Or of the one separated from; Deuteronomy 33:28 Septuagint; Hebrew Jacob’s spring is Moses the man of God--This was a common designation of a prophet ( 1 Samuel 2:27, 9:6), and it is here applied to Moses, when, like Jacob, he was about to deliver ministerially before his death, a prophetic benediction to Israel.. 2-4. Though Reuben had lost the honour of his birthright, yet Moses begins with him; for we should not insult over those that are disgraced, nor desire to perpetuate marks of infamy upon any, though ever so justly fastened at first, In blessing the tribe of Levi, Moses expresses himself more at large, not so much because it was his own tribe (for he takes no notice of his relation to it) as because it was Gods tribe. 1. 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