Deuteronomy 33: Each tribe is blessed.


This chapter lists the blessings Moses gives to each tribe. To be perfectly honest, it just sounds like he was making stuff up to make each tribe feel good about themselves. It’s mostly nonsense.

In other words:

Moses is about to die so he gives each tribe a blessing.

Favorite bit:

Deuteronmy 33:24  - And of Asher, he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren and let him dip his foot in oil (this is kind of a crappy blessing. After all Joshua’s blessing is that the horns or their bulls are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth. But Asher – your brethren will like you – lovely. At least it was positive).

Most colorful blessing:

Deuteronomy 33:20 – And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.

Longest blessing:

The Levites get the longest blessing – it goes on for 4 verses (Deuteronomy 33:8-11)

Moral Lesson Learned: 

Be sure to leave people with a good feeling about themselves (Deuteronomy 33)