This is the blessing with which Moses, the man of God, bade the Israelites farewell before he died. He said:
The Lord came from Sinai;
He shone upon them from Seir;
He appeared from Mount Paran,
And approached from Ribeboth-kodesh,
Lightning flashing at them from His right.
Lover, indeed, of the people,
Their hallowed are all in Your hand.
They followed in Your steps,
Accepting Your pronouncements,
When Moses charged us with the Teaching
As the heritage of the congregation of Jacob.
Then He became King in Jeshurun,
When the heads of the people assembled,
The tribes of Israel together.
May Reuben live and not die,
Though few be his numbers.
And this he said of Judah:
Hear, O Lord the voice of Judah
And restore him to his people.
Though his own hands strive for him,
Help him against his foes.