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With the precious things of the earth and its fullness,
And the favor and goodwill of Him who dwelt in the bush.
Let these blessings come upon the head of Joseph,
And upon the crown of the head of him who was distinguished [as a prince] among his brothers.(A)
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“His majesty is like a firstborn young bull,
And his horns like the horns of the wild ox;
With them he will gore the peoples,
All of them together, to the ends of the earth.
And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
And those are the thousands of Manasseh.”

18 Of Zebulun he said,

[a]Rejoice, Zebulun, in your interests abroad,
And, Issachar, in your tents [at home].

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  1. Deuteronomy 33:18 Not until 1934 was this prophecy notably in process of fulfillment, when Haifa’s bay became one of the great harbors of the Mediterranean Sea, with commerce affecting the whole world.

16 with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness
    and the favor of him who dwelt in the burning bush.(A)
Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,
    on the brow of the prince among[a] his brothers.(B)
17 In majesty he is like a firstborn bull;
    his horns(C) are the horns of a wild ox.(D)
With them he will gore(E) the nations,
    even those at the ends of the earth.
Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim;(F)
    such are the thousands of Manasseh.(G)

18 About Zebulun(H) he said:

“Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,
    and you, Issachar,(I) in your tents.

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  1. Deuteronomy 33:16 Or of the one separated from

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