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Deuteronomy 33:16-18 International Standard Version (ISV)

16 from the choicest of the earth and its fullness,
    and the favor of the one who lived in the burning[a] bush.
May blessing[b] rest on Joseph’s head,
    and on the crown of the head
        of the one set apart from his brothers.
17 May the firstborn of his bull be honorable to him,
    and may his horns be those of a wild ox.
With them may he push people all together,
    to the ends of the earth.
These are the myriads[c] of Ephraim
    and the thousands of Manasseh.”

Zebulun and Issachar

18 About Zebulun he said:

“Zebulun, rejoice as you go out
    and Issachar, in being inside your tents.


  1. Deuteronomy 33:16 The Heb. lacks burning
  2. Deuteronomy 33:16 Lit. it
  3. Deuteronomy 33:17 Or the countless ones; Lit. the ten thousands
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Deuteronomy 33:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

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

18 About Zebulun he said:

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


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