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“May the tribe of Reuben live and not die out,
    though their people are few in number.”

This is what he said about the tribe of Judah:

“Hear the cry of Judah, O Yahweh,
    and bring them to their people.
They must defend themselves.
    Help them against their enemies.”

About the tribe of Levi he said,

“Your Thummim and Urim[a] belong to your faithful people.
You tested your people at Massah.
You quarreled with them at the oasis of Meribah.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 33:8 The Urim and Thummim were used by the chief priest to determine God’s answer to questions.