“How beautiful are your tents,(A) Jacob,
    your dwelling places, Israel!

“Like valleys they spread out,
    like gardens beside a river,(B)
like aloes(C) planted by the Lord,
    like cedars beside the waters.(D)
Water will flow from their buckets;
    their seed will have abundant water.

“Their king will be greater than Agag;(E)
    their kingdom will be exalted.(F)

“God brought them out of Egypt;
    they have the strength of a wild ox.
They devour hostile nations
    and break their bones in pieces;(G)
    with their arrows they pierce them.(H)
Like a lion they crouch and lie down,
    like a lioness(I)—who dares to rouse them?

“May those who bless you be blessed(J)
    and those who curse you be cursed!”(K)

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