, ,

Blessings over each of the tribes, Moses dies: Deuteronomy 33–34

Before he died, Moses blessed each of the tribes, then finished with the following blessing for all of Israel:

Deuteronomy 33:26  There is no one like the God of Israel.
He rides across the heavens to help you,
across the skies in majestic splendor.
The eternal God is your refuge,
and his everlasting arms are under you.
He drives out the enemy before you;
he cries out, ‘Destroy them!’
So Israel will live in safety,
prosperous Jacob in security,
in a land of grain and new wine,
while the heavens drop down dew.
How blessed you are, O Israel!
Who else is like you, a people saved by the Lord?
He is your protecting shield
and your triumphant sword!
Your enemies will cringe before you,
and you will stomp on their backs!

Then God showed Moses the promised land before he died. The New Testament tells us there was then a battle for Moses’ body.