Deuteronomy 33:13
New International Version
About Joseph he said: “May the LORD bless his land with the precious dew from heaven above and with the deep waters that lie below;

New Living Translation
Moses said this about the tribes of Joseph: “May their land be blessed by the LORD with the precious gift of dew from the heavens and water from beneath the earth;

English Standard Version
And of Joseph he said, “Blessed by the LORD be his land, with the choicest gifts of heaven above, and of the deep that crouches beneath,

Berean Study Bible
Concerning Joseph he said: “May his land be blessed by the LORD with the precious dew from heaven above and the deep waters that lie beneath,

King James Bible
And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,

New King James Version
And of Joseph he said: “Blessed of the LORD is his land, With the precious things of heaven, with the dew, And the deep lying beneath,

New American Standard Bible
Of Joseph he said, “Blessed of the LORD be his land, With the choice things of heaven, with the dew, And from the deep waters lying beneath,

NASB 1995
Of Joseph he said, “Blessed of the LORD be his land, With the choice things of heaven, with the dew, And from the deep lying beneath,

NASB 1977
And of Joseph he said, “Blessed of the LORD be his land, With the choice things of heaven, with the dew, And from the deep lying beneath,

Amplified Bible
And of Joseph he said, “Blessed by the LORD be his land, With the precious things of heaven, with the dew, And from the deep water that lies beneath,

Christian Standard Bible
He said about Joseph: May his land be blessed by the LORD with the dew of heaven’s bounty and the watery depths that lie beneath;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said about Joseph: May his land be blessed by the LORD with the dew of heaven’s bounty and the watery depths that lie beneath;

American Standard Version
And of Joseph he said, Blessed of Jehovah be his land, For the precious things of heaven, for the dew, And for the deep that coucheth beneath,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And to Yoseph he said: “The land is blessed of LORD JEHOVAH in produce from the dew of Heaven above and from the depths of the spring rain beneath,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And to Joseph he said, His land is of the blessing of the Lord, of the seasons of sky and dew, and of the deeps of wells below,

Contemporary English Version
Descendants of Joseph, the LORD will bless you with precious water from deep wells and with dew from the sky.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To Joseph also he said: Of the blessing of the Lord be his land, of the fruits of heaven, and of the dew, and of the deep that lieth beneath.

English Revised Version
And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land; For the precious things of heaven, for the dew, And for the deep that coucheth beneath,

Good News Translation
About the tribe of Joseph he said: "May the LORD bless their land with rain And with water from under the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
About the tribes of [Joseph]he said, "May the LORD bless their land with [water,] the best gift heaven can send, with dew and deep springs below the ground.

International Standard Version
About Joseph he said: "May the blessing of the LORD be on his land: dew from the choicest of the heavens, and from the depths beneath;

JPS Tanakh 1917
And of Joseph he said: Blessed of the LORD be his land; For the precious things of heaven, for the dew, And for the deep that coucheth beneath,

Literal Standard Version
And of Joseph he said: His land [is] blessed [by] YHWH, By a precious thing of the heavens, By dew, and by the deep crouching beneath,

NET Bible
Of Joseph he said: May the LORD bless his land with the harvest produced by the sky, by the dew, and by the depths crouching beneath;

New Heart English Bible
Of Joseph he said, "His land is blessed by the LORD, for the precious things of the heavens, for the dew, for the deep that couches beneath,

World English Bible
Of Joseph he said, "His land is blessed by Yahweh, for the precious things of the heavens, for the dew, for the deep that couches beneath,

Young's Literal Translation
And of Joseph he said: -- Blessed of Jehovah is his land, By precious things of the heavens, By dew, and by the deep crouching beneath,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Moses Blesses the Twelve Tribes
12Concerning Benjamin he said: “May the beloved of the LORD rest secure in Him; God shields him all day long, and upon His shoulders he rests.” 13Concerning Joseph he said: “May his land be blessed by the LORD with the precious dew from heaven above and the deep waters that lie beneath, 14with the bountiful harvest from the sun and the abundant yield of the seasons,…

Cross References
Genesis 27:27
So he came near and kissed him. When Isaac smelled his clothing, he blessed him and said: "Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed.

Genesis 27:28
May God give to you the dew of heaven and the richness of the earth--an abundance of grain and new wine.

Genesis 27:39
His father Isaac answered him: "Behold, your dwelling place shall be away from the richness of the land, away from the dew of heaven above.

Genesis 49:22
Joseph is a fruitful vine--a fruitful vine by a spring, whose branches scale the wall.

Numbers 1:32
From the sons of Joseph: From the sons of Ephraim, according to the records of their clans and families, counting the names of all those twenty years of age or older who could serve in the army,

Deuteronomy 33:14
with the bountiful harvest from the sun and the abundant yield of the seasons,

Deuteronomy 33:28
So Israel dwells securely; the fountain of Jacob lives untroubled in a land of grain and new wine, where even the heavens drip with dew.


Treasury of Scripture

And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,

Joseph

Genesis 48:5,9,15-20
And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine…

Genesis 49:22-26
Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: …

the dew

Deuteronomy 32:2
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

Genesis 27:28,29
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: …

Job 29:19
My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.









(13) And of Joseph he said.--The remark of Rashi is especially applicable here. "Thou wilt find in the case of all the tribes, that the blessing of Moses is drawn from the fountain of the blessing of Jacob."

As the voice of Judah, the office of Levi, and the situation of Benjamin are singled out for notice, so the land of Joseph is blessed.

The deep that coucheth beneath.--Rashi observes that "the deep ascends in vapour, and also gives moisture from below."

Verses 13-17. - The blessing on Joseph by Moses closely resembles that pronounced by Jacob on his favorite son; he solicits for him the utmost abundance of temporal blessing, and the riches of the Divine favor. There is this difference, however, between the two blessings, that in that of the patriarch it is the growth of the tribe in power and might that is chiefly contemplated; whilst in that of Moses it is the advance of the tribe in wealth, prosperity, and influence that is chiefly indicated. "Jacob described the growth of Joseph under the figure of a luxuriant branch of a fruit tree planted by the water; whilst Moses fixes his eye primarily upon the land of Joseph, and desires for him the richest productions" (Keil). For the precious things of heaven, for the dew. Several codices, for מטל, "for dew," read מעל, above - "the precious things of heaven above;" and this reading, some critics of eminence adopt. Probably, however, this is only a correction, to bring this passage into accordance with Genesis 49:25. The Targums and the Peshito combine both readings. Instead of "for the precious things," it is better to read "with," etc., and so throughout vers. 13-16. Literally, it is from, etc.; מִמֶּגֶד, the מ expressing the instrumental cause of the blessing, of which the Lord is the efficient cause. The noun מֶגֶד, literally, excellency, preciousness, occurs only here and in Song of Solomon 4:13, 16 and Cant 7:13, where it is rendered by "pleasant." The precious fruit of the heavens is the dew, which, with the waters stored up in the recesses of the earth, furthers the growth of the earth's produce, ripened by the influences of sun and moon. And for the chief things of the ancient mountains; literally, and from the head of the mountains of old. The precious things of the mountains and hills are the vines and olive trees with which the lower slopes are adorned, and the forests that crown the loftier. The good will of him that dwelt in the bush. The reference is to the appearance of Jehovah to Moses in the bush at Horeb (Exodus 3.), when he manifested himself as the Deliverer of Israel, whose good pleasure it was that they should be redeemed from bondage and favored with blessing. That was separated from his brethren; separated in the sense of consecrated, or distinguished (נָזִיר, from נָזַר, to consecrate), from among his brethren. His glory is like the firstling of his bullock; rather, the firstborn of his oxen, majesty is to him. The singular, שׁור, is here used collectively, as in Deuteronomy 15:19. The oxen are Joseph's sons, all of whom were strong, but the firstborn excelled the rest, and was endowed with majesty. It is Ephraim that is referred to, whom Jacob raised to the position of the firstborn (Genesis 48:8, etc.). His horns are like the horns of unicorns; literally, and horns of a ream are his horns. The ream is supposed to be the aurochs, an animal of the bovine species, allied to the buffalo, now extinct, but which the Assyrian bas-reliefs show to have been formerly hunted in that region (cf. Job 39:9, etc.; Psalm 22:22; Rawlinson 'Anc. Men.,' 1:284). By his strong power, Ephraim should thrust down nations, even the most distant. And they are the ten thousands of Ephraim; and these are, etc.; i.e. in such might will the myriads of Ephraim come forth. To Ephraim, as the chief, the myriads are assigned; to Manasseh only the thousands.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Concerning Joseph
וּלְיוֹסֵ֣ף (ū·lə·yō·w·sêp̄)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

he said:
אָמַ֔ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“May his land
אַרְצ֑וֹ (’ar·ṣōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

be blessed
מְבֹרֶ֥כֶת (mə·ḇō·re·ḵeṯ)
Verb - Pual - Participle - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

by the LORD
יְהֹוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

with the dew
מִטָּ֔ל (miṭ·ṭāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2919: Night mist, dew

of heaven’s
שָׁמַ֙יִם֙ (šā·ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

bounty
מִמֶּ֤גֶד (mim·me·ḡeḏ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4022: A distinguished thing, something valuable, as a, product, fruit

and the watery depths
וּמִתְּה֖וֹם (ū·mit·tə·hō·wm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - common singular
Strong's 8415: An abyss, the deep

that lie
רֹבֶ֥צֶת (rō·ḇe·ṣeṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 7257: To crouch, be implication, to recline, repose, brood, lurk, imbed

beneath,
תָּֽחַת׃ (tā·ḥaṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of


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