Deuteronomy 33:24
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New International Version
About Asher he said: "Most blessed of sons is Asher; let him be favored by his brothers, and let him bathe his feet in oil.

King James Bible
And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.

Darby Bible Translation
And of Asher he said, Asher shall be blessed with sons; Let him be acceptable to his brethren, And let him dip his foot in oil.

World English Bible
Of Asher he said, "Asher is blessed with children. Let him be acceptable to his brothers. Let him dip his foot in oil.

Young's Literal Translation
And of Asher he said: -- Blessed with sons is Asher, Let him be accepted by his brethren, And dipping in oil his foot.

Deuteronomy 33:24 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let Asher be blessed with children - Let him have a numerous posterity, continually increasing.

Let him be acceptable to his brethren - May he be in perfect union and harmony with the other tribes.

Let him dip his foot in oil - Let him have a fertile soil, and an abundance of all the conveniences and comforts of life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Asher be blessed

Genesis 49:20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

Psalm 115:15 You are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.

Psalm 128:3,6 Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants round about your table...

let him be

Proverbs 3:3,4 Let not mercy and truth forsake you: bind them about your neck; write them on the table of your heart...

Exodus 12:10 And you shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remains of it until the morning you shall burn with fire.

Acts 7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt...

Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

Romans 15:31 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea...

let him dip

Job 29:6 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;

Library
Israel the Beloved
'The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between His shoulders.'--DEUT. xxxiii. 12. Benjamin was his father's favourite child, and the imagery of this promise is throughout drawn from the relations between such a child and its father. So far as the future history of the tribes is shadowed in these 'blessings' of this great ode, the reference of the text may be to the tribe of Benjamin, as specially distinguished by Saul
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Shoes of Iron, and Strength Sufficient: a New Year's Promise
"And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil. Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be."--Deuteronomy 33:24-25. I once heard an old minister say that he thought the blessing of Asher was peculiarly the blessing of ministers; and his eyes twinkled as he added, "At any rate, they are usually blessed with children, and it is a great blessing for them if they are acceptable to their
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 35: 1889

On Deut. xxxiii. Ii
On Deut. xxxiii. II Hippolytus, the expositor of the Targum, has said that Moses, when he had finished this prophecy, also pronounced a blessing upon all the children of Israel, by their several tribes, and prayed for them. Then God charged Moses, saying to him, Go up to Mount Nebo, which indeed is known by the name of the mount of the Hebrews, which is in the land of Moab over against Jericho. And He said to him: View the land of Chanaan, which I am to give to the children of Israel for an inheritance.
Hippolytus—The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus

The Best Things Work for Good to the Godly
WE shall consider, first, what things work for good to the godly; and here we shall show that both the best things and the worst things work for their good. We begin with the best things. 1. God's attributes work for good to the godly. (1). God's power works for good. It is a glorious power (Col. i. 11), and it is engaged for the good of the elect. God's power works for good, in supporting us in trouble. "Underneath are the everlasting arms" (Deut. xxxiii. 27). What upheld Daniel in the lion's den?
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

Cross References
Genesis 49:20
"Asher's food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king.

Job 29:6
when my path was drenched with cream and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil.

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