D E U T E R O N O M Y
Yet Moses has not done with the children of
Israel; he seemed to have taken final leave of them in the close of
the foregoing chapter, but still he has something more to say. He
had preached them a farewell sermon, a very copious and pathetic
discourse. After sermon he had given out a psalm, a long psalm; and
now nothing remains but to dismiss them with a blessing; that
blessing he pronounces in this chapter in the name of the Lord, and
so leaves them. I. He pronounces them all blessed in what God had
done for them already, especially in giving them his law, ver. 2-5. II. He pronounces a
blessing upon each tribe, which is both a prayer for and a prophecy
of their felicity. 1. Reuben, ver.
6. 2. Judah, ver.
7. 3. Levi, ver.
8-11. 4. Benjamin, ver.
42. 5. Joseph, ver.
13-17. 6. Zebulun and Issachar, ver. 18, 19. 7. Gad, ver. 20, 21. 8. Dan, ver. 22. 9. Naphtali, ver. 23. 10. Asher, ver. 24, 25. III. He pronounces them all
in general blessed upon the account of what God would be to them,
and do for them if they were obedient, ver. 26, &c.