Deuteronomy 33:17
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New International Version
In majesty he is like a firstborn bull; his horns are the horns of a wild ox. With them he will gore the nations, even those at the ends of the earth. Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim; such are the thousands of Manasseh."

New Living Translation
Joseph has the majesty of a young bull; he has the horns of a wild ox. He will gore distant nations, driving them to the ends of the earth. This is my blessing for the multitudes of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh."

English Standard Version
A firstborn bull—he has majesty, and his horns are the horns of a wild ox; with them he shall gore the peoples, all of them, to the ends of the earth; they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.”

New American Standard Bible
"As the firstborn of his ox, majesty is his, And his horns are the horns of the wild ox; With them he will push the peoples, All at once, to the ends of the earth. And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And those are the thousands of Manasseh."

King James Bible
His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His firstborn bull has splendor, and horns like those of a wild ox; he gores all the peoples with them to the ends of the earth. Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and such are the thousands of Manasseh.

International Standard Version
May the firstborn of his bull be honorable to him, and may his horns be those of a wild ox. With them may he push people all together, to the ends of the earth. These are the myriads of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh."

NET Bible
May the firstborn of his bull bring him honor, and may his horns be those of a wild ox; with them may he gore all peoples, all the far reaches of the earth. They are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

New Heart English Bible
A firstborn bull, majesty is his. His horns are the horns of the wild ox. With them he shall push all of the peoples, to the ends of the earth. They are the ten thousands of Ephraim. They are the thousands of Manasseh."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will be as majestic as a firstborn bull. Their horns will be like the horns of a wild ox. They will use them to push away nations including those at the ends of the earth. The tens of thousands from the tribe of Ephraim and the thousands from the tribe of Manasseh will be like this."

JPS Tanakh 1917
His firstling bullock, majesty is his; And his horns are the horns of the wild-ox; With them he shall gore the peoples all of them, even the ends of the earth; And they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And they are the thousands of Manasseh.

New American Standard 1977
“As the first-born of his ox, majesty is his,
            And his horns are the horns of the wild ox;
            With them he shall push the peoples,
            All at once, to the ends of the earth.
            And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
            And those are the thousands of Manasseh.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
His beauty is like the firstborn of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns; with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth; these are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and these are the thousands of Manasseh.

King James 2000 Bible
His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of a wild ox: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

American King James Version
His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

American Standard Version
The firstling of his herd, majesty is his; And his horns are the horns of the wild-ox: With them he shall push the peoples all of them, even the ends of the earth: And they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And they are the thousands of Manasseh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His beauty as of the firstling of a bullock, his horns as the horns of a rhinoceros: with them shall he push the nations even to the ends of the earth These are the multitudes of Ephraim and these the thousands of Manasses.

Darby Bible Translation
His majesty is as the firstling of his ox; And his horns are as the horns of a buffalo. With them shall he push the peoples Together to the ends of the earth. These are the myriads of Ephraim, And these are the thousands of Manasseh.

English Revised Version
The firstling of his bullock, majesty is his; And his horns are the horns of the wild-ox: With them he shall push the peoples all of them, even the ends of the earth: And they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And they are the thousands of Manasseh.

Webster's Bible Translation
His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

World English Bible
The firstborn of his herd, majesty is his. His horns are the horns of the wild ox. With them he shall push the peoples all of them, [even] the ends of the earth: They are the ten thousands of Ephraim. They are the thousands of Manasseh."

Young's Literal Translation
His honour is a firstling of his ox, And his horns are horns of a reem; By them peoples he doth push together To the ends of earth; And they are the myriads of Ephraim, And they are the thousands of Manasseh.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
33:6-23 The order in which the tribes are here blessed, is not the same as is observed elsewhere. The blessing of Judah may refer to the whole tribe in general, or to David as a type of Christ. Moses largely blesses the tribe of Levi. Acceptance with God is what we should all aim at, and desire, in all our devotions, whether men accept us or not, 2Co 5:9. This prayer is a prophecy, that God will keep up a ministry in his church to the end of time. The tribe of Benjamin had their inheritance close to mount Zion. To be situated near the ordinances, is a precious gift from the Lord, a privilege not to be exchanged for any worldly advantage, or indulgence. We should thankfully receive the earthly blessings sent to us, through the successive seasons. But those good gifts which come down from the Father of lights, through the rising of the Sun of righteousness, and the pouring out of his Spirit like the rain which makes fruitful, are infinitely more precious, as the tokens of his special love. The precious things here prayed for, are figures of spiritual blessing in heavenly things by Christ, the gifts, graces, and comforts of the Spirit. When Moses prays for the good will of Him that dwelt in the bush, he refers to the covenant, on which all our hopes of God's favour must be founded. The providence of God appoints men's habitations, and wisely disposes men to different employments for the public good. Whatever our place and business are, it is our wisdom and duty to apply thereto; and it is happiness to be well pleased therewith. We should not only invite others to the service of God, but abound in it. The blessing of Naphtali. The favour of God is the only favour satisfying to the soul. Those are happy indeed, who have the favour of God; and those shall have it, who reckon that in having it they have enough, and desire no more.
Study Bible
The Blessings of the Twelve Tribes
16And with the choice things of the earth and its fullness, And the favor of Him who dwelt in the bush. Let it come to the head of Joseph, And to the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers. 17"As the firstborn of his ox, majesty is his, And his horns are the horns of the wild ox; With them he will push the peoples, All at once, to the ends of the earth. And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And those are the thousands of Manasseh." 18Of Zebulun he said, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going forth, And, Issachar, in your tents.…
Cross References
Numbers 23:22
"God brings them out of Egypt, He is for them like the horns of the wild ox.

1 Samuel 2:1
Then Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.

1 Kings 22:11
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made horns of iron for himself and said, "Thus says the LORD, 'With these you will gore the Arameans until they are consumed.'"

Job 39:9
"Will the wild ox consent to serve you, Or will he spend the night at your manger?

Psalm 44:5
Through You we will push back our adversaries; Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.

Psalm 60:7
"Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of My head; Judah is My scepter.

Ezekiel 34:21
"Because you push with side and with shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns until you have scattered them abroad,

Daniel 8:4
I saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself.
Treasury of Scripture

His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

the firstling

1 Chronicles 5:1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; …

his horns

Numbers 23:22 God brought them out of Egypt; he has as it were the strength of an unicorn.

Numbers 24:8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he has as it were the strength …

Job 39:9,10 Will the unicorn be willing to serve you, or abide by your crib…

Psalm 22:21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for you have heard me from the horns …

Psalm 29:6 He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

Psalm 92:10 But my horn shall you exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall …

Isaiah 34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with …

unicorns [heb] an unicorn
he shall push

1 Kings 22:11 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he …

2 Chronicles 18:10 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah had made him horns of iron, and …

Psalm 44:5 Through you will we push down our enemies: through your name will …

the ten thousands

Genesis 48:19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he …

Numbers 26:34,37 These are the families of Manasseh, and those that were numbered …

Hosea 5:3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, …

Hosea 6:4 O Ephraim, what shall I do to you? O Judah, what shall I do to you? …

Hosea 7:1 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was …

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