Blessing of the Tribes
Moses prayed to the Lord a blessing on behalf of the people. He mentioned in prayer one by one each tribe. During this prayer, he used more words on some tribes than other tribes. Rueben, Benjamin, Dan and Naphtali were given one thought each. I find it interesting that Judah, who would become the most prominent of the twelve tribes, was given one verse, which amounted to two compete thoughts. Levi was given four verses and Joseph five verses. I also find it interesting that Joseph is spoken as one tribe, when most often he is split into two tribes: Ephraim and Manasseh. This prayer is similar to Jesus high priestly prayer before his arrest, trial and crucifixion. However, Moses was praying as a servant and Jesus prayed as a Son.
There was no people like Israel on the earth, saved of the Lord. However, they cannot compare to the church of Jesus Christ. A people from every tribe, tongue and nation on the earth, saved with an eternal salvation. The sons of Israel were given a land of grain and new wine; however, the church has been given eternal life in the presence of God and his Christ and there will no longer be any death, or mourning, or crying, or pain because God is making all things new. (Rev 21:4, 5)