The blessing of the priests on the Children of Israel
This three-fold priestly blessing—for material success, for God’s favor, and for peace—is a beautiful expression of God’s power to keep his people from harm and grant them everything needed for their welfare. It is one of the oldest blessings used by Jewish priests to bless the children of Israel. For more than 3,000 years, these simple but eloquent words have brought comfort and solace.
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
The Lord make his face shine upon thee,
and be gracious unto thee:
The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee,
and give thee peace.
And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.