||When you cross the Jordan, the ones who shall stand on Mount Gerizim for the people's blessing shall be Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph and Benjamin.
Eleh ya'amdu levarech et-ha'am al-har Grizim be'ovrechem et-haYarden Shim'on veLevi viYehudah veYisachar veYosef uVinyamin.
||The ones who shall stand on Mount Ebal for the curse shall be Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan and Naphtali.
Ve'eleh ya'amdu al-haklalah behar Eyval Re'uven Gad ve'Asher uZvulun Dan veNaftali.
(Sotah 32a; Rashi). Or, 'near' (Sotah 37a; Chizzkuni). The Hebrew word al has both connotations.
See Deuteronomy, 11:29.
|for the people's blessing|
Or, 'when the blessing is given' (HaKethav VeHaKabbalah). Some say that the blessings were the precise opposite of the curses given below (Sotah 37b). However, others indicate that the blessings might be 28:1-14 (Ibn Ezra). See Joshua 8:34.
The younger ones, or those not fit for service (see Numbers 4:47; Sotah 37a). The other Levites pronounced the blessings (Deuteronomy 27:14).