The death of Moses
1Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, opposite Jericho. There the Lord showed him the whole land – from Gilead to Dan, 2all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Mediterranean Sea, 3the Negev and the whole region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar. 4Then the Lord said to him, ‘This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, “I will give it to your descendants.” I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it.’
5And Moses the servant of the Lord died there in Moab, as the Lord had said. 6He buried him#Or He was buried in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but to this day no one knows where his grave is. 7Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone. 8The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days, until the time of weeping and mourning was over.
9Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit#Or Spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites listened to him and did what the Lord had commanded Moses.
10Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11who did all those signs and wonders the Lord sent him to do in Egypt – to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land. 12For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.
Footnotes for the Book of Deuteronomy
a 1 Or the Sea of Reeds
b 23 That is, Crete
c 34 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
a 33 Or of a god
b 48 Syriac (see also 3:9); Hebrew Siyon
c 49 Hebrew the Sea of the Arabah
a 4 Or The Lord our God is one Lord; or The Lord is our God, the Lord is one; or The Lord is our God, the Lord alone
a 1 That is, a chest
a 32 In Hebrew texts this verse (12:32) is numbered 13:1.
a 5 The precise identification of some of the birds and animals in this chapter is uncertain.
a 17 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
b 19 Or down to use in the siege, for the fruit trees are for the benefit of people.
a In Hebrew texts 23:1-25 is numbered 23:2-26.
b 2 Or one of illegitimate birth
c 4 That is, North-west Mesopotamia
d 18 Hebrew of a dog
a 20 Hebrew me
a 3 Or will bring you back from captivity
a 2 Or from
b 2 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
c 5 Jeshurun means the upright one, that is, Israel; also in verse 26.
d 6 Or but let
e 16 Or of the one separated from
f 28 Septuagint; Hebrew Jacob’s spring is