The Death of Moses and the Commissioning of Joshua
1Then Moses went up from the desert plateau#Or “plains/lowlands” of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite#Literally “which is on the face of” Jericho, and Yahweh showed him all of the land, Gilead all the way up to Dan, 2and all of Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh and all of the land of Judah, up to the western sea,#That is, the Mediterranean Sea 3and the Negev and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palms, on up to Zoar. 4And Yahweh said to him, “This is the land that I swore to Abraham to Isaac and to Jacob, saying,#Literally “to say” ‘To your offspring I will give it.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross into it.”#Literally “to there” 5Then Moses, the servant of Yahweh, died there in the land of Moab according to the command of Yahweh.#Literally “at the mouth of Yahweh” 6And he#That is, Yahweh buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth Peor. But until this day no one knows his burial site. 7Now Moses was a hundred and twenty years old#Literally “and Moses was a son of a hundred and twenty year” when he died;#Literally “at/in his dying” his sight was not impaired and his vigor had not abated.#Literally “not faded his eyes and not had fled away his vitality” 8And the Israelites#Literally “sons/children of Israel” wept concerning Moses thirty days; finally the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were completed.
9Now#Or “And” Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom because Moses had placed his hands on him, and the Israelites#Literally “sons/children of Israel” listened to him, and they did as Yahweh had commanded Moses. 10And not again#Or “since then” has a prophet arisen in Israel like Moses, whom Yahweh knew#Hebrew “knew him” face to face, 11as far as all the signs and the wonders Yahweh sent him to do in the land of Egypt, against#Hebrew “to” Pharaoh and all of his servants and against#Hebrew “to” all of his land, 12and as far as all of the mighty deeds#Literally “the hand the strong” and as far as the great awesome wonders#Literally “the terrifying the great actions” Moses did before the eyes of all Israel.
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