IV. THE DEATH OF MOSES
1Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo,#a. [34:1] Dt 3:27; 32:49. the peak of Pisgah which faces Jericho, and the Lord showed him all the land—Gilead, and as far as Dan, 2all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea,#b. [34:2] Dt 11:24. 3the Negeb, the plain (the valley of Jericho, the City of Palms), and as far as Zoar. 4The Lord then said to him, This is the land#c. [34:4] Dt 1:8; 3:27; 32:52; Gn 12:7; 15:18–21. about which I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, “I will give it to your descendants.” I have let you see it with your own eyes, but you shall not cross over. 5So there, in the land of Moab, Moses, the servant of the Lord, died#d. [34:5] Dt 32:50; Ex 14:31; Nm 12:7–8; Jos 1:1–2, 7, 13, 15; 1 Kgs 8:53, 56; Mal 3:22. as the Lord had said; 6and he was buried in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor; to this day no one knows the place of his burial.#e. [34:6] Dt 3:29. 7Moses was one hundred and twenty years old#f. [34:7] Dt 31:2. when he died, yet his eyes were undimmed and his vigor unabated. 8The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days, till they had completed the period of grief and mourning for Moses.
9Now Joshua, son of Nun,#g. [34:9] Nm 27:18–23; Jos 1:17. was filled with the spirit of wisdom, since Moses had laid his hands upon him; and so the Israelites gave him their obedience, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
10#h. [34:10] Dt 5:4; 18:15; Ex 33:11; Nm 12:8; Sir 45:5. Since then no prophet has arisen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11#i. [34:11–12] Dt 4:34; Ex 4:21; 7:1, 8–12. in all the signs and wonders the Lord sent him to perform in the land of Egypt against Pharaoh and all his servants and against all his land, 12and all the great might and the awesome power that Moses displayed in the sight of all Israel.
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