The Last Words Of Moses
When Moses was old, he said to all the Israelites, "I am a hundred and
twenty years old this day. I can no longer go out and come in, and
Jehovah has said to me, 'You shall not go over this river Jordan.'
Jehovah your God is going over before you. He will destroy these nations
before you, and you shall drive them out; and Joshua is going over to
lead you as Jehovah has commanded. Be brave and strong, do not be afraid
of them, for Jehovah your God is leading you; he will not fail you nor
Moses also called Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel,
"Be brave and strong, for you shall bring this people into the land
which Jehovah has promised to their fathers to give them; and you shall
give it to them. Jehovah is going before you; he will be with you, he
will not fail nor forsake you; fear not, nor be frightened."
Then Moses went up on the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo to the summit of
Pisgah opposite Jericho. And Jehovah showed him all the land, and said
to him, "This is the land which I have solemnly promised to Abraham, to
Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your children.' I have
let you see it with your own eyes, but you shall not go over there."
So Moses, the servant of Jehovah, died there in the land of Moab as
Jehovah had said. And Jehovah buried him in the deep valley in the land
of Moab; but to this day no man knows the place where he was buried.
Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, but his eye was
not dim nor had he lost his strength. The Israelites wept for Moses on
the plain of Moab thirty days, and then the days of weeping and mourning
for Moses were ended.
Joshua the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom, for Moses
had laid his hands upon him; and the Israelites listened to him and did
as Jehovah commanded Moses. But in Israel no prophet had yet arisen whom
Jehovah knew as well as he did Moses.
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