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

them, for Jehovah your God is leading you; he will not fail you nor

forsake you."

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.