The Death of Moses

Deuteronomy 34

1 Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab a to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land, Gilead as far as Dan, 2 all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah b as far as the western sea, 3 c the Negeb, and d the Plain, that is, the Valley of Jericho e the city of palm trees, as far as f Zoar. 4 And the Lord said to him, g "This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, 'I will give it to your offspring.' h I have let you see it with your eyes, but i you shall not go over there." 5 So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord, 6 and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor; but j no one knows the place of his burial to this day. 7 k Moses was 120 years old when he died. l His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated. 8 And the people of Israel m wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of n the spirit of wisdom, for o Moses had laid his hands on him. So p the people of Israel obeyed him and did as the Lord had commanded Moses. 10 And there has not q arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, r whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 none like him for all s the signs and the wonders that the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, 12 and for all the mighty power and all the great deeds of terror that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

  1. Cross References
    Numbers 27:12
    The Lord said to Moses, "Go up into this mountain of Abarim and see the land that I have given to the people of Israel.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 11:24
    Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours. Your territory shall be from the wilderness to the Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the western sea.
  3. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 1:7
    Turn and take your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites and to all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the Negeb and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 13:12
    Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled among the cities of the valley and moved his tent as far as Sodom.
    Genesis 19:17
    And as they brought them out, one said, "Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.
    Genesis 19:25
    And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.
    Genesis 19:28 - 29
    And he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the valley, and he looked and, behold, the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace.
    2 Samuel 18:23
    Come what may," he said, "I will run." So he said to him, "Run." Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and outran the Cushite.
  5. Cross References
    Judges 1:16
    And the descendants of the Kenite, Moses' father-in-law, went up with the people of Judah from the city of palms into the wilderness of Judah, which lies in the Negeb near Arad, and they went and settled with the people.
    Judges 3:13
    He gathered to himself the Ammonites and the Amalekites, and went and defeated Israel. And they took possession of the city of palms.
    2 Chronicles 28:15
    And the men who have been mentioned by name rose and took the captives, and with the spoil they clothed all who were naked among them. They clothed them, gave them sandals, provided them with food and drink, and anointed them, and carrying all the feeble among them on donkeys, they brought them to their kinsfolk at Jericho, the city of palm trees. Then they returned to Samaria.
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 14:2
    These kings made war with Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).
    Genesis 19:22
    Escape there quickly, for I can do nothing till you arrive there." Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 12:7
    Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
    Genesis 50:24
    And Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die, but God will visit you and bring you up out of this land to the land that he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
  8. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 3:27
    Go up to the top of Pisgah and lift up your eyes westward and northward and southward and eastward, and look at it with your eyes, for you shall not go over this Jordan.
    Deuteronomy 32:52
    For you shall see the land before you, but you shall not go there, into the land that I am giving to the people of Israel.
  9. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 1:37
    Even with me the Lord was angry on your account and said, 'You also shall not go in there.
  10. Cross References
    Jude 1:9
    But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you.
  11. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 31:2
    And he said to them, "I am 120 years old today. I am no longer able to go out and come in. The Lord has said to me, 'You shall not go over this Jordan.
  12. Cross References
    Genesis 27:1
    When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his older son and said to him, "My son"; and he answered, "Here I am.
    Genesis 48:10
    Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see. So Joseph brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them.
    Joshua 14:10 - 11
    And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, just as he said, these forty-five years since the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness. And now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old.
    1 Samuel 3:2
    At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place.
    1 Samuel 4:15
    Now Eli was ninety-eight years old and his eyes were set so that he could not see.
  13. Cross References
    Numbers 20:29
    And when all the congregation saw that Aaron had perished, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.
    Genesis 50:3
    Forty days were required for it, for that is how many are required for embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.
  14. Cross References
    Exodus 28:3
    You shall speak to all the skillful, whom I have filled with a spirit of skill, that they make Aaron's garments to consecrate him for my priesthood.
    Isaiah 11:2
    And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
  15. Cross References
    Numbers 27:18
    So the Lord said to Moses, "Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him.
    Numbers 27:23
    And he laid his hands on him and commissioned him as the Lord directed through Moses.
  16. Cross References
    Joshua 1:17
    Just as we obeyed Moses in all things, so we will obey you. Only may the Lord your God be with you, as he was with Moses!
  17. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 18:15
    The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers - it is to him you shall listen -
    Deuteronomy 18:18
    I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
  18. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 5:4
    The Lord spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the midst of the fire.
    Exodus 33:11
    Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses turned again into the camp, his assistant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.
  19. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:34
    Or has any god ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, and by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great deeds of terror, all of which the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
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