New English Translation
7 Moses was 120 years old when he died, but his eye was not dull[a] nor had his vitality[b] departed. 8 The Israelites mourned for Moses in the rift valley plains[c] of Moab for thirty days; then the days of mourning for Moses ended.
An Epitaph for Moses
9 Now Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had placed his hands on him;[d] and the Israelites listened to him and did just what the Lord had commanded Moses.Read full chapter
- Deuteronomy 34:7 tn Or “dimmed.” The term could refer to dull appearance or to dimness caused by some loss of visual acuity.
- Deuteronomy 34:7 tn Heb “sap.” That is, he was still in possession of his faculties or liveliness.
- Deuteronomy 34:8 sn This is the area of the rift valley basin to the north of the Dead Sea and east of the Jordan. See the note at Num 21:1.
- Deuteronomy 34:9 sn See Num 27:18.