Deuteronomy 32-34 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Song of Moses
32 “Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak;
5 “They have corrupted themselves;
7 “Remember the days of old,
10 “He found him in a desert land
13 “He made him ride in the heights of the earth,
15 “But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked;
19 “And when the Lord saw it, He spurned them,
23 ‘I will heap disasters on them;
28 “For they are a nation void of counsel,
34 ‘Is this not laid up in store with Me,
36 “For the Lord will judge His people
39 ‘Now see that I, even I, am He,
43 “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His [j]people;
44 So Moses came with [k]Joshua the son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people. 45 Moses finished speaking all these words to all Israel, 46 and he said to them: “Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall command your children to be careful to observe—all the words of this law. 47 For it is not a [l]futile thing for you, because it is your life, and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess.”
Moses to Die on Mount Nebo
48 Then the Lord spoke to Moses that very same day, saying: 49 “Go up this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, across from Jericho; view the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel as a possession; 50 and die on the mountain which you ascend, and be [m]gathered to your people, just as Aaron your brother died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people; 51 because you trespassed against Me among the children of Israel at the waters of [n]Meribah Kadesh, in the Wilderness of Zin, because you did not hallow Me in the midst of the children of Israel. 52 Yet you shall see the land before you, though you shall not go there, into the land which I am giving to the children of Israel.”
Moses’ Final Blessing on Israel
33 Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. 2 And he said:
“The Lord came from Sinai,
6 “Let Reuben live, and not die,
7 And this he said of Judah:
“Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah,
8 And of Levi he said:
“Let Your [p]Thummim and Your Urim be with Your holy one,
12 Of Benjamin he said:
“The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him,
13 And of Joseph he said:
“Blessed of the Lord is his land,
18 And of Zebulun he said:
“Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,
20 And of Gad he said:
“Blessed is he who enlarges Gad;
22 And of Dan he said:
“Dan is a lion’s whelp;
23 And of Naphtali he said:
“O Naphtali, satisfied with favor,
24 And of Asher he said:
“Asher is most blessed of sons;
26 “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun,
Moses Dies on Mount Nebo
34 Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is across from Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land of Gilead as far as Dan, 2 all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the [r]Western Sea, 3 the South, and the plain of the Valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar. 4 Then the Lord said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross 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 a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor; but no one knows his grave to this day. 7 Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His [s]eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor [t]diminished. 8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. So the days of weeping and mourning for Moses ended.
9 Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the children of Israel heeded him, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.
10 But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 in all the signs and wonders which the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, before Pharaoh, before all his servants, and in all his land, 12 and by all that mighty power and all the great terror which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.
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