1 Then Moses went
up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah,
which is opposite Jericho, and the Lord showed him the whole land:
Gilead as far as Dan,
2 all Naphtali,
the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as
the Western Sea,
3 the Negeb, and
the Plain -- that is, the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees
-- as far as Zoar.
4 The Lord said
to him, ‘This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to
Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, “I will give it to your descendants”;
I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over
5 Then Moses,
the servant of the Lord, died there in the land of Moab, at the
6 He was buried
in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor, but no one
knows his burial place to this day.
7 Moses was one
hundred and twenty years old when he died; his sight was unimpaired
and his vigour had not abated.
8 The Israelites
wept for Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days; then the period
of mourning for Moses was ended.
9 Joshua son of
Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his
hands on him; and the Israelites obeyed him, doing as the Lord had
10 Never since
has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew
face to face.
11 He was unequalled
for all the signs and wonders that the Lord sent him to perform
in the land of Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants and his
12 and for all
the mighty deeds and all the terrifying displays of power that Moses
performed in the sight of all Israel.