Deuteronomy 34

The death of Moses

1 Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo. He went from the valley of Moab to the top of Mount Pisgah, across from the River Jordan. There, the Lord showed him the whole country, from Gilead to Dan. 2 He saw all the places that would belong to Naphtali, Ephraim, Manasseh and Judah. He saw all the land, as far as the Mediterranean Sea. 3 He saw the south part of Judah. He saw the valley from Zoar to Jericho. Jericho is the city of tall trees. 4 Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘This is the country that I promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I told them that I would give it to their descendants. I have let you see it. But you will not cross over into it.’

5 And Moses, the servant of the Lord, died there in Moab. This happened as the Lord had said. 6 And the Lord buried him in a valley in Moab. This is near the town called Beth-Peor. But even today, no one knows the place where God buried him. 7 Moses was 120 years old when he died. But he could still see well and his body was still strong. 8 Then the Israelites wept for Moses for 30 days, in the valley of Moab. They wept until the time for them to weep and be sad was finished.

9 Then God filled Joshua, the son of Nun, with his own wise Spirit. Moses had already given his place as leader, to Joshua. So the Israelites listened to Joshua and they obeyed the Lord.

10 There has never been another prophet in Israel like Moses. The Lord spoke to him, face to face. 11 The Lord sent him to do strange and powerful things with great authority. He did these things in Egypt, to Pharaoh, to all his officers and to his whole country. 12 No other man has shown such powerful authority or done such great things. And Moses did these things in front of all the Israelites.