The Death of Moses
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 all the land, Gilead as far as
Dan, all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as
the western sea, the Negeb, and the Plain, that is, the Valley of Jericho the city of
palm trees, as far as Zoar. And the Lord said to him, “This is the land of which I
swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, ‘I will give it to your offspring.’ I have
let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.” So Moses the servant
of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord, and
he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor; but no one
knows the place of his burial to this day. Moses was 120 years old when he died.
His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated. And the people of Israel wept for
Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning
for Moses were ended.
And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had
laid his hands on him. So the people of Israel obeyed him and did as the Lord had
commanded Moses. And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses,
whom the Lord knew face to face, none like him for all 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, and for all the mighty power and all the great deeds of terror that
Moses did in the sight of all Israel.
P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.