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charge to your children, that they may keep, and perform all 47 the words of this law; for this is not a vain thing for you; for
it is your life; and, for the sake of this word, you shall prolong your days in the land to which you are going, to cross the
Jordan to take possession. 48 Then the Lord spoke to Moses that day, saying, Go up
the mountain Abarim, to that mount Nabo, which is in the
land of Moab, fronting Jericho, and take a view of the land of 49 Chanaan, which I give to the children of Israel; and die on 50 the mount to which thou goest up, and be gathered to thy peo..
ple, in the same manner as thy brother Aaron died on mount 51 Or, and was gathered to his people, because you disobeyed
my word among the children of Israel, at the water of strife, 52 at Kades, in the wilderness of Sin. Because you did not hal
low me among the children of Israel, thou shalt see the land at
a distance, but shalt not go in thither. XXXIII. Now this is the blessing with which Moses, the man
of God blessed the children of Israel, before his death; and
And shined upon us out of Seir;
He compassionated his people ;
From His words Moses received the law
Let Him therefore be chief among the beloved.
Now this was the blessing of Juda
And be thou his help from enemies.
And of Levi he said
Let them explain thy rules of rectitude for Jacob
Bless, O Lord, his endeavours,
And of Benjamin he said,
And of Joseph he said,
As his land of plenty is beautified
In being the head over brothers.
And of Zabulon he said,
They shall utterly root out nations.
And of Gad he said
And of Dan he said
And of Nephthaleim he said,
And of Aser he said,
As thy days so shall be thy strength.
And he is mighty to give support.
When under the power of everlasting arms.
Saying, Be devoted to destruction! 28 And Israel shall dwell securely alone,
In the land of Jacob, fed with corn and wine :
And the heaven shall drop with dew for thee. 29 Blessed art thou, O Israel!
Who is like thee, O people saved by the Lord !
And thou shalt ride upon their neck.
Nabo, to the top of Phasga, which is over against Jericho, and
the Lord shewed him all the land of Galaad, even to Dan, and 2 all the land of Nephthaleim, and all the land of Ephraim, and
Manasses, and all the land of Juda, even to the farther sea, and 3 the wilderness, and the country around Jericho, the city of palm 4 trees, even to Segor. And the Lord said to Moses, This is the
land which I solemnly promised to Abraham, and Isaak, and Jacob, saying, To your seed I will give it. I have pointed it out to thine eyes, but thou shalt not go
thither. 5 So Moses the servant of the Lord died, by the command 6 of the Lord, in the land of Moab; and he was buried at Gai
near the house of Phogor. But none knoweth his sepulchre at
this day. 7 Though Moses was an hundred and twenty years old, his 8 eyes were not dim, nor was his natural strength abated. And
the children of Israel mourned for Moses, in Araboth Moab, 9 by the Jordan, over against Jericho, thirty days. And when the
days of mourning for Moses were fulfilled, as Joshua son of Nave was filled with a spirit of wisdom, (for Moses had laid his
hands upon him) the children of Israel hearkened to him, and 10 did as the Lord commanded Moses. But there no more arose
a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, in all the signs and wonders which the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, on Pharao and his servants, and on all his
land, the great miracles, and the strong hand, which Moses eshibited in the sight of all Israel.
1. After the death of Moses, the Lord spoke to Joshua, son of 2 Nave, the lieutenant of Moses, saying, My servant Moses is
dead, now therefore arise, and cross the Jordan, thou and all 3 the people, into the land which I give them. Every place, on
which you tread with the sole of your feet, I will give you, as 4 I said to Moses. The wilderness, and yonder Antilibanus, to
the river, the great river Euphrates, and to the farthest sea, at 5 the setting of the sun, shall be your boundaries. Not a man
shall withstand you all the days of thy life. As I was with Mo6 ses, so will I be with thee. I will never leave thee, nor forsake
thee. Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt parcel out
to this people the land, which I solemnly promised their fa7 thers to give to them. Therefore be strong, and courageous,
to watch, and to do as my servant Moses commanded. Thou 8 must not deviate from them, to the right or to the left. That
thou mayst clearly understand all that thou art to do, the book of the Law must never be out of thy mouth. Thou must study it day and night, that thou mayst know how to do all that are written. Then shalt thou be prospered; and thou wilt make thy
ways prosperous; and then thou shalt have a good understand9 ing. Behold I have commanded thee; be strong and coura
geous: fear not, nor be dismayed; for the Lord thy God is
with thee whithersoever thou goest. 10 Upon this Joshua gave orders to the officers of the people,
saying; Go through the camp of the people, and give them or11 ders, saying, Prepare all necessary provisions; for in three days
you are to cross the Jordan, to go in and take possession of the 12 land which the Lord the God of your fathers giveth you. Then
Joshua said to Reuben, and Gad, and to the half of the tribe 13 of Manasses, Remember what Moses the servant of the Lord
commanded you saying; The Lord your God hath given you 14 rest, and hath given you this land. Let your wives, and your
children, and your cattle abide in the land which he hath given yoy; but you, all your able bodied men, well equipt, shall cross