Deuteronomy

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Deuteronomy
Chapter 34

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1 And Moses went vp from the plaines of Moab, vnto the mountaine of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is ouer against Iericho: and the Lord shewed him all the land of Gilead, vnto Dan,

2 And all Naphtali, and the lande of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Iudah, vnto the vtmost sea.

3 And the South, and the plaine of the valley of Iericho, the citie of palme trees vnto Zoar.

4 And the Lord said vnto him, This is the land which I sware vnto Abraham, vnto Isaac, and vnto Iacob, saying, I will giue it vnto thy seed: I haue caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go ouer thither.

5 ¶ So Moses the seruant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord.

6 And hee buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, ouer against Beth-Peor: but no man knoweth of his Sepulchre vnto this day.

7 ¶ And Moses was an hundred and twentie yeeres olde when he died: his eye was not dimme, nor his naturall force abated.

8 ¶ And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plaines of Moab thirty dayes: So the dayes of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

9 ¶ And Ioshua the sonne of Nun was full of the Spirit of wisedome: for Moses had layd his handes vpon him, and the children of Israel hearkened vnto him, and did as the Lord commanded Moses.

10 ¶ And there arose not a Prophet since in Israel like vnto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face:

11 In al the signes and the wonders which the Lord sent him to doe in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his seruants, and to all his land,

12 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terrour, which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.

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Commentary for Deuteronomy 34

Moses views the promised land from mount Nebo. (1-4) The death and burial of Moses, The mourning of the people. (5-8) Joshua succeeds Moses, The praise of Moses. (9-12)1-4 Moses seemed unwilling to leave his work; but that being finished, he manifested no unwillingness to die. God had declared that he should not enter Canaan. But the Lord also promised that Moses should have a view of it, and showed him all that good land. Such a sight believers now have, through grace, of the bliss and glory of their future state. Sometimes God reserves the brightest discoveries of his grace to his people to support their dying moments. Those may leave this world with cheerfulness, who die in the faith of Christ, and in the hope of heaven.

5-8 Moses obeyed this command of God as willingly as any other, though it seemed harder. In this he resembled our Lord Jesus Christ. But he died in honour, in peace, and in the most easy manner; the Saviour died upon the disgraceful and torturing cross. Moses died very easily; he died "at the mouth of the Lord," according to the will of God. The servants of the Lord, when they have done all their other work, must die at last, and be willing to go home, whenever their Master sends for them, #Ac 21:13|. The place of his burial was not known. If the soul be at rest with God, it is of little consequence where the body rests. There was no decay in the strength of his body, nor in the vigour and activity of his mind; his understanding was as clear, and his memory as strong as ever. This was the reward of his services, the effect of his extraordinary meekness. There was solemn mourning for him. Yet how great soever our losses have been, we must not give ourselves up to sorrow. If we hope to go to heaven rejoicing, why should we go to the grave mourning?

9-12 Moses brought Israel to the borders of Canaan, and then died and left them. This signifies that the law made nothing perfect, #Heb 7:19| It brings men into a wilderness of conviction, but not into the Canaan of rest and settled peace. That honour was reserved for Joshua, our Lord Jesus, of whom Joshua was a type, (and the name is the same,) to do that for us which the law could not do, #Ro 8:3|. Through him we enter into the spiritual rest of conscience, and eternal rest in heaven. Moses was greater than any other prophet of the Old Testament. But our Lord Jesus went beyond him, far more than the other prophets came short of him. And see a strong resemblance between the redeemer of the children of Israel and the Redeemer of mankind. Moses was sent by God, to deliver the Israelites form a cruel bondage; he led them out, and conquered their enemies. He became not only their deliverer, but their lawgiver; not only their lawgiver, but their judge; and, finally, leads them to the border of the land of promise. Our blessed Saviour came to rescue us out of the slavery of the devil, and to restore us to liberty and happiness. He came to confirm every moral precept of the first lawgiver; and to write them, not on tables of stone, but on fleshly tables of the heart. He came to be our Judge also, inasmuch as he hath appointed a day when he will judge all the secrets of men, and reward or punish accordingly. This greatness of Christ above Moses, is a reason why Christians should be obedient and faithful to the holy religion by which they profess to be Christ's followers. God, by his grace, make us all so!

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Deuteronomy 34

  • Steve morrow
    2500 yrs ??? DEUTERONOMY 34:7 AND MOSES WAS AN HUNDRED AND TWENTY YEARS OLD WHEN HE DIED HIS EYE WAS NOT DIM NOR HIS NATURAL FORCE ABATED *** EXODUS 31:15 SIX DAYS MAY WORK BE DONE BUT IN THE SEVENTH --- IS THE SABBATH OF REST --- HOLY TO THE LORD --- whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day he shall surely be put to death ***
  • Bruce
    Meria:Moses died and is buried in a Valley in Moab. Deuteronomy 34:5-6. He died a young age 120. V:7
  • Méria Johnfroe
    One Error, you are not looking as to INDEPT studying of the Original Hebrew Scriptures, does not speak of Moses as dying and being Buried!! We, know this from the day Yeshua was praying in the "Garden of Gethsemane!" Which two men came to bring the Transfiguration undo Yeshua so He'd be Brought back to totally Spiritual Figured so as to bare the agony which was to come! Sort of re strengthening
  • Damion
    Moses did not write Deuteronomy 34:5 is a past tense scripture and moses could not write the rest of it after that verse if he's dead.
  • Abuyanga Emma
    DUE,is one of those amazing books of the Bible because of the author Moses.V5 and V6,Moses writes about his death and burriel before he had died and what happened to his successor Joshua amazing.
  • Donnette
    Moses character was so amazing, he obeyed God words to the very end, I pray that as we study and read God's work that we may submit his words in our daily lives.

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