D J x 1-. His ascent. y -1-4. His eye caused to see. K 5. His death. K 6. His burial. J x 7-. His age. y -7. His eye not dim.
1: And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho.
And the Lord showed him (= caused him to see. Cp. Matt. 4:8. Luke 4:5) all the land of Gilead, to Dan (cp. Gen. 14:14, not Judg. 18:29),
2: And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, to the utmost sea (called "the great sea". See Joel 2:20, and Zech. 14:8, where A.V. and R.V. not correct),
3: And the south (=the Negeb. Cp. Gen. 12:8,9; 13:3, &c.), and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, to Zoar.
4: And the Lord said to him, "This is the land which I swear to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob (see Gen. 12:7; 13:17; and cp. Deut. 3:27. All 3 Patriarchs named), saying, 'I will give it to your seed:' I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over to that place."
5: So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab (First occ. Occ. 18 times. #18 = bondage), according to the word of the Lord (Heb. mouth).
6: And the Lord buried Moses in a valley in the land of Moab (Said of no other. Hence, when raised for the Transfiguration, Satan, who has the power of death [Heb.2:14], "contended" with Michael about his body, Jude 9. So God has buried the Law for those who, being "in Christ", have died and are dead to the Law. Cp. Rom. 6:2,6-8; 7:1-5,6 [margin]), over against Beth-peor: but no man knows of his sepulchre unto this day.
7: And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died (Moses died the youngest of any of his kindred, example, Levi was 137, Kohath was 133, Amram 137, Aaron, 123, Miriam 126 or more): his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated (= moisture, or freshness).
A L 8. Moses. Mourned. M 9-. Joshua. Qualified. M -9. Joshua. Obeyed. L 10-12. Moses. Praised.
20th Feb.-20th March, 1451 B.C.
8: And the sons of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days (The mourning lasted from the 20th of February until the 20th day of March. Thus the 40 years were completed: from March 20th 1491 B.C.): so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
9: And Joshua (cp. Num. 27:23) the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him:
and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did according as the Lord commanded Moses.
10: And there arose not a prophet (a common name put for a proper name, Moses being the prophet) since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face (cp.5:4,5),
11: In all the signs and the wonders, which the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,
12: And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.