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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Deuteronomy 34

 

 

Introduction
1Moses from mount Nebo views the land.
5He dies there.
6His burial.
7His age.
8Thirty days' mourning for him
9Joshua succeeds him.
10The praise of Moses.

Verse 1
And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,
the mountain
32:49; Numbers 27:12; 33:47
Pisgah
or, the hill.
Numbers 21:20; *marg:
shewed him
4; 3:27; Numbers 32:33-40; Ezekiel 40:2; Revelation 21:10
Dan
Genesis 14:14; Joshua 19:47; Judges 18:29

Verse 2
And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,
unto
11:24; Exodus 23:31; Numbers 34:6; Joshua 15:12

Verse 3
And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
the city of palm
Judges 1:16; 3:13; 2 Chronicles 28:15
Zoar
Genesis 14:2,8; 19:22; Numbers 34:3

Verse 4
And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
This is the land
Genesis 12:7; 13:15; 15:18-21; 26:3; 28:13; Psalms 105:9-11
I have caused
3:26,27; 32:52; Numbers 20:12; John 1:17

Verse 5
So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
So Moses
Joshua 1:1; Malachi 4:4; John 8:35,36; 2 Timothy 2:25; Hebrews 3:3-6; 2 Peter 1:1; Revelation 15:3
died there
31:14; 32:50; Joshua 1:1,2

Verse 6
And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
he buried him
Jude 1:9

Verse 7
And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
an hundred
31:2; Acts 7:23,30,36
his eye
Genesis 27:1; 48:10; Joshua 14:10,11
natural force abated
Heb. moisture fled.

Verse 8
And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
wept for Moses
Genesis 50:3,10; Numbers 20:29; 1 Samuel 25:1; Isaiah 57:1; Acts 8:2

Verse 9
And Joshua 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 as the LORD commanded Moses.
full of the spirit
Exodus 31:3; Numbers 11:17; 1 Kings 3:9,12; 2 Kings 2:9,15; Isaiah 11:2; Daniel 6:3; John 3:34; Colossians 2:3
Moses
Numbers 27:18-23; Acts 6:6; 8:17-19; 1 Timothy 4:14; 5:22
the children
Joshua 1:16-18

Verse 10
And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,
there arose
18:15-18; Acts 3:22,23; 7:37; Hebrews 3:5,6
the Lord
5:4,5; Exodus 33:11; Numbers 12:6-8

Verse 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,
In all the signs
Rather, "with respect to all the signs and wonders," etc.
4:34; 7:19; Psalms 78:43-58; 105:26-38

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

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 34:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-34.html.

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