and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and
to all the four points of the heaven, and to all the four quarters and borders of the land of Canaan:
and behold it with thine eyes;
even the land of Canaan, and particularly Lebanon, though it lay to the north of it, that mountain he had such a desire to see. Moses, though old, his natural sight was very strong, and not in the least dim; and it is not improbable that it might be more than ordinarily increased and assisted at this time:
for thou shall not go over this Jordan;
into the land of Canaan; this affair, of not being suffered to enter there, Moses frequently takes notice of, no less than four or five times, it being what lay near his heart.