Introduction

1 These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel across the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph,a between Paranb and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth,c and Di-zahab.
2 It is an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea by way of Mount Seir.
3 In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses told the Israelites everything the Lord had commanded him [to say] to them.
4 This was after he had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan, who lived in Ashtaroth, at Edrei.d
5 Across the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to explain this law, saying: