(The Israelites traveled from the wells of the Jaakanites to Moserah.1 There Aaron died2 and was buried, and Eleazar3 his son succeeded him as priest.47
From there they traveled to Gudgodah and on to Jotbathah, a land with streams of water.58
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi6 to carry the ark of the covenant7 of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister8 and to pronounce blessings9 in his name, as they still do today.109
That is why the Levites have no share or inheritance among their brothers; the LORD is their inheritance,11 as the LORD your God told them.)
Now I had stayed on the mountain forty days and nights, as I did the first time, and the LORD listened to me at this time also. It was not his will to destroy you.1211
"Go," the LORD said to me, "and lead the people on their way, so that they may enter and possess the land that I swore to their fathers to give them."
And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you13 but to fear14 the LORD your God, to walk15 in all his ways, to love him,16 to serve the LORD17 your God with all your heart18 and with all your soul,1913
and to observe the LORD's commands20 and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?2114
To the LORD your God belong the heavens,222324 even the highest heavens,2526 the earth and everything in it.2715
Yet the LORD set his affection on your forefathers and loved28 them, and he chose you,29 their descendants, above all the nations, as it is today.3016
Circumcise31 your hearts,32 therefore, and do not be stiff-necked33 any longer.