When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel,
he said to them, "Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day,1 so that you may command2 your children to obey carefully all the words of this law.
They are not just idle words for you--they are your life.3 By them you will live long4 in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess."
On that same day the LORD told Moses,549
"Go up into the Abarim6 Range to Mount Nebo7 in Moab, across from Jericho,8 and view Canaan,9 the land I am giving the Israelites as their own possession.
There on the mountain that you have climbed you will die10 and be gathered to your people, just as your brother Aaron died11 on Mount Hor12 and was gathered to his people.
This is because both of you broke faith with me in the presence of the Israelites at the waters of Meribah Kadesh13 in the Desert of Zin14 and because you did not uphold my holiness among the Israelites.1552
Therefore, you will see the land only from a distance;16 you will not enter17 the land I am giving to the people of Israel."