"Rejoice with him, O heavens, and let all the angels of God worship him, a for he will avenge the blood of his servants. He will take vengeance on his enemies and cleanse his land and his people."
So Moses came with Joshua b son of Nun and recited all the words of this song to the people.
When Moses had finished reciting these words to Israel,
he added: "Take to heart all the words I have given you today. Pass them on as a command to your children so they will obey every word of this law.
These instructions are not mere words -- they are your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life in the land you are crossing the Jordan River to occupy."
That same day the LORD said to Moses,
"Go to Moab, to the mountains east of the river, c and climb Mount Nebo, which is across from Jericho. Look out across the land of Canaan, the land I am giving to the people of Israel as their own possession.
Then you must die there on the mountain and join your ancestors, just as Aaron, your brother, died on Mount Hor and joined his ancestors.
For both of you broke faith with me among the Israelites at the waters of Meribah at Kadesh d in the wilderness of Zin. You failed to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel there.
So you will see the land from a distance, but you may not enter the land I am giving to the people of Israel."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)