And Moses came
To the people, as the Greek version, the heads of the people being gathered together according to his order, ( Deuteronomy 31:28 ) ; The Targum of Jonathan says, he came from the tabernacle, the house of instruction:
and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the
which is observed both before and after the reading of it, to show the certainty of it, and how punctually and faithfully he had delivered it:
he, and Hoshea the son of Nun;
the same with Joshua, whose name at first was Hoshea, ( Numbers 13:16 ) , probably Joshua read the song to one part of the people, while Moses read it to the other.