Deuteronomy 3:27

27 1Go up to the top of Pisgah and lift up your eyes westward and northward and southward and eastward, and look at it with your eyes, for you shall not go over this Jordan.

Deuteronomy 3:27 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 3:27

Get thee up into the top of Pisgah
Which was the highest eminence of Mount Nebo, and so a very proper place to take a prospect from; see ( Deuteronomy 32:49 ) ( 34:1 )

and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and
eastward;
to all the four points of the heaven, and to all the four quarters and borders of the land of Canaan:

and behold it with thine eyes;
even the land of Canaan, and particularly Lebanon, though it lay to the north of it, that mountain he had such a desire to see. Moses, though old, his natural sight was very strong, and not in the least dim; and it is not improbable that it might be more than ordinarily increased and assisted at this time:

for thou shall not go over this Jordan;
into the land of Canaan; this affair, of not being suffered to enter there, Moses frequently takes notice of, no less than four or five times, it being what lay near his heart.

Deuteronomy 3:27 In-Context

25 Please let me go over and see the good land beyond the Jordan, that good hill country and Lebanon.'
26 But the LORD was angry with me because of you and would not listen to me. And the LORD said to me, 'Enough from you; do not speak to me of this matter again.
27 Go up to the top of Pisgah and lift up your eyes westward and northward and southward and eastward, and look at it with your eyes, for you shall not go over this Jordan.
28 But charge Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he shall go over at the head of this people, and he shall put them in possession of the land that you shall see.'
29 So we remained in the valley opposite Beth-peor.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Numbers 27:12, 13