Numbers 27:15

15 Moses said to the LORD,

Numbers 27:15 in Other Translations

15 And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying,
15 Moses spoke to the LORD, saying,
15 Then Moses said to the LORD,
15 Moses responded to God:
15 So Moses appealed to the Lord,

Numbers 27:15 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 27:15

And Moses spake unto the Lord
Having requested to go into the land and see it, which was denied him; and perceiving he must quickly die, and being a man of a public spirit, and concerned for the welfare of the people of Israel, prays that a successor might be nominated and appointed:

as follows.

Numbers 27:15 In-Context

13 After you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was,
14 for when the community rebelled at the waters in the Desert of Zin, both of you disobeyed my command to honor me as holy before their eyes.” (These were the waters of Meribah Kadesh, in the Desert of Zin.)
15 Moses said to the LORD,
16 “May the LORD, the God who gives breath to all living things, appoint someone over this community
17 to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the LORD’s people will not be like sheep without a shepherd.”