Numbers 27:12
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New International Version
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go up this mountain in the Abarim Range and see the land I have given the Israelites.

New Living Translation
One day the LORD said to Moses, "Climb one of the mountains east of the river, and look out over the land I have given the people of Israel.

English Standard Version
The LORD said to Moses, “Go up into this mountain of Abarim and see the land that I have given to the people of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go up to this mountain of Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the sons of Israel.

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go up this mountain of the Abarim range and see the land that I have given the Israelites.

International Standard Version
Then the LORD told Moses, "You are to climb these Abarim mountains and look over the land that I'm going to give the Israelis.

NET Bible
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go up this mountain of the Abarim range, and see the land I have given to the Israelites.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said to Moses, "Go up into this mountain of Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD said to Moses, "Go up into the Abarim Mountains, and take a look at the land I will give the Israelites.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Get thee up into this mountain of Abarim, and behold the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go up to this mountain of Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the sons of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD said unto Moses, Climb up this Mount Abarim, and thou shalt see the land which I have given unto the sons of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD said unto Moses, Get you up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.

American King James Version
And the LORD said to Moses, Get you up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mountain of Abarim, and behold the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord also said to Moses: Go up into this mountain Abarim, and view from thence the land which I will give to the children of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said to Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land that I have given unto the children of Israel.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mountain of Abarim, and behold the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD said to Moses, Ascend this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.

World English Bible
Yahweh said to Moses, "Go up into this mountain of Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Go up unto this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the sons of Israel;
Study Bible
Moses Asks for a Successor
11'If his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his nearest relative in his own family, and he shall possess it; and it shall be a statutory ordinance to the sons of Israel, just as the LORD commanded Moses.'" 12Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go up to this mountain of Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the sons of Israel. 13"When you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was;…
Cross References
Numbers 33:47
They journeyed from Almon-diblathaim and camped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.

Numbers 33:48
They journeyed from the mountains of Abarim and camped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho.

Deuteronomy 3:23
"I also pleaded with the LORD at that time, saying,

Deuteronomy 3:27
Go up to the top of Pisgah and lift up your eyes to the west and north and south and east, and see it with your eyes, for you shall not cross over this Jordan.

Deuteronomy 31:14
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, the time for you to die is near; call Joshua, and present yourselves at the tent of meeting, that I may commission him." So Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves at the tent of meeting.

Deuteronomy 32:48
The LORD spoke to Moses that very same day, saying,

Deuteronomy 32:49
"Go up to this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab opposite Jericho, and look at the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the sons of Israel for a possession.

Jeremiah 22:20
"Go up to Lebanon and cry out, And lift up your voice in Bashan; Cry out also from Abarim, For all your lovers have been crushed.
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said to Moses, Get you up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.

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Numbers 31:2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shall …

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Numbers 33:38 And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of …

Deuteronomy 10:6 And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the …

Deuteronomy 32:50 And die in the mount where you go up, and be gathered to your people; …

(12) Get thee up into this mount Abarim.--The position of this command, in immediate connection with the answer returned to the request of the daughters of Zelophehad, is very remarkable. They were to enter into the land of promise, and their descendants were to inherit it. The great lawgiver himself was to be excluded on account of his transgression. He does not, however, shrink from recording the sentence of exclusion in immediate connection with an incident which brings out that exclusion into greater prominence. The fulfilment of the announcement made to Moses is related in Deuteronomy 32:48-52. The mountains of Abarim form the Moabitish table-land, the northern portion of which bore the name of Pisgah. It is here that we must look for Mount Nebo, which is sometimes described as one of the mountains of Abarim (Deuteronomy 32:49), and at other times as the top of Pisgah (Deuteronomy 3:27; Deuteronomy 34:1).

And see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.--"The law," says Bishop Wordsworth, "led men to 'see the promises afar off, and to embrace them' [rather, to see and greet the promises from afar, Hebrews 11:13], and it brought them to the borders of Canaan, but could not bring them into it: that was reserved for Joshua, the type of Jesus." It must not be overlooked, however, that, although he was shut out during his lifetime from entering into the land of Canaan, Moses was permitted to stand with Elijah upon the Mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:3).

Verse 12. - And the Lord said unto Moses. It is impossible to determine the exact place of this announcement in the order of events narrated. It would appear from Numbers 31:1 that the war with the Midianites occurred later, and certainly the address to the people and to Joshua in Deuteronomy 31:1-8 presupposes the formal appointment here recorded; but the chronologer of the concluding chapters of Numbers is evidently very uncertain; they may, or may not, be arranged in order of time. We may with good reason suppose that the summons to die was only separated from its fulfillment by the brief interval necessary to complete what work was yet unfinished (such as the punishment of the Midianites and the provisional settlement of the trans-Jordanic country) before the river was crossed. Into this Mount Abarim. See on Numbers 33:47; Deuteronomy 32:49 sq., where this command is recited more in detail. Abarim was apparently the range behind the Arboth Moab, the northern portion of which opposite to Jericho was called Pisgah (Numbers 21:20; Deuteronomy 3:27), and the highest point Nebo (Deuteronomy 32:49; Deuteronomy 34:1), after the name of a neighbouring town (Numbers 33:47). And see the land. Moses had already been told that he should not enter the promised land (Numbers 20:12), yet he is allowed the consolation of seeing it with his eyes before his death. It would seem from Deuteronomy 3:25-27 that this favour was accorded him in answer to his prayer. And the Lord said unto Moses,.... After the covenant made with Israel in the plains of Moab, and the song delivered to them, Deuteronomy 29:1.

get thee up to this Mount Abarim; which was a range of mountains, so called from the passages by them over Jordan into the land of Canaan; one part of which was Nebo, and the top of that Pisgah, from whence Moses had the view of the good land here directed to; see Numbers 33:47.

and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel; for though he was now one hundred and twenty years old, his eyes were not dim, he could see at a great distance; and the height of this hill gave him an advantage of taking a prospect of the land, a great way into it; and very probably his sight might be greatly strengthened and increased at this time by the Lord, for the purpose; this may be an emblem of that sight by faith, which believers have at times of the heavenly Canaan, and sometimes are favoured with an enlarged one of it before their death. Nu 27:12-17. Moses Being Told of His Approaching Death, Asks for a Successor.

12. The Lord said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land—Although the Israelites were now on the confines of the promised land, Moses was not privileged to cross the Jordan, but died on one of the Moabitic range of mountains, to which the general name of Abarim was given (Nu 33:47). The privation of this great honor was owing to the unhappy conduct he had manifested in the striking of the rock at Meribah [Nu 20:12]; and while the pious leader submitted with meek acquiescence to the divine decree, he evinced the spirit of genuine patriotism in his fervent prayers for the appointment of a worthy and competent successor [Nu 27:15-17].27:12-14 Moses must die, but he shall have the satisfaction of seeing the land of promise. This sight of Canaan signified his believing prospect of the better country, that is, the heavenly. Moses must die, but death does not cut him off; it only brings him to rest with the holy patriarchs. It is but to die as they died, having lived as they lived; and as their end was peace, why should we fear any evil in the passage of that dark valley?
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