Deuteronomy 3:23
New International Version
At that time I pleaded with the LORD:

New Living Translation
"At that time I pleaded with the LORD and said,

English Standard Version
“And I pleaded with the LORD at that time, saying,

Berean Study Bible
At that time I also pleaded with the LORD:

New American Standard Bible
"I also pleaded with the LORD at that time, saying,

King James Bible
And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
"At that time I begged the LORD:

Contemporary English Version
At that time I prayed and begged,

Good News Translation
"At that time I earnestly prayed,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time I begged the LORD:

International Standard Version
"I pleaded with the LORD at that time,

NET Bible
Moreover, at that time I pleaded with the LORD,

New Heart English Bible
I begged the LORD at that time, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I pleaded with the LORD:

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I besought the LORD at that time, saying:

New American Standard 1977
“I also pleaded with the LORD at that time, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,

American King James Version
And I sought the LORD at that time, saying,

American Standard Version
And I besought Jehovah at that time, saying,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I besought the Lord at that time, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I besought the Lord at that time, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And I besought Jehovah at that time, saying,

English Revised Version
And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,

World English Bible
I begged Yahweh at that time, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
'And I entreat for grace unto Jehovah, at that time, saying,
Study Bible
Moses Forbidden to Cross the Jordan
23At that time I also pleaded with the LORD: 24“O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your greatness and power to Your servant. For what god in heaven or on earth can perform such works and mighty acts as Yours?…
Cross References
Numbers 27:12
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go up this mountain of the Abarim range and see the land that I have given the Israelites.

Deuteronomy 3:22
Do not be afraid of them, for the LORD your God Himself will fight for you."

Deuteronomy 3:24
"O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your greatness and power to Your servant. For what god in heaven or on earth can perform such works and mighty acts as Yours?

Treasury of Scripture

And I sought the LORD at that time, saying,

2 Corinthians 12:8,9
For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me…







Lexicon
At that
הַהִ֖וא (ha·hi·w)
Article | Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

time
בָּעֵ֥ת (bā·‘êṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6256: Time, now, when

I also pleaded
וָאֶתְחַנַּ֖ן (wā·’eṯ·ḥan·nan)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

with the LORD:
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(23) Here begins the second section according to the Jewish division, called "And I besought" (vaeth channan).

(23-28) And I besought the Lord at that time.--Two things Moses is recorded to have asked for himself in the story of the exodus. The first is written in Exodus 33:18, "I beseech thee shew me thy glory;" the second is before us here. "O Lord GOD (Adonai Jehovah), thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness and thy mighty hand . . . I pray thee let me go over and see the good land beyond Jordan." It would seem that Moses desired not so much to view the land (which, indeed, was granted him), but to see the greatness of Jehovah manifested in the conquest, as he had seen it in the victories over Og and Sihon. While we cannot allow for a moment that "the old fathers looked only for transitory promises" (see Notes on Deuteronomy 5:16; Deuteronomy 22:7), yet it is impossible not to feel in this prayer of Moses the pressure of the veil which hung over the unseen world before the coming of our Saviour, who "brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel." Moses evidently did not realise that he might see the works of Jehovah and His glory still more clearly in the other world.

Verses 23-29. - Prayer of Moses. Moses knew that he was not to enter the Promised Land with the people; but, reluctant to relinquish the enterprise which he had so far conducted until he should see it successfully finished, he besought the Lord that at least he might be permitted to cross the Jordan, and see the goodly land. This prayer was presented probably just before Moses asked God to set a man over the congregation to be their leader to the promised land (Numbers 27:15-17); for the command to give a charge to Joshua, in that office, follows immediately, as part of God's answer to Moses' request (ver. 28), and the expression "at that time" (ver. 23) points back to the charge of Moses to Joshua, as contemporaneous with the offering of his prayer. In this prayer Moses appeals to what he had already experienced of God's favor to him, in that he had begun to show him his greatness and his mighty power. The reference is to the victories already achieved over the Amorites; these were tokens of the Divine power graciously manifested to Israel, and Moses appeals to them as strengthening his plea for further favors (comp. the pleading, Exodus 33:12, etc.). 3:21-29 Moses encouraged Joshua, who was to succeed him. Thus the aged and experienced in the service of God, should do all they can to strengthen the hands of those who are young, and setting out in religion. Consider what God has done, what God has promised. If God be for us, who can be against us, so as to prevail? We reproach our Leader if we follow him trembling. Moses prayed, that, if it were God's will, he might go before Israel, over Jordan into Canaan. We should never allow any desires in our hearts, which we cannot in faith offer up to God by prayer. God's answer to this prayer had a mixture of mercy and judgment. God sees it good to deny many things we desire. He may accept our prayers, yet not grant us the very things we pray for. It God does not by his providence give us what we desire, yet if by his grace he makes us content without, it comes to much the same. Let it suffice thee to have God for thy Father, and heaven for thy portion, though thou hast not every thing thou wouldst have in the world. God promised Moses a sight of Canaan from the top of Pisgah. Though he should not have the possession of it, he should have the prospect of it. Even great believers, in this present state, see heaven but at a distance. God provided him a successor. It is a comfort to the friends of the church of Christ, to see God's work likely to be carried on by others, when they are silent in the dust. And if we have the earnest and prospect of heaven, let these suffice us; let us submit to the Lord's will, and speak no more to Him of matters which he sees good to refuse us.
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