ImmerseBeginnings NLT - Page 336


That same day the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Moab, to the mountains
east of the river, and climb Mount Nebo, which is across from Jericho.
Look out across the land of Canaan, the land I am giving to the people
of Israel as their own special possession. Then you will die there on the
mountain. You will join your ancestors, just as Aaron, your brother, died
on Mount Hor and joined his ancestors. For both of you betrayed me with
the Israelites at the waters of Meribah at Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
You failed to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel there. So
you will see the land from a distance, but you may not enter the land I am
giving to the people of Israel.”
This is the blessing that Moses, the man of God, gave to the people of Israel
before his death:
“The Lord came from Mount Sinai
and dawned upon us from Mount Seir;
he shone forth from Mount Paran
and came from ­Meribah-­kadesh
with flaming fire at his right hand.
Indeed, he loves his people;
all his holy ones are in his hands.
They follow in his steps
and accept his teaching.
Moses gave us the Lord’s instruction,
the special possession of the people of Israel.
The Lord became king in I­ srael—
when the leaders of the people assembled,
when the tribes of Israel gathered as one.”
Moses said this about the tribe of Reuben:
“Let the tribe of Reuben live and not die out,
though they are few in number.”
Moses said this about the tribe of Judah:
“O Lord, hear the cry of Judah
and bring them together as a people.
Give them strength to defend their cause;
help them against their enemies!”
Moses said this about the tribe of Levi:

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