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 31:23
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 31:25
31:23 [God also] gave Joshua orders, saying, 'Be strong and brave, since you will bring the Israelites to the land that I promised them, and I will be with you.'
Vayetsav et-Yehoshua bin-Nun vayomer chazak ve'emats ki atah tavi et-beney Yisra'el el-ha'arets asher-nishbati lahem ve'anochi eheyeh imach.
31:24 Moses finished writing the words of this Torah in a scroll to the very end.
Vayehi kechalot Moshe lichtov et-divrey hatorah-hazot al-sefer ad tumam.
31:25 Seventh Reading
Moses then gave orders to the Levites who carried the Ark of God's covenant, saying,
Vayetsav Moshe et-haLevi'im nos'ey aron brit-Adonay lemor.



Commentary:

God...
  (Saadia; Rashi; Ramban). Cf. Deuteronomy 31:14. Or, '[Moses] gave Joshua orders [in God's name], saying ...' (Ibn Ezra on Deuteronomy 31:15).

scroll
  Or, 'book.'

to the very end
  Completing the Torah from Deuteronomy 31:14 until the end (Sforno). Some say that the section from Deuteronomy 32:44 had already been written, and with the song HaAzinu the Torah was completed (Ibn Ezra on Deuteronomy 31:1; Ramban; see note on Deuteronomy 31:19). In the Talmud there is a question as to whether Moses or Joshua wrote Deuteronomy 34:5-12 which describes Moses' death (Bava Bathra 15a).





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