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 32:43
 32:44
 32:45
32:43 Let the tribes of His nation sing praise, for He will avenge His servants' blood. He will bring vengeance upon His foes, and reconcile His people [to] His land.
Harninu goyim amo ki dam-avadav yikom venakam yashiv letsarav vechiper admato amo.
32:44 Seventh Reading
Moses came and proclaimed all the words of this song to the people, along with Hoshea son of Nun.
Vayavo Moshe vayedaber et-kol-divrey hashirah-hazot be'ozney ha'am hu veHoshea bin-Nun.
32:45 When Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel,
Vayechal Moshe ledaber et-kol-hadevarim ha'eleh el-kol-Yisra'el.



Commentary:

tribes of His nation
  (Radak, Sherashim; Chizzkuni). Or, 'Let the nations sing praise to His people.'

sing praise
  (Targum; Sifri; Rashi; Rashbam; Ibn Ezra). Harnin in Hebrew. Or, 'make His people rejoice' (Ibn Janach, 'rejoice with His people' (Septuagint); or, 'announce' (Ibn Ezra); or, 'wail in regret' (Chizzkuni).

reconcile
  (Chizzkuni; cf. Genesis 32:21). Kapper in Hebrew. Or, 'atone for' (Targum; Ibn Ezra); 'purify' (Ibn Ezra; Ralbag); 'purge' (Septuagint).

His people to His land
  (Chizzkuni). Or, 'He will atone for His land [and] His people' (Targum; Saadia; Ibn Ezra); 'His Land will atone for His people' (Sifri; Kethuvoth 111a; Ibn Ezra); 'His people will atone for all His world' (Hirsch); 'He will purify His people's land' (Ralbag); 'He will purge His land of His people' (Septuagint).

and proclaimed...
  Some say that Moses proclaimed this song three times, first to those around him (Deuteronomy 31:22); second to the elders (Deuteronomy 31:28), and third to the entire nation (Deuteronomy 31:30) (Abarbanel).

Hoshea
  See Numbers 13:16. He was called by the name Hoshea because he considered himself as small as when he was sent as an explorer (Sifri; Bachya; Ralbag; Abarbanel); because this was his popular name among the people (Ibn Ezra); because he was now a leader in his own right (Chizzkuni; Paaneach Razah); since he is now being compared to Moses (Or HaChaim), or, because the generation of the spies was now dead (Kley Yekar).





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