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Deuteronomy 34:6

    Deuteronomy 34:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knows of his sepulcher to this day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord put him to rest in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor: but no man has knowledge of his resting-place to this day.

    Webster's Revision

    And he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

    World English Bible

    He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth Peor: but no man knows of his tomb to this day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 34:6

    Sepulchre - A place of burial; grave.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 34:6

    He buried him - It is probable that the reason why Moses was buried thus privately was, lest the Israelites, prone to idolatry, should pay him Divine honors; and God would not have the body of his faithful servant abused in this way. Almost all the gods of antiquity were defiled men, great lawgivers, eminent statesmen, or victorious generals. See the account of the life of Moses at the end of this chapter, Deuteronomy 34:10 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 34:6

    No man knoweth of his sepulchre - Hardly, lest the grave of Moses should become an object of superstitious honor, because the Jews were not prone to this particular fore of error. Bearing in mind the appearance of Moses at the Transfiguration Matthew 17:1-10, and what is said by Jude Jde 1:9, we may conjecture that Moses after death passed into the same state with Enoch and Elijah; and that his grave could not be found because he was shortly translated (transported) from it.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 34:6

    34:6 He - The Lord, buried him either immediately, or by the ministry of angels, whereof Michael was the chief or prince. Of his sepulchre - Of the particular place where he was buried: which God hid from the Israelites, to prevent their superstition and idolatry, to which he knew their great proneness. And for this very reason the devil endeavoured to have it known and contended with Michael about it, Jude 1:9. God takes care even of the dead bodies of his servants. As their death is precious, so is their dust. Not one grain of it shall be lost, but the covenant with it shall be remembered.