Miracles of Moses in Deuteronomy

Most of those miracles of Moses that are recorded in the Book of Deuteronomy are summarized on this page.

Key:

  • Blue Type is for Water Miracles
  • Purple Type is for God / Heaven Miracles
  • Red Type is for Blood Miracles
  • Orange Type is for Fire Miracles
  • Yellow Type is for Resurrection Miracles
  • Green Type is for Biological Miracles
  • Brown Type is for Food Miracles
  • Black Type is for Earthquake Miracles


(Note: I do not purple color-code every miraculous meeting of God with Moses, because almost everything would be purple if I did. Instead, I only purple color-code those meetings which I feel are the most distinctive.)


In chapters 1-3 of the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses reminds the Israelites of the journey that had brought these people from Mt. Horeb to the land just east of the city of Jericho in the promised land.


In Deuteronomy 2:30, Yehovah Elohim (God) gave Sihon (King of Heshbon) a “stubborn spirit” and a “resolute heart”, so that he would fight the Israelites and have his country conquered by them. This is reminiscent of the hardening of the heart of Pharoah (King of Egypt) (i.e. Exodus 7:2-4; Romans 9:17-18).

Deuteronomy 4:1-14 Moses admonishes the Israelites to obey Yehovah Elohim (God).

Deuteronomy 4:15-40 Moses reminds the people that when Yehovah spoke to them at Mount Horeb that they did not see Him at all. The Israelites only saw fire, black smoke, and darkness (Deuteronomy 4:11). So the Israelites must never make any “idols”--statues, paintings, or other images that supposedly look like God. No one can make an idol with a face that looks like His Face, because no one has seen the Face of God the Father to know what it looks like.

Besides idols, the Israelites also must not worship the sun, moon, or stars. The Israelites must only worship Yehovah (God), because there is no other God (Deuteronomy 4:35,39).

Deuteronomy 4:41-43 Moses chooses three cities east of the Jordan River as refuge cities for those people who kill someone accidentally: Bezer, Ramoth, and Golan.

Deuteronomy 4:44-6:25 Moses reminds the Israelites of many laws of Yehovah Elohim (God).

In Deuteronomy 5:6-21, Moses reminds the Israelites of the Ten Commandments.

In Deuteronomy 6:4-9, we find the passage of Scripture referred to as the “Shema” (the first word of the passage in English is “Hear”, which is “Shema” in Hebrew).

In Deuteronomy 6:5, Moses gives the greatest commandment of Yehovah Elohim (God) (compare with Matthew 22:37-38; Mark 12:29-30; and Luke 10:27).

In Deuteronomy, chapter 7, Moses tells the Israelites how they are to treat the people that they will defeat in the promised land that they are about to enter. The Israelites are not to marry with them, or make any treaties with them; rather, those peoples are to be completely destroyed (Deuteronomy 7:2-3). Those people are not to be shown any mercy (Deuteronomy 7:2) nor pity (Deuteronomy 7:16). All of the things that those people use to worship false gods are also to be totally destroyed (Deuteronomy 7: 5,25-26).

If the Israelites do all that Yehovah (God) commands them, then God promises to be very good to them (e.g. protect the Israelites from all diseases (Deuteronomy 7:15).

In chapter 8, Moses warns the Israelites to obey all of God’s commandments (Deuteronomy 8:1) rather than forgetting how Yehovah Elohim (God) takes care of them (Deuteronomy 8:18).

Deuteronomy 9:1-10:11 Moses reminds the Israelites that they have been a rebellious people (Deuteronomy 9:7). In particular, he reminds them of what happened at Mount Horeb (Deuteronomy 9:8-21, and Deuteronomy 9:25-10:11).

In Deuteronomy 9:9, Moses states that he survived 40 days and nights without bread and without water.

In Deuteronomy 9:10, Moses says that Yehovah (God) gave Moses two stone tablets. These pieces of stone contain the commandments that Yehovah (God) spoke to the Israelites from out of the fire on Mount Horeb; and the writing on the tablets is made by the finger of Elohim (God) Himself. Moses breaks these tablets soon after (Deuteronomy 9:17).

In Deuteronomy 9:18, Moses says that he survived a second time for 40 days and nights without bread and without water.

In Deuteronomy 10:1-4, Moses says that he carved out a second set of stone tablets, and that Yehovah (God) wrote on this new set of tablets what was written on the first set.

Deuteronomy 10:12-11:32 Moses calls, and warns, the Israelites to love Yehovah Elohim (God) by keeping the commandments of God.

In Deuteronomy 11:3-4, Moses reminds the Israelites of the miracles that occurred with relation to the Egyptians.

In Deuteronomy 11:6, Moses reminds the Israelites of the miraculous way that the Earth opened up and swallowed alive the rebellious Dathan and Abiram, and all that was with them.

Deuteronomy 12:1-26:19 Moses tells the Israelites the laws that they must obey.

In Deuteronomy 17:6-7, two or three witnesses are required for all crimes that require the execution of a convicted person. The hands of the witnesses must also be the first to be involved in the execution.

In Deuteronomy 18:15-19, Moses tells the Israelites that in the future Yehovah Elohim (God) will give the Israelites a prophet like himself (like Moses); and when the prophet which is like Moses comes, the Israelites must listen to that prophet.

[Note: "The Two Witnesses" Bible study on this website addresses (among other things) the fulfillment of this prophecy.]



In Deuteronomy 19:15, Moses says that two or three witnesses are necessary for convicting a person of ANY crime.

Deuteronomy 27:1-28:14 Moses gives instructions on how the Israelites are to make a ceremonial pronouncement of blessings and curses after they have entered the land promised to the Israelites by God.

Deuteronomy 28:15-68 Moses warns the Israelites of the great and tragic disasters that would happen to the Israelites if they do not obey Yehovah Elohim’s (God’s) commandments. These things did happen to the Israelites over the next several hundred years.

Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20 Moses tells the Israelites that, even though they have seen so many great miracles, these Israelites still do not have minds that understand, nor eyes nor ears that can perceive how God’s Power has been working in their lives (Deuteronomy 29:4).

However, Moses says that at some time in the future, Yehovah Elohim (God) will change the hearts of the Israelites, and of the Israelites’ descendants, so that all of their minds will understand and perceive how God’s Power is at work in their lives (Deuteronomy 30:6). After this, the Israelites and all their children will obey all of Yehovah (God’s) commandments. Because of what Jesus did, the fulfillment of this prophecy is being revealed as people continue to come to God.

In Deuteronomy 30:11-20, Moses tells the Israelites that they may either obey God, and be blessed, and live; or, they may disobey God, and be cursed, and die.

Deuteronomy 31:1-8 Moses tells the Israelites that he is 120 years old, and will no longer be leading them, since he has been banned by God from entering the promised land. Moses also tells the Israelites that Joshua will lead them now. After this, Moses speaks with Joshua while standing in front of all the Israelites.

Deuteronomy 31:9-13 Moses gives a written copy of the Law to the Levites, who are God’s priests. He tells them to read this Law to all the Israelite people every seven (7) years, during the Feast of Tabernacles (Deuteronomy 31:10).

Deuteronomy 31:14-32:47 Moses and Joshua meet Yehovah (God) at the Tabernacle, with God appearing in a cloud column above the entrance. God confirms that Joshua will lead the Israelites into the promised land.

God also tells Joshua and Moses that in the future the Israelites will rebel against God, in the time after they have finally gone into the promised land. Moses tells the Levites, who are the priests of God, to keep the Law in the Ark of the Covenant; there it will remain as a future witness against the Israelites, when they rebel against God.

Moses takes Joshua and goes before all of Israel; then Moses recites “Moses’s Song” to the Israelites. This poem / song tells of how the Israelites will rebel in the future, and how God will treat them after they rebel. These things did happen to the Israelites over the next several hundred years.



Deuteronomy 32:48-52 Yehovah instructs Moses to go up on Mount Nebo to die.

In Deuteronomy, chapter 33, Moses gives a final blessing to the Israelites, and to all their tribes.

Deuteronomy 34:1-4 Moses climbs Mount Nebo, and Yehovah (God) allows Moses to see all of the promised land of Israel. However, Moses is not allowed to go into the promised land.

Deuteronomy 34:5-12 The death of Moses comes, and his body is buried in a secret place by Yehovah (God). Moses died at the age of 120; and he still had good eyesight and a strong body.


This completes the summary.

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