The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleDeuteronomy 31:1
And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel.
following words, even to the whole body of the people summoned together
on this occasion. It seems that after Moses had made the covenant with
them he was directed to, he dismissed the people to their tents, and
went to his own, and now returned, having ordered them to meet him
again, very probably at the tabernacle; with which agrees the Targum of
``went to the tabernacle of the house of doctrine;''
though, according to Aben Ezra, he went to the each tribes
separately, as they lay encamped; his words are these,
``he went to every tribe and tribe, to acquaint them that he
was about to die, and that they might not be afraid, and to
strengthen their hearts;''
``in my opinion he then blessed them, though their blessings
are afterwards written;''
which is not improbable.