The Jewish people continued to travel through out the land of Canaan while defeating such people as the ones who belonged to Og along with the giant Og himself. They reached the Jordan river and were about to cross it when Moses gave them the ten commandments he had received on Mount Sion because he would die before they crossed the river. There was also a land established for people who had committed homicide to flee to. They would not be able to go into the promised land, but God had once again shown his mercy by allowing the murderers to live in a land of exile where people would not be able to touch them. The reason Moses would die before crossing the Jordan River was due to the fact that he had struck the rock in his anger instead of tapping it like God had told him for a better demonstration of God’s great power.