So Moseswent and spokethesewords to allIsrael.
And he said to them, "I am 1a hundred and twentyyearsoldtoday ; 2I am nolongerable to come and go, and the LORD has said to me, '3You shall not crossthisJordan.'
"4It is the LORD your God who will crossahead of you; He will destroythesenationsbefore you, and you shall dispossess them. 5Joshua is the one who will crossahead of you, just as the LORD has spoken.
"The LORD will do to them just as He did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, and to their land, when He destroyed them.
"6The LORD will deliver them up before you, and you shall do to them according to all the commandmentswhich I have commanded you.
"7Be strong and courageous, 8do not be afraid or tremble at them, for 9the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. 10He will not fail you or forsake you."
Then Mosescalled to Joshua and said to him in the sight of allIsrael, "11Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with thispeople into the landwhich the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall give it to them as an inheritance.
"12The LORD is the one who goesahead of you; He will be with you. 13He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."
So Moseswrotethislaw and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi14who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of Israel.
Then Mosescommanded them, saying, "At the end of every sevenyears, at the time of 15the year of remission of debts, at the 16Feast of Booths,
when allIsraelcomes17to appearbefore the LORD your God at 18the placewhich He will choose, 19you shall readthislaw in front of allIsrael in their hearing.
12"Assemble the people, the men and the women and children and athe alienwho is in your btown, so that they may hear and 20learn and fear the LORD your God, and be careful to observeall the words of thislaw.
"Their children, who have not known, will hear and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as you live on the landcwhich you are about to cross the Jordan to dpossess."
Then the LORDsaid to Moses, "Behold, e21the time for you to die is near ; callJoshua, and present yourselves at the tent of meeting, that I may commission him." 22So Moses and Joshuawent and presented themselves at the tent of meeting.
1523The LORDappeared in the tent in a pillar of cloud, and the pillar of cloudstood at the doorway of the tent.
The LORDsaid to Moses, "Behold, 24you are about to liedown with your fathers ; and 25thispeople will arise and play the harlot with the strangegods of the land, into the midst of which they are going, and 26will forsake Me and break My covenantwhich I have made with them.
"27Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and 28I will forsake them and 29hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and manyevils and troubles will come upon them; so that they will say in that day, '30Is it not because our God is not among us that theseevils have come upon us?'
"But I will surelyhide My face in that daybecause of all the evilwhich they will do, for they will turn to othergods.
19"Now therefore, 31writethissong for yourselves, and teach it to the sons of Israel ; put it fon their lips, so that thissong may be a witness for Me against the sons of Israel.
"32For when I bring them into the landflowing with milk and honey, which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and are satisfied and 33becomegprosperous, then they will turn to othergods and serve them, and spurn Me and break My covenant.
"Then it shall come about, 34whenmanyevils and troubles have come upon them, that thissong will testifybefore them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the hlips of their descendants ); for 35I know their intentwhich they are idevelopingtoday, before I have brought them into the landwhich I swore."
2236So Moseswrotethissong the sameday, and taught it to the sons of Israel.
2337Then He commissionedJoshua the son of Nun, and said, "38Be strong and courageous, for you shall bring the sons of Israel into the landwhich I swore to them, and 39I will be with you."
It came about, when Mosesfinishedwriting the words of thislaw in a bookuntil they were complete,
that Mosescommanded the Levites40who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying,
26"Takethisbook of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may jremainthere as a witness against you.
"For I know41your rebellion and 42your kstubbornness ; behold, while I am stillalive with you today, you have beenrebelliousagainst the LORD ; howmuchmore , then, after my death ?
28"Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speakthesewords in their hearing and 43call the heavens and the earth to witness against them.
"For I know that after my death you will 44actcorruptly and turn from the waywhich I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latterdays, for you will do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger with the work of your hands."