When Moses had finished writing down on a scroll every single word of this law,
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he commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the Lord's covenant,
"Take this book of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, so that it may remain there as a witness against you.
For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. If you are rebelling against the Lord now, while I am still alive, how much more [will you rebel] after I am dead!
Assemble all your tribal elders and officers before me, so that I may speak these words directly to them and call heaven and earth as witnesses against them.
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For I know that after my death you will become completely corrupt and turn from the path I have commanded you. Disaster will come to you in the future, because you will do what is evil in the Lord's sight, infuriating Him with what your hands have made."
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Then Moses recited aloud every single word of this song to the entire assembly of Israel:
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