The LORD your God himself will cross4 over ahead of you.5 He will destroy these nations6 before you, and you will take possession of their land. Joshua also will cross7 over ahead of you, as the LORD said.
Then Moses summoned Joshua and said15 to him in the presence of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their forefathers to give them,16 and you must divide it among them as their inheritance.
The LORD said to Moses, "Now the day of your death29 is near. Call Joshua30 and present yourselves at the Tent of Meeting, where I will commission him.31" So Moses and Joshua came and presented themselves at the Tent of Meeting.32
And the LORD said to Moses: "You are going to rest with your fathers,34 and these people will soon prostitute35 themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will forsake36 me and break the covenant I made with them.
On that day I will become angry37 with them and forsake38 them; I will hide39 my face40 from them, and they will be destroyed. Many disasters41 and difficulties will come upon them, and on that day they will ask, 'Have not these disasters come upon us because our God is not with us?'42
When I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, the land I promised on oath to their forefathers,45 and when they eat their fill and thrive, they will turn to other gods46 and worship them,47 rejecting me and breaking my covenant.48
And when many disasters and difficulties come upon them,49 this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I know what they are disposed to do,50 even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath."