My arrows will drip with their blood, and my sword will kill all who oppose me. I will spare no one who fights against me; even the wounded and prisoners will die.'
"Nations, you must praise the Lord's people - 1 he punishes all who kill them. He takes revenge on his enemies and forgives the sins of his people."
Moses and Joshua son of Nun recited this song, so that the people of Israel could hear it.
When Moses had finished giving God's teachings to the people,
he said, "Be sure to obey all these commands that I have given you today. Repeat them to your children, so that they may faithfully obey all of God's teachings.
These teachings are not empty words; they are your very life. Obey them and you will live long in that land across the Jordan that you are about to occupy."
That same day the Lord said to Moses, 249
"Go to the Abarim Mountains in the land of Moab opposite the city of Jericho; climb Mount Nebo and look at the land of Canaan that I am about to give the people of Israel.
You will die on that mountain as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor,
because both of you were unfaithful to me in the presence of the people of Israel. When you were at the waters of Meribah, near the town of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin, you dishonored me in the presence of the people.
You will look at the land from a distance, but you will not enter the land that I am giving the people of Israel."