Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel:put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.20
For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat ; then will they turn unto othergods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.21
And it shall come to pass, when manyevils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testifyagainsta them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about , even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware .
22Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.23
And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge , and said , Be strong and of a good courage : for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.
And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished ,
That Mosescommanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD,saying ,
26Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.
For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiffneck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?28Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers , that I may speak these words in their ears, and callheaven and earth to record against them.
For I know that after my death ye will utterlycorrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latterdays; because ye will doevil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.