Now it came about aftermanydays, when the LORD had given1rest to Israel from all their enemiesaon everyside, and Joshua was old, advanced in years,
that 2Joshuacalled for allIsrael, for their elders and their heads and their judges and their officers, and said to them, "I amold, advanced in years.
"And you have seenall that the LORD your God has done to allthesenationsbecause of you, for 3the LORD your God is He who has been fighting for you.
4"See, 4I have apportioned to you thesenations which remain as an inheritance for your tribes, with all the nationswhich I have cutoff, from the Jordan even to the GreatSea toward the setting of the sun.
"The LORD your God, He will thrust them out from before you and b5drive them from before you; and 6you will possess their land, just as the LORD your Godcpromised you.
"7Be veryfirm, then, to keep and doall that is written in the book of the law of Moses, so that you may not turnaside from it to the righthand or to the left,
7so that you will not dassociate with thesenations, these which remainamong you, or 8mention the name of their gods, or 9make anyone swear by them, or 10serve them, or bowdown to them.
"But you are to cling to the LORD your God, as you have done to thisday.
"11For the LORD has edriven out great and strongnations from before you; and as for you, 12noman has stoodbefore you to thisday.
"13One of your menputs to flight a thousand, for the LORD your God is 14He who fights for you, just as He fpromised you.
"So takediligentheed to yourselves to love the LORD your God.
"For if you evergoback and 15cling to the rest of thesenations, these which remainamong you, and 16intermarry with them, so that you gassociate with them and they with you,
13know with certainty that the LORD your God will not continue to hdrivethesenations out from before you; but they will be a 17snare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from offthisgoodlandwhich the LORD your God has given you.
"Now behold, today18I am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that 19not oneword of all the goodwordswhich the LORD your Godspokeconcerning you has failed ; all have ibeen fulfilled for you, not jone of them has failed.
"It shall come about that just as all the goodwordswhich the LORD your Godspoke to you have come upon you, so20the LORD will bring upon you all the threats , until He has destroyed you from offthisgoodlandwhich the LORD your God has given you.
"21When you transgress the covenant of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, and go and serveothergods and bowdown to them, then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and you will perishquickly from off the goodlandwhich He has given you."