Parallel Bible results for Deuteronomy 31:18-28

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Deuteronomy 31:18-28

MSG 18 But I'll stay out of their lives, keep looking the other way because of all their evil: they took up with other gods! NIV 18 And I will certainly hide my face on that day because of all their wickedness in turning to other gods. MSG 19 "But for right now, copy down this song and teach the People of Israel to sing it by heart. They'll have it then as my witness against them. NIV 19 "Now write down for yourselves this song and teach it to the Israelites and have them sing it, so that it may be a witness for me against them. MSG 20 When I bring them into the land that I promised to their ancestors, a land flowing with milk and honey, and they eat and become full and get fat and then begin fooling around with other gods and worshiping them, NIV 20 When I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, the land I promised on oath to their forefathers, and when they eat their fill and thrive, they will turn to other gods and worship them, rejecting me and breaking my covenant. MSG 21 and then things start falling apart, many terrible things happening, this song will be there with them as a witness to who they are and what went wrong. Their children won't forget this song; they'll be singing it. Don't think I don't know what they are already scheming to do, and they're not even in the land yet, this land I promised them." NIV 21 And when many disasters and difficulties come upon them, this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I know what they are disposed to do, even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath." MSG 22 So Moses wrote down this song that very day and taught it to the People of Israel. NIV 22 So Moses wrote down this song that day and taught it to the Israelites. MSG 23 Then God commanded Joshua son of Nun saying, "Be strong. Take courage. You will lead the People of Israel into the land I promised to give them. And I'll be right there with you." NIV 23 The LORD gave this command to Joshua son of Nun: "Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I promised them on oath, and I myself will be with you." MSG 24 After Moses had finished writing down the words of this Revelation in a book, right down to the last word, NIV 24 After Moses finished writing in a book the words of this law from beginning to end, MSG 25 he ordered the Levites who were responsible for carrying the Chest of the Covenant of God, saying, NIV 25 he gave this command to the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD: MSG 26 "Take this Book of Revelation and place it alongside the Chest of the Covenant of God, your God. Keep it there as a witness. NIV 26 "Take this Book of the Law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God. There it will remain as a witness against you. MSG 27 "I know what rebels you are, how stubborn and willful you can be. Even today, while I'm still alive and present with you, you're rebellious against God. How much worse when I've died! NIV 27 For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. If you have been rebellious against the LORD while I am still alive and with you, how much more will you rebel after I die! MSG 28 So gather the leaders of the tribes and the officials here. I have something I need to say directly to them with Heaven and Earth as witnesses. NIV 28 Assemble before me all the elders of your tribes and all your officials, so that I can speak these words in their hearing and call heaven and earth to testify against them.