A long time afterward, when the LORD had given rest to Israel from all their enemies round about, and Joshua was old and well advanced in years,
Joshua summoned all Israel, their elders and heads, their judges and officers, and said to them, "I am now old and well advanced in years;
and you have seen all that the LORD your God has done to all these nations for your sake, for it is the LORD your God who has fought for you.
Behold, I have allotted to you as an inheritance for your tribes those nations that remain, along with all the nations that I have already cut off, from the Jordan to the Great Sea in the west.
The LORD your God will push them back before you, and drive them out of your sight; and you shall possess their land, as the LORD your God promised you.
Therefore be very steadfast to keep and do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, turning aside from it neither to the right hand nor to the left,
that you may not be mixed with these nations left here among you, or make mention of the names of their gods, or swear by them, or serve them, or bow down yourselves to them,
but cleave to the LORD your God as you have done to this day.
For the LORD has driven out before you great and strong nations; and as for you, no man has been able to withstand you to this day.
One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the LORD your God who fights for you, as he promised you.
Take good heed to yourselves, therefore, to love the LORD your God.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)