The LORD said to Moses, "Now the day of your death1 is near. Call Joshua2 and present yourselves at the tent of meeting, where I will commission him.3" So Moses and Joshua came and presented themselves at the tent of meeting.4
And the LORD said to Moses: "You are going to rest with your ancestors,6 and these people will soon prostitute7 themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will forsake8 me and break the covenant I made with them.
And in that day I will become angry9 with them and forsake10 them; I will hide11 my face12 from them, and they will be destroyed. Many disasters13 and calamities will come on them, and in that day they will ask, 'Have not these disasters come on us because our God is not with us?'14
When I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, the land I promised on oath to their ancestors,17 and when they eat their fill and thrive, they will turn to other gods18 and worship them,19 rejecting me and breaking my covenant.20
And when many disasters and calamities come on them,21 this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I know what they are disposed to do,22 even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath."
For I know that after my death you are sure to become utterly corrupt33 and to turn from the way I have commanded you. In days to come, disaster34 will fall on you because you will do evil in the sight of the LORD and arouse his anger by what your hands have made."