31 And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel. 2 And he said unto them, I am aan hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more bgo out and come in: also the Lord hath said unto me, cThou shalt not go over this Jordan. 3 The Lord thy God, dhe will go over before thee, and he will destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt possess them: and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, eas the Lord hath said. 4 fAnd the Lord shall do unto them gas he did to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom he destroyed. 5 And the Lord shall give them up before your face, that ye may do unto them haccording unto all the commandments which I have commanded you. 6 iBe strong and of a good courage, kfear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, lhe it is that doth go with thee; mhe will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, nBe strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. 8 And the Lord, ohe it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, mhe will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither pbe dismayed.
9 And Moses wrote this law, qand delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, rwhich bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and unto all the elders of Israel. 10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the syear of release, tin the feast of tabernacles, 11 When all Israel is come to uappear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose, xthou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. 12 yGather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: 13 And that their children, zwhich have not known any thing, amay hear, and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
14 And the Lord said unto Moses, bBehold, thy days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that cI may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation. 15 And dthe Lord appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle. 16 And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt †sleep with thy fathers; and this people will erise up, and fgo a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will gforsake me, and hbreak my covenant which I have made with them. 17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and iI will forsake them, and I will khide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall †befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because lour God is not among us? 18 And mI will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods. 19 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 na 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, othat floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and pwaxen fat; qthen will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and rprovoke me, and hbreak my covenant. 21 And it shall come to pass, swhen many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify †against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for tI know their uimagination which they †go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware. 22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel. 23 wAnd he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, xBe strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and yI will be with thee.
24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of zwriting the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, 25 That Moses commanded the Levites, zwhich bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying, 26 Take this book of the law, aand put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there bfor a witness against thee. 27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy cstiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, dye have been rebellious against the Lord; and how much more after my death? 28 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your eofficers, that I may speak these words in their ears, fand call heaven and earth to record against them. 29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly gcorrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you hin the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the Lord, ito provoke him to anger through the work of your hands. 30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.
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