31When Moses had finished giving these instructions to all the people of Israel,H4872H3212H1696H1697H3478 2he said, "I am now 120 years old, and I am no longer able to lead you. The LORD has told me, 'You will not cross the Jordan River.'H559H3967H6242H8141H1121H3117H3201H3318H935H3068H559H5674H3383 3But the LORD your God himself will cross over ahead of you. He will destroy the nations living there, and you will take possession of their land. Joshua will lead you across the river, just as the LORD promised.H3068H430H5674H6440H8045H1471H6440H3423H3091H5674H6440H3068H1696 4"The LORD will destroy the nations living in the land, just as he destroyed Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites.H3068H6213H6213H5511H5747H4428H567H776H8045 5The LORD will hand over to you the people who live there, and you must deal with them as I have commanded you.H3068H5414H6440H6213H4687H6680 6So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you."H2388H553H3372H6206H6440H3068H430H1980H7503H5800 7Then Moses called for Joshua, and as all Israel watched, he said to him, "Be strong and courageous! For you will lead these people into the land that the LORD swore to their ancestors he would give them. You are the one who will divide it among them as their grants of land.H4872H7121H3091H559H5869H3478H2388H553H935H5971H776H3068H7650H1H5414H5157 8Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you."H3068H1980H6440H7503H5800H3372H2865 9So Moses wrote this entire body of instruction in a book and gave it to the priests, who carried the Ark of the LORD's Covenant, and to the elders of Israel.H4872H3789H8451H5414H3548H1121H3878H5375H727H1285H3068H2205H3478 10Then Moses gave them this command: "At the end of every seventh year, the Year of Release, during the Festival of Shelters,H4872H6680H559H7093H7651H8141H4150H8141H8059H2282H5521 11you must read this Book of Instruction to all the people of Israel when they assemble before the LORD your God at the place he chooses.H3478H935H7200H6440H3068H430H4725H977H7121H8451H3478H241 12Call them all together—men, women, children, and the foreigners living in your towns—so they may hear this Book of Instruction and learn to fear the LORD your God and carefully obey all the terms of these instructions.H6950H5971H6950H582H802H2945H1616H8179H8085H3925H3372H3068H430H8104H6213H1697H8451 13Do this so that your children who have not known these instructions will hear them and will learn to fear the LORD your God. Do this as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy."H1121H3045H8085H3925H3372H3068H430H3117H2416H127H5674H3383H3423 14Then the LORD said to Moses, "The time has come for you to die. Call Joshua and present yourselves at the Tabernacle, so that I may commission him there." So Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves at the Tabernacle.H3068H559H4872H3117H7126H4191H7121H3091H3320H168H4150H6680H4872H3091H3212H3320H168H4150 15And the LORD appeared to them in a pillar of cloud that stood at the entrance to the sacred tent.H3068H7200H168H5982H6051H5982H6051H5975H6607H168 16The LORD said to Moses, "You are about to die and join your ancestors. After you are gone, these people will begin to worship foreign gods, the gods of the land where they are going. They will abandon me and break my covenant that I have made with them.H3068H559H4872H7901H1H5971H6965H2181H310H430H5236H776H935H7130H5800H6565H1285H3772 17Then my anger will blaze forth against them. I will abandon them, hiding my face from them, and they will be devoured. Terrible trouble will come down on them, and on that day they will say, 'These disasters have come down on us because God is no longer among us!'H639H2734H3117H5800H5641H6440H398H7227H7451H6869H4672H559H3117H7451H4672H430H7130 18At that time I will hide my face from them on account of all the evil they commit by worshiping other gods.H5641H5641H6440H3117H7451H6213H3588H6437H312H430 19"So write down the words of this song, and teach it to the people of Israel. Help them learn it, so it may serve as a witness for me against them.H3789H7892H3925H1121H3478H7760H6310H7892H5707H1121H3478 20For I will bring them into the land I swore to give their ancestors—a land flowing with milk and honey. There they will become prosperous, eat all the food they want, and become fat. But they will begin to worship other gods; they will despise me and break my covenant.H935H127H7650H1H2100H2461H1706H398H7646H1878H6437H312H430H5647H5006H6565H1285 21And when great disasters come down on them, this song will stand as evidence against them, for it will never be forgotten by their descendants. I know the intentions of these people, even now before they have entered the land I swore to give them."H7227H7451H6869H4672H7892H6030H6440H5707H7911H6310H2233H3045H3336H6213H3117H935H776H7650 22So that very day Moses wrote down the words of the song and taught it to the Israelites.H4872H3789H7892H3117H3925H1121H3478 23Then the LORD commissioned Joshua son of Nun with these words: "Be strong and courageous, for you must bring the people of Israel into the land I swore to give them. I will be with you."H3091H1121H5126H6680H559H2388H553H935H1121H3478H776H7650 24When Moses had finished writing this entire body of instruction in a book,H4872H3615H3789H1697H8451H5612H8552 25he gave this command to the Levites who carried the Ark of the LORD's Covenant.H4872H6680H3881H5375H727H1285H3068H559 26"Take this Book of Instruction and place it beside the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD your God, so it may remain there as a witness against the people of Israel.H3947H5612H8451H7760H6654H727H1285H3068H430H5707 27For I know how rebellious and stubborn you are. Even now, while I am still alive and am here with you, you have rebelled against the LORD. How much more rebellious will you be after my death!H3045H4805H7186H6203H2416H3117H4784H3068H310H4194 28"Now summon all the elders and officials of your tribes, so that I can speak to them directly and call heaven and earth to witness against them.H6950H2205H7626H7860H1696H1697H241H5749H8064H776H5749 29I know that after my death you will become utterly corrupt and will turn from the way I have commanded you to follow. In the days to come, disaster will come down on you, for you will do what is evil in the LORD's sight, making him very angry with your actions."H3045H310H4194H7843H7843H5493H1870H6680H7451H7122H319H3117H6213H7451H5869H3068H3707H4639H3027 30So Moses recited this entire song publicly to the assembly of Israel.H4872H1696H241H6951H3478H1697H7892H8552
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