And MosescalleduntoJoshua, and saidunto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a goodcourage: for thoumust go withthispeopleunto the landwhich the LORDhathswornuntotheirfathers to givethem; and thoushaltcausethem to inherit it.
Gather the peopletogether, men, and women, and children, and thy strangerthat is within thy gates, thatthey may hear, and thatthey may learn, and fear the LORDyour God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
And the LORDsaiduntoMoses, Behold, thy daysapproachthatthoumust die: callJoshua, and presentyourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshuawent, and presentedthemselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.
And the LORDsaiduntoMoses, Behold, thoushaltsleepwith thy fathers; and thispeoplewillrise up, and go a whoringafter the gods of the strangers of the land, whitherthey go to be amongthem, and willforsake me, and break my covenantwhich I havemadewiththem.
Then my angershall be kindledagainstthem in that day, and I willforsakethem, and I willhide my facefromthem, and theyshall be devoured, and manyevils and troublesshallbefallthem; so thattheywill say in that day, Are not theseevilscomeupon us, because our God is not among us?
For when I shallhavebroughttheminto the landwhich I swareuntotheirfathers, thatflowethwithmilk and honey; and theyshallhaveeaten and filledthemselves, and waxen fat; thenwilltheyturnuntoothergods, and servethem, and provoke me, and break my covenant.
And it shallcome to pass, whenmanyevils and troubles are befallenthem, thatthissongshalltestifyagainstthem as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of theirseed: for I knowtheirimaginationwhichthey go about, even now, before I havebroughttheminto the landwhich I sware.
For I knowthatafter my death ye willutterlycorruptyourselves, and turnasidefrom the way which I havecommanded you; and evilwillbefall you in the latterdays; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to angerthrough the work of yourhands.