Deuteronomy 31

1 And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel. 2 And he said unto them, I aam an 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, as the LORD hath said. 4 And the LORD shall do unto them eas he did to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom he destroyed. 5 And fthe LORD shall give them up before your face, that ye may do unto them according unto all the commandments which I have commanded you. 6 gBe strong and of a good courage, hfear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, ihe it is that doth go with thee; jhe will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, kBe 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, mhe it is that doth go before thee; lhe will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

9 And Moses wrote this law, nand delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, owhich 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 pyear of release, qin the feast of tabernacles, 11 When all Israel is come to sappear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, rthou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. 12 tGather 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, uwhich have not known any thing, vmay 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, wBehold, thy days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation. 15 And xthe 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 yrise up, and zgo a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will aforsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. 17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and eI will forsake them, and I will dhide 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, cAre not these evils come upon us, because our God is bnot among us? 18 And I 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 a 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, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, fand waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant. 21 And it shall come to pass, when 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 hI know their imagination gwhich 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 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, iBe strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee. 24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, 25 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying, 26 Take this book of the law, jand put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee. 27 kFor I know thy rebellion, and thy lstiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye 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 officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, mand call heaven and earth to record against them. 29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly ncorrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to 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.

 
Cross Ref
2 a Exo 7:7
Deu 34:7
 b Num 27:17
1 Kin 3:7
 c Num 20:12
Num 27:13
Deu 3:27
3 d Deu 9:3
4 e Num 21:24
5 f Deu 7:2
6 g 1 Chr 22:13
 h Deu 1:29
Deu 7:18
 i Deu 20:4
Psa 118:6
 j Heb 13:5
7 k Deu 1:38
8 l 1 Chr 28:20
 m Rom 8:31
Psa 37:3
Num 14:9
Exo 13:21
9 n Deu 17:18
 o Num 4:15
1 Chr 15:12
10 p Deu 15:1
 q Lev 23:34
11 r 2 Kin 23:2
Jos 8:34
 s Deu 16:16
12 t Deu 4:10
13 u Deu 11:2
Pro 22:6
Eph 6:4
 v Psa 78:6-7
14 w Num 27:13
15 x Psa 99:7
Exo 33:9
16 y Exo 32:6
 z Jdg 2:17
 a Deu 32:15
1 Kin 11:31-33
2 Kin 22:16-17
Isa 1:4
17 b Num 14:42
 c Isa 63:17
Num 14:42
 d Eze 39:23
Isa 8:17
Psa 104:29
Deu 32:20
 e 2 Chr 24:20
2 Chr 15:2
20 f Hos 13:6
Jer 5:28
Psa 119:70
Psa 73:7
Psa 17:10
Neh 9:26
Deu 32:15
21 g Amo 5:25
 h Rev 2:23
Joh 2:24
Hos 13:5
Hos 5:3
1 Chr 28:9
23 i Jos 1:6
26 j 1 Kin 8:9
27 k Deu 9:24
 l Deu 9:6
2 Chr 30:8
Psa 78:8
28 m Deu 30:19
29 n Jdg 2:19
Hos 9:9