14 And the Lord said to Moses, b "Behold, the days approach when you must die. Call Joshua and present yourselves in the tent of meeting, that c I may commission him." And Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves in the tent of meeting. 15 And d the Lord appeared in the tent in a pillar of cloud. And the pillar of cloud stood over the entrance of the tent.
16 And the Lord said to Moses, b "Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers. Then this people will rise and e whore after the foreign gods among them in the land that they are entering, and they will f forsake me and g break my covenant that I have made with them. 17 Then my anger will be kindled against them in that day, and h I will forsake them and i hide my face from them, and they will be devoured. And many evils and troubles will come upon them, so that they will say in that day, j 'Have not these evils come upon us because k our God is not among us?' 18 And I will surely hide my face in that day because of all the evil that they have done, because l they have turned to other gods.
19 "Now therefore write m this song and n teach it to the people of Israel. Put it in their mouths, that this song may be o a witness for me against the people of Israel. 20 For when I have brought them into the land p flowing with milk and honey, which I swore to give to their fathers, and they have eaten and are full and q grown fat, r they will turn to other gods and serve them, and s despise me and g break my covenant. 21 And when many evils and troubles have come upon them, this song shall confront them as t a witness (for it will live unforgotten in the mouths of their offspring). For u I know what they are inclined to do even today, before I have brought them into the land that I swore to give." 22 So Moses wrote this song the same day and taught it to the people of Israel.
23 v And the Lord commissioned Joshua the son of Nun and said, w "Be strong and courageous, for you shall bring the people of Israel into the land that I swore to give them. x I will be with you."
24 When Moses had finished y writing the words of this law in a book to the very end, 25 Moses commanded z the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, 26 "Take this Book of the Law a and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for b a witness against you. 27 For I know how rebellious and c stubborn you are. Behold, even today while I am yet alive with you, d you have been rebellious against the Lord. How much more after my death! 28 Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak e these words in their ears and f call heaven and earth to witness against them. 29 For I know that after my death g you will surely act corruptly and turn aside from the way that I have commanded you. And h in the days to come i evil will befall you, because you will do what is evil in the sight of the Lord, j provoking him to anger through the work of your hands."English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.