1 Abiit itaque Moyses et locu tus est omnia verba haec ad universum Israel
2 et dixit ad eos: "Centum viginti annorum sum hodie, non possum ultra egredi et ingredi, praesertim cum et Dominus dixerit mihi: "Non transibis Iordanem istum"
3 Dominus Deus tuus ipse transibit ante te; ipse delebit gentes has in conspectu tuo, et possidebis eas, et Iosue transibit ante te, sicut locutus est Dominus.
4 Facietque Dominus eis, sicut fecit Sehon et Og regibus Amorraeorum et terrae eorum delevitque eos.
5 Cum ergo et hos tradiderit vobis, similiter facietis eis, sicut praecepi vobis.
6 Viriliter agite et confortamini; nolite timere nec paveatis a conspectu eorum, quia Dominus Deus tuus ipse est ductor tuus et non dimittet nec derelinquet te"
7 Vocavitque Moyses Iosue et dixit ei coram omni Israel: "Confortare et esto robustus; tu enim introduces populum istum in terram, quam daturum se patribus eorum iuravit Dominus, et tu eam sorte divides eis.
8 Et Dominus, qui ductor tuus est, ipse erit tecum, non dimittet nec derelinquet te; noli timere nec paveas"
9 Et scripsit Moyses legem hanc et tradidit eam sacerdotibus filiis Levi, qui portabant arcam foederis Domini, et cunctis senioribus Israel;
10 praecepitque eis dicens: "Post septem annos, anno remissionis, in sollemnitate Tabernaculorum,
11 convenientibus cunctis ex Israel, ut appareant in conspectu Domini Dei tui in loco, quem elegerit, leges verba legis huius coram omni Israel, audientibus eis;
12 congrega populum tam viros quam mulieres, parvulos et advenas, qui sunt intra portas tuas, ut audientes discant et timeant Dominum Deum vestrum et custodiant impleantque omnes sermones legis huius;
13 filii quoque eorum, qui nunc ignorant, audiant et discant timere Dominum Deum vestrum cunctis diebus, quibus versamini in terra, ad quam vos, Iordane transmisso, pergitis obtinendam"
14 Et ait Dominus ad Moysen: "Ecce prope sunt dies mortis tuae; voca Iosue, et state in tabernaculo conventus, ut praecipiam ei" Abierunt ergo Moyses et Iosue et steterunt in tabernaculo conventus;
15 apparuitque Dominus ibi in columna nubis, quae stetit in introitu tabernaculi.
16 Dixitque Dominus ad Moysen: "Ecce tu dormies cum patribus tuis, et populus iste consurgens fornicabitur post deos alienos terrae, ad quam ingredietur; ibi derelinquet me et irritum faciet foedus, quod pepigi cum eo.
17 Et irascetur furor meus contra eum in die illo, et derelinquam eos et abscondam faciem meam ab eis, et erit in devorationem; invenient eum mala multa et afflictiones, ita ut dicat in illo die: "Vere, quia non est Deus mecum, invenerunt me haec mala"
18 Ego autem abscondam et celabo faciem meam in die illo, propter omnia mala, quae fecit, quia secutus est deos alienos.
19 Nunc itaque scribite vobis canticum istud, et doce filios Israel, ut memoriter teneant et ore decantent, ut sit mihi carmen istud pro testimonio inter filios Israel.
20 Introducam enim eum in terram, pro qua iuravi patribus eius, lacte et melle manantem. Cumque comederit et saturatus crassusque fuerit, avertetur ad deos alienos, et servient eis detrahentque mihi et irritum facient pactum meum.
21 Postquam invenerint eum mala multa et afflictiones, respondebit ei canticum istud pro testimonio, quod nulla delebit oblivio ex ore seminis sui; scio enim cogitationes eius, quae facit hodie, antequam introducam eum in terram, quam ei pollicitus sum"
22 Scripsit ergo Moyses canticum istud in die illo et docuit filios Israel.
23 Praecepitque Dominus Iosue filio Nun et ait: "Confortare et esto robustus; tu enim introduces filios Israel in terram, quam eis pollicitus sum, et ego ero tecum"
24 Postquam ergo scripsit Moyses verba legis huius in volumine atque complevit,
25 praecepit Levitis, qui portabant arcam foederis Domini, dicens:
31:26" Tollite librum legis istum et ponite eum in latere arcae foederis Domini Dei vestri, ut sit ibi contra te in testimonium.
27 Ego enim scio contentionem tuam et cervicem tuam durissimam. Adhuc vivente me vobiscum, semper contentiose egistis contra Dominum; quanto magis cum mortuus fuero?
28 Congregate ad me omnes maiores natu per tribus vestras atque praefectos vestros, et loquar audientibus eis sermones istos et invocabo contra eos caelum et terram.
29 Novi enim quod post mortem meam inique agetis et declinabitis de via, quam praecepi vobis, et occurrent vobis mala in extremo tempore, quando feceritis malum in conspectu Domini, ut irritetis eum per opera manuum vestrarum "
30 Locutus est ergo Moyses, audiente universo coetu Israel, verba carminis huius et ad finem usque complevit:
King James Version
1 And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel.
2 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the LORD hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
3 The LORD thy God, he 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 as 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 according unto all the commandments which I have commanded you.
6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
7 ¶ And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be 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, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
9 ¶ And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which 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 year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,
11 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.
12 Gather 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, which have not known any thing, may 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, Behold, 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 the 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 rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide 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 our God is not 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, and 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 I know their imagination 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 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be 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, and 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 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff 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, and call heaven and earth to record against them.
29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt 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.