1 Evoluto autem multo tem pore, postquam pacem Do minus dederat Israeli ab omnibus in gyro nationibus et Iosue iam longaevo et persenilis aetatis,
2 vocavit Iosue omnem Israelem maioresque natu et principes ac iudices et praefectos dixitque ad eos: "Ego senui et progressioris aetatis sum,
3 vosque vidistis omnia, quae fecerit Dominus Deus vester cunctis nationibus istis, quomodo pro vobis ipse pugnaverit.
4 Videte, sorte divisi vobis gentes, quae supersunt, in possessionem tribuum vestrarum, sicut omnes, quas delevi, a Iordane usque ad mare Magnum in occidente.
5 Dominus Deus vester disperdet eas et auferet a facie vestra, et possidebitis terram eorum, sicut vobis pollicitus est.
6 Tantum confortamini, ut custodiatis cuncta, quae scripta sunt in volumine legis Moysi, et non declinetis ab eis nec ad dexteram nec ad sinistram;
7 ne conveniatis cum gentibus, quae inter vos residuae sunt, et iuretis in nomine deorum earum et serviatis eis et adoretis illos;
8 sed adhaereatis Domino Deo vestro, quod fecistis usque in diem hanc.
9 Et expulit Dominus in conspectu vestro gentes magnas et robustissimas, et nullus vobis resistere potuit:
10 unus e vobis persequitur hostium mille viros, quia Dominus Deus vester pro vobis ipse pugnat, sicut pollicitus est;
11 hoc tantum diligentissime praecavete, ut diligatis Dominum Deum vestrum.
12 Quod si volueritis gentium harum, quae inter vos residuae sunt, erroribus adhaerere et cum eis miscere conubia atque amicitias copulare,
13 iam nunc scitote quod Dominus Deus vester non eas deleat ante faciem vestram; sed sint vobis in rete, foveam ac laqueum et flagellum ex latere vestro, et spinae in oculis vestris, donec vos disperdat de terra hac optima, quam tradidit vobis.
14 En ego hodie ingredior viam universae terrae; et toto animo cognoscetis quod de omnibus verbis bonis, quae Dominus Deus vester locutus est vobis, non praeterierit ne unum quidem incassum.
15 Sicut ergo implevit opere, quod promisit, et prospera cuncta venerunt, sic adducet super vos quidquid malorum comminatus est, donec vos disperdat de terra hac optima, quam tradidit vobis.
16 Si praeterieritis pactum Domini Dei vestri, quod mandavit vobis, et servieritis diis alienis et adoraveritis eos, consurget in vos furor Domini, et cito peribitis ab hac terra optima, quam tradidit vobis"
King James Version
1 And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old and stricken in age.
2 And Joshua called for all Israel, and for their elders, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers, and said unto them, I am old and stricken in age:
3 And ye have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto all these nations because of you; for the LORD your God is he that hath fought for you.
4 Behold, I have divided unto you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, even unto the great sea westward.
5 And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the LORD your God hath promised unto you.
6 Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;
7 That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:
8 But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.
9 For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.
10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.
11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.
12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:
13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.
14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.
15 Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.
16 When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.