Bible: Deuteronomy 31:15-23

31:15 The Lord appeared in the tent in a pillar of cloud that 1  stood above the door of the tent. 31:16 Then the Lord said to Moses, “You are about to die, 2  and then these people will begin to prostitute themselves with the foreign gods of the land into which they 3  are going. They 4  will reject 5  me and break my covenant that I have made with them. 6  31:17 At that time 7  my anger will erupt against them 8  and I will abandon them and hide my face from them until they are devoured. Many disasters and distresses will overcome 9  them 10  so that they 11  will say at that time, ‘Have not these disasters 12  overcome us 13  because our 14  God is not among us 15 ?’ 31:18 But I will certainly 16  hide myself at that time because of all the wickedness they 17  will have done by turning to other gods. 31:19 Now write down for yourselves the following song and teach it to the Israelites. Put it into their very mouths so that this song may serve as my witness against the Israelites! 31:20 For after I have brought them 18  to the land I promised to their 19  ancestors – one flowing with milk and honey – and they 20  eat their fill 21  and become fat, then they 22  will turn to other gods and worship them; they will reject me and break my covenant. 31:21 Then when 23  many disasters and distresses overcome them 24  this song will testify against them, 25  for their 26  descendants will not forget it. 27  I know the 28  intentions they have in mind 29  today, even before I bring them 30  to the land I have promised.” 31:22 So on that day Moses wrote down this song and taught it to the Israelites, 31:23 and the Lord 31  commissioned Joshua son of Nun, “Be strong and courageous, for you will take the Israelites to the land I have promised them, and I will be with you.” 32 

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