1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
1 Moses encourageth the people. 7 He encourageth Joshua. 9 He delivereth the Law unto the priests to read it in the seventh year to the people. 14 God giveth a charge to Joshua, 19 and a song to testify against the people. 24 Moses delivereth the book of the Law to the Levites to keep. 28 He maketh a protestation to the elders.
31:1 ¶ And Moses goeth and speaketh these words unto all Israel,
31:7 ¶ And Moses calleth for Joshua, and saith unto him before the eyes of all Israel, 'Be strong and courageous, for thouthou dost go in with this people unto the land which Jehovah hath sworn to their fathers to give to them, and thouthou dost cause them to inherit it;
31:10 and Moses commandeth them, saying, 'At the end of seven years, in the appointed time, the year of release, in the feast of booths,
31:12 'Assemble the people, the men, and the women, and the infants, and thy sojourner who [is] within thy gates, so that they hear, and so that they learn, and have feared Jehovah your God, and observed to do all the words of this law;
31:14 ¶ And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Lo, thy days have drawn near to die; call Joshua, and station yourselves in the tent of meeting, and I charge him;' and Moses goethJoshua alsoand they station themselves in the tent of meeting,
31:16 ¶ And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Lo, thou art lying down with thy fathers, and this people hath risen, and gone a-whoring after the gods of the stranger of the land into the midst of which it hath entered, and forsaken Me, and broken My covenant which I made with it;
31:17 and Mine anger hath burned against it in that day, and I have forsaken them, and hidden My face from them, and it hath been for consumption, and many evils and distresses have found it, and it hath said in that day, Is it not because that my God is not in my midstthese evils have found me?
31:18 and I certainly hide My face in that day for all the evil which it hath done, for it hath turned unto other gods.
31:19 'And now, write for you this song, and teach it the sons of Israel; put it in their mouths, so that this song is to Me for a witness against the sons of Israel,
31:20 and I bring them in unto the ground which I have sworn to their fathersflowing with milk and honey, and they have eaten, and been satisfied, and been fat, and have turned unto other gods, and they have served them, and despised Me, and broken My covenant.
31:21 'And it hath been, when many evils and distresses do meet it, that this song hath testified to its face for a witness; for it is not forgotten out of the mouth of its seed, for I have known its imagining which it is doing to-day, before I bring them in unto the land of which I have sworn.'
31:22 ¶ And Moses writeth this song on that day, and doth teach it the sons of Israel,
31:23 and He commandeth Joshua son of Nun, and saith, 'Be strong and courageous, for thou dost bring in the sons of Israel unto the land which I have sworn to them, and II am with thee.'
31:24 ¶ And it cometh to pass, when Moses finisheth to write the words of this law on a book till their completion,
31:28 ¶ 'Assemble unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your authorities, and I speak in their ears these words, and cause to testify against them the heavens and the earth,
31:29 for I have known that after my death ye do very corruptly, and have turned aside out of the way which I commanded you, and evil hath met you in the latter end of the days, because ye do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, to make Him angry with the work of your hands.'
31:30 And Moses speaketh in the ears of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song, till their completion:
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