Moses encourageth the people, and Josue, who is appointed to succeed him. He delivereth the law to the priests. God foretelleth that the people will often forsake him, and that he will punish them. He commandeth Moses to write a canticle, as a constant remembrancer of the law.
 And Moses went, and spoke all these words to all Israel,
Abiit itaque Moyses, et locutus est omnia verba haec ad universum Israel,
 And he said to them: I am this day a hundred and twenty years old, I can no longer go out and come in, especially as the Lord also hath said to me: O Thou shalt not pass over this Jordan.
et dixit ad eos : Centum viginti annorum sum hodie; non possum ultra egredi et ingredi, praesertim cum et Dominus dixerit mihi : Non transibis Jordanem istum.
 The Lord thy God then will pass over before thee: he will destroy all these nations in thy sight, and thou shalt possess them: and this Josue shall go over before thee, as the Lord hath spoken.
Dominus ergo Deus tuus transibit ante te : ipse delebit omnes gentes has in conspectu tuo, et possidebis eas : et Josue iste transibit ante te, sicut locutus est Dominus.
 And the Lord shall do to them as he did to Sehon and Og the kings of the Amorrhites, and to their land, and shall destroy them.
Facietque Dominus eis sicut fecit Sehon et Og regibus Amorrhaeorum, et terrae eorum, delebitque eos.
 Therefore when the Lord shall have delivered these also to you, you shall do in like manner to them as I have commanded you,
Cum ergo et hos tradiderit vobis, similiter facietis eis, sicut praecepi vobis.
 Do manfully and be of good heart: fear not, nor be ye dismayed at their sight: for the Lord thy God he himself is thy leader, and will not leave thee nor forsake thee.
Viriliter agite, et confortamini : nolite timere, nec paveatis ad conspectum eorum : quia Dominus Deus tuus ipse est ductor tuus, et non dimittet, nec derelinquet te.
 And Moses called Josue, and said to him before all Israel: Take courage, and be valiant: for thou shalt bring this people into the land which the Lord swore he would give to their fathers, and thou shalt divide it by lot.
Vocavitque Moyses Josue, et dixit ei coram omni Israel : Confortare, et esto robustus : tu enim introduces populum istum in terram, quam daturum se patribus eorum juravit Dominus, et tu eam sorte divides.
 And the Lord who is your leader, he himself will be with thee: he will not leave thee, nor forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
Et Dominus qui ductor est vester, ipse erit tecum : non dimittet, nec derelinquet te : noli timere, nec paveas.
 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests the sons of Levi, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to all the ancients of Israel.
Scripsit itaque Moyses legem hanc, et tradidit eam sacerdotibus filiis Levi, qui portabant arcam foederis Domini, et cunctis senioribus Israel.
 And he commanded them, saying: After seven years, in the year of remission, in the feast of tabernacles,
Praecepitque eis, dicens : Post septem annos, anno remissionis, in solemnitate tabernaculorum,
 When all Israel come together, to appear in the sight of the Lord thy God in the place which the Lord shall choose, thou shalt read the words of this law before all Israel, in their hearing,
convenientibus cunctis ex Israel, ut appareant in conspectu Domini Dei tui in loco quem elegerit Dominus, leges verba legis hujus coram omni Israel, audientibus eis,
 And the people being all assembled together, both men and women, children and strangers, that are within thy gates: that hearing they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and keep, and fulfill all the words of this law:
et in unum omni populo congregato, tam viris quam mulieribus, parvulis, et advenis, qui sunt intra portas tuas : ut audientes discant, et timeant Dominum Deum vestrum, et custodiant, impleantque omnes sermones legis hujus.
 That their children also, who now are ignorant, may hear, and fear the Lord their God, all the days that they live in the land whither you are going over the Jordan to possess it.
Filii quoque eorum qui nunc ignorant, ut audire possint, et timeant Dominum Deum suum cunctis diebus quibus versantur in terra, ad quam vos, Jordane transmisso, pergitis obtinendam.
 And the Lord said to Moses: Behold the days of thy death are nigh: call Josue, and stand ye in the tabernacle of the testimony, that I may give him a charge. So Moses and Josue went and stood in the tabernacle of the testimony:
Et ait Dominus ad Moysen : Ecce prope sunt dies mortis tuae : voca Josue, et state in tabernaculo testimonii, ut praecipiam ei. Abierunt ergo Moyses et Josue, et steterunt in tabernaculo testimonii :
 And the Lord appeared there in the pillar of a cloud, which stood in the entry of the tabernacle.
apparuitque Dominus ibi in columna nubis, quae stetit in introitu tabernaculi.
 And the Lord said to Moses: Behold thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, and this people rising up will go a fornicating after strange gods in the land, to which it goeth in to dwell: there will they forsake me, and will make void the covenant, which I have made with them,
Dixitque Dominus ad Moysen : Ecce tu dormies cum patribus tuis, et populus iste consurgens fornicabitur post deos alienos in terra, ad quam ingreditur ut habitet in ea : ibi derelinquet me, et irritum faciet foedus, quod pepigi cum eo.
 And my wrath shall be kindled against them in that day: and I will forsake them, and will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured: all evils and afflictions shall find them, so that they shall say in that day: In truth it is because God is not with me, that these evils have found me.
Et irascetur furor meus contra eum in die illo : et derelinquam eum, et abscondam faciem meam ab eo, et erit in devorationem : invenient eum omnia mala et afflictiones, ita ut dicat in illo die : Vere quia non est Deus mecum, invenerunt me haec mala.
 But I will hide, and cover my face in that day, for all the evils which they have done, because they have followed strange gods.
Ego autem abscondam, et celabo faciem meam in die illo propter omnia mala, quae fecit, quia secutus est deos alienos.
 Now therefore write you this canticle, and teach the children of Israel: that they may know it by heart, and sing it by mouth, and this song may be unto me for a testimony among the children of Israel.
Nunc itaque scribite vobis canticum istud, et docete filios Israel : ut memoriter teneant, et ore decantent, et sit mihi carmen istud pro testimonio inter filios Israel.
 For I will bring them into the land, for which I swore to their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey. And when they have eaten, and are full and fat, they will turn away after strange gods, and will serve them: and will despise me, and make void my covenant.
Introducam enim eum in terram, pro qua juravi patribus ejus, lacte et melle manantem. Cumque comederint, et saturati, crassique fuerint, avertentur ad deos alienos, et servient eis : detrahentque mihi, et irritum facient pactum meum.
 And after many evils and afflictions shall have come upon them, this canticle shall answer them for a testimony, which no oblivion shall take away out of the mouth of their seed. For I know their thoughts, and what they are about to do this day, before that I bring them into the land which I have promised them.
Postquam invenerint eum mala multa et afflictiones, respondebit ei canticum istud pro testimonio, quod nulla delebit oblivio ex ore seminis sui. Scio enim cogitationes ejus, quae facturus sit hodie, antequam introducam eum in terram, quam ei pollicitus sum.
 Moses therefore wrote the canticle and taught it to the children of Israel.
Scripsit ergo Moyses canticum, et docuit filios Israel.
 And the Lord commanded Josue the son of Nun, and said: Take courage, and be valiant: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I have promised, and I will be with thee.
Praecepitque Dominus Josue filio Nun, et ait : Confortare, et esto robustus : tu enim introduces filios Israel in terram, quam pollicitus sum, et ego ero tecum.
 Therefore after Moses had wrote the words of this law in a volume, and finished it:
Postquam ergo scripsit Moyses verba legis hujus in volumine, atque complevit,
 He commanded the Levites, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord. saying:
praecepit Levitis, qui portabant arcam foederis Domini, dicens :
 Take this book, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God: that it may be there for a testimony against thee.
Tollite librum istum, et ponite eum in latere arcae foederis Domini Dei vestri : ut sit ibi contra te in testimonium.
 For I know thy obstinacy, and thy most stiff neck, While I am yet living, and going in with you, you have always been rebellious against the Lord: how much more when I shall be dead?
Ego enim scio contentionem tuam, et cervicem tuam durissimam. Adhuc vivente me et ingrediente vobiscum, semper contentiose egistis contra Dominum : quanto magis cum mortuus fuero?
 Gather unto me all the ancients of your tribes, and your doctors, and I will speak these words in their hearing, and will call heaven and earth to witness against them.
Congregate ad me omnes majores natu per tribus vestras, atque doctores, et loquar audientibus eis sermones istos, et invocabo contra eos caelum et terram.
 For I know that, after my death, you will do wickedly, and will quickly turn aside from the way that I have commanded you: and evils shall come upon you in the latter times, when you shall do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him by the works of your hands.
Novi enim quod post mortem meam inique agetis, et declinabitis cito 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.
 Moses therefore spoke, in the hearing of the whole assembly of Israel, the words of this canticle, and finished it even to the end,
Locutus est ergo Moyses, audiente universo coetu Israel, verba carminis hujus, et ad finem usque complevit.