If you want to continue using the old site, you still can here.

Deuteronomy 31 - NIV

Joshua to Succeed Moses

1 Then Moses went out and spoke these words to all Israel:

2 “I am now a hundred and twenty years old and I am no longer able to lead you. The Lord has said to me, ‘You shall not cross the Jordan.’

3 The Lord your God himself will cross over ahead of you. He will destroy these nations before you, and you will take possession of their land. Joshua also will cross over ahead of you, as the Lord said.

4 And the Lord will do to them what he did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, whom he destroyed along with their land.

5 The Lord will deliver them to you, and you must do to them all that I have commanded you.

6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

7 Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance.

8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Public Reading of the Law

9 So Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the Levitical priests, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to all the elders of Israel.

10 Then Moses commanded them: “At the end of every seven years, in the year for canceling debts, during the Festival of Tabernacles,

11 when all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God at the place he will choose, you shall read this law before them in their hearing.

12 Assemble the people—men, women and children, and the foreigners residing in your towns—so they can listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and follow carefully all the words of this law.

13 Their children, who do not know this law, must hear it and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”

Israel’s Rebellion Predicted

14 The Lord said to Moses, “Now the day of your death is near. Call Joshua and present yourselves at the tent of meeting, where I will commission him.” So Moses and Joshua came and presented themselves at the tent of meeting.

15 Then the Lord appeared at the tent in a pillar of cloud, and the cloud stood over the entrance to the tent.

16 And the Lord said to Moses: “You are going to rest with your ancestors, and these people will soon prostitute themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will forsake me and break the covenant I made with them.

17 And in that day I will become angry with them and forsake them; I will hide my face from them, and they will be destroyed. Many disasters and calamities will come on them, and in that day they will ask, ‘Have not these disasters come on us because our God is not with us?’

18 And I will certainly hide my face in that day because of all their wickedness in turning to other gods.

19 “Now write down this song and teach it to the Israelites and have them sing it, so that it may be a witness for me against them.

20 When I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, the land I promised on oath to their ancestors, and when they eat their fill and thrive, they will turn to other gods and worship them, rejecting me and breaking my covenant.

21 And when many disasters and calamities come on them, this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I know what they are disposed to do, even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath.”

22 So Moses wrote down this song that day and taught it to the Israelites.

23 The Lord gave this command to Joshua son of Nun: “Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I promised them on oath, and I myself will be with you.”

24 After Moses finished writing in a book the words of this law from beginning to end,

25 he gave this command to the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord:

26 “Take this Book of the Law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God. There it will remain as a witness against you.

27 For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. If you have been rebellious against the Lord while I am still alive and with you, how much more will you rebel after I die!

28 Assemble before me all the elders of your tribes and all your officials, so that I can speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to testify against them.

29 For I know that after my death you are sure to become utterly corrupt and to turn from the way I have commanded you. In days to come, disaster will fall on you because you will do evil in the sight of the Lord and arouse his anger by what your hands have made.”

The Song of Moses

30 And Moses recited the words of this song from beginning to end in the hearing of the whole assembly of Israel:

Sermons on Deuteronomy 31 More sermons: Deuteronomy 31

Charlie Roberts avatar
He's Preparing the Way!
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Jan, 2017
Summary: If you are willing to seek God to be the source for the direction in your life, He won't let you down. He will keep His promises to you and He takes each one of His promises very seriously!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:8
Views: 152
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
I Will Never, Never, Never, Never, Never.
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: The theologian Adam Clarke notes that in the Greek there are no less than 5 five negatives in this short discourse. I will Never ... Never ... Never ... Never ... Never... leave you or forsake you.
Palitha Jayasooriya  avatar
A God who Never Deserts us
Shared by: Palitha Jayasooriya on Sep, 2015
Summary: This sermon is meant to reiterate that our God will never leave or forsake us.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:1-8
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 9,489
Randy Trotter avatar
Is It Well With Your Soul?
Shared by: Randy Trotter on Jul, 2015
Summary: A word of encouragement after I faced a life threatening experience
Steve Ely avatar
Tactics - Pt. 1 - Before
Shared by: Steve Ely on Jan, 2015
Summary: We are instructed to be aware of how our enemy works against us. However, it is also essential to know how God works. We need to learn His tactics so that we won't miss His hand moving in our life.
Series: Tactics
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,246
Christian Cheong avatar
A Song for the Future
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Dec, 2014
Summary: Our future is unveiled to God. God prepares for our future.
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 502
Tim Smith avatar
Keys for the Journey Ahead
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2014
Summary: In our Scripture today, Moses shares the news with the Hebrew people that He will not be leading the Hebrews into the promised land. With his words, he seeks to prepare the people for the next leg of the journey
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:1-8
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 2,257
Jimmy Haile avatar
Be Not Dismayed
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on May, 2013
Summary: A child when they get a certain age, they want to do things themselves. You will hear them say, “I can do it!” or “I want to do it myself!” When some people get older and someone offers them help, you can hear them say, “I can do it myself!” I be
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:7-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,516
Jonathan Powell avatar
Be Strong
Shared by: Jonathan Powell on Mar, 2013
Summary: Graduation Day Sermon 2012
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,455
Ajai Prakash avatar
A Song to Remember
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Mar, 2013
Summary: Remembering God’s goodness puts a song in your heart. What is the purpose of Christian song writing today? Where have we failed in it and how can we retract from it and set our hearts on songs that worship and please God alone. Consider what God might wan
based on 1 rating
Views: 1,638
William R. Nabaza avatar
Reminder to New Leaders
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on May, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you a new leader? Have you been promoted recently? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: New leaders III. OBJECTIVES: To remind the new leaders that GOD is with them. IV. TEXT: Deuteronomy 31:6,8 6. So be strong and courageous! Do
Bruce Rzengota avatar
So Live in Light of the Call
Shared by: Bruce Rzengota on Feb, 2012
based on 1 rating
Views: 1,297
Ralph  juthman avatar
Courageous Living
Shared by: Ralph juthman on Feb, 2012
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,787
Michael McBrien avatar
Strong and Courageous
Shared by: Michael McBrien on Jan, 2012
Summary: We are to be Strong and Courageous
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:5-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,746
Richard Mc Quinn avatar
Shared by: Richard Mc Quinn on Jan, 2012
Summary: Just as Moses instructed the people to read THE WORD, then we in 2012 must read and apply THE WORD even more in these last days!
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jul, 2011
Summary: Lets remember who is in charge of our lives.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:6-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,416
Rich  Anderson avatar
Be Of Good Courage
Shared by: Rich Anderson on Jan, 2011
Summary: Where do we get our strength? How can God work in our lives? Through Jesus Christ
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:6-8
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 4,798
Ajai Prakash avatar
Fear Not! Why Not?
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Dec, 2010
Summary: Many of us may be fearful or even afraid of the future and what it holds for us ... God’s Word continually reiterates “FEAR NOT” which is a commandment and also gives us the reasons to fear not …
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:1-8
Views: 2,415
Anthony Zibolski avatar
A call to be courageous
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Oct, 2010
Summary: God is definitely looking for people to get outside the comfort zone and break new barriers and take new ground. Could you be that person? Is your church that church?
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:1-8
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,678
Joseph Smith avatar
The Melody Lingers On
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jun, 2010
Summary: What we learn and share through the arts will build our reserves and will communicate memorably.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,295
Johnny Wilson avatar
Moses' Rap
Shared by: Johnny Wilson on Feb, 2009
Summary: Moses used poetry and music to challenge Israel to remain faithful to God’s covenant.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,403
Mike Parry avatar
A Royal Courage
Shared by: Mike Parry on May, 2008
Summary: This is the third and final sermon from Prince Caspian...the message focuses on the arenas we must fight our battles with courage: our personal world, the public square, and with our partners in ministry.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,130
Jeff Budzinski avatar
Test & Trials, Why God Allows Them Part 2
Shared by: Jeff Budzinski on Aug, 2007
Summary: As we discussed last week, God will allow us to go through test and trials in order to perfect Christ’s character in us. When we are tempted, God has already determined we are able to resist the temptation. Many times we go through afflictions because we
based on 14 ratings
Views: 4,880
James Lowe avatar
God's Limitations
Shared by: James Lowe on May, 2007
Summary: There are some things that God limits Himself to.
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:6
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,099
Aubery Moore avatar
On the Edge of Prosperity
Shared by: Aubery Moore on Jan, 2006
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to exhort the church to not be stagnant and satisifed with its accomplishments but to experience all that God has for it.
based on 14 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,501
Doug Warren avatar
Spiritual Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
Shared by: Doug Warren on Sep, 2005
Summary: From the events surrounding Hurricane Katrina we can learn some important spiritual lessons.
based on 45 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,403
Brent Baker avatar
What Has God Called Us To Do in the Middle of a Tragedy
Shared by: Brent Baker on Sep, 2005
Summary: A broadcast of a news clip said that through Katrina our Nation has been called to do something, but I think God has called Christians to do something!
based on 54 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:29
Views: 4,454
Dean Rhine avatar
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Jan, 2005
Summary: The need of confession
based on 7 ratings
Views: 356
Christopher Nerreau avatar
Be Strong And Not Afraid
Shared by: Christopher Nerreau on Jul, 2004
Summary: How to deal with paralyzing fear...
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:6
Denomination: Orthodox
Views: 5,419
Donnie  Martin avatar
Shared by: Donnie Martin on Sep, 2003
Summary: Many people live any way they want, and yet when a trial or tragedy comes their way, they wonder, "Where is God?" The fact is, sin still separates us from God, and deprives us of His presence and power.
based on 65 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,287