The Lord spoke to Joshua, Moses' assistant, saying:  
"Moses is dead.  Arise,
    go over Jordan,
    you and all this 
No man shall be able to stand before you; 
    as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.
    I will not leave
you nor forsake you.  

Be strong and of good courage,
    for to this people you shall divide 
    the land which I give them.  

Be very courageous,
    that you may observe all the law
    which Moses commanded you. 
Do not turn 
from it to the right hand
    or to the left,
    that you may prosper 
wherever you go. 

This Book of the Law
    shall not depart from your mouth. 

Meditate in it day and night,
    that you may observe to do
that is written in it."  

                                                          --- Joshua 1:1-2, 5-8