Moses concludes his speech to the Israelites, blesses Joshua, and instructs the community to gather every seven years to read publicly from the Torah; G-d predicts the eventual straying of the Israelites. The Israelites are still gathered on the bank of the River Jordan listening to Moses. “I am 120 years old today,” Moses says. “G-d has told me that I shall not pass over into the Promised Land. Still, G-d will pass before you. G-d will destroy the nations so that you can take possession of the land. You shall deal with these nations as you have been instructed. Be steadfast and strong and do not fear these nations or be frightened of them, for G-d is going with you. G-d will not let go of you, nor will G-d forsake you.” Then Moses called Joshua and said to him before the eyes of all Israel, “Be steadfast and strong, for you are to go with this people to the land that G-d swore to their fathers to give to them. You shall have them take possession of it, to inherit it. G-d will be with you.