Then Israel said to Joseph, “Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you, and bring you back to the land of your fathers.
I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes.”
Joseph said to his brothers, “ I am about to die, but God will surely take care of you and bring you up from this land to the land which He promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob.”
Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham.
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan.
But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out with many possessions.
Now Jacob lived in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan.
These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel across the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel and Laban and Hazeroth and Dizahab.
The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Now the Lord said to Joshua, “This day I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you.
“Now behold, today I am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one word of all the good words which the Lord your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have been fulfilled for you, not one of them has failed.
Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel and for their heads and their judges and their officers; and they presented themselves before God.
“ I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong, therefore, and show yourself a man.
The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock; And exalted be the God of my salvation,
Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
“Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?
“Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word;
For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers and underwent decay;
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.
Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.
In this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives on.
The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing,
knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.