Moses died and God put Joshua in his place. He said that just as Moses had been so shall he be and just as God had been with Moses so shall he be with Joshua. God told Joshua that he was to gather up the people and take them into the land that was to be theirs. Every place that their sandals touched was to be their inheritance, just as the Lord had promised to their ancestors. God also reminded Joshua that he was to take the law and keep the law, just as Moses had been commanded to do, and in so doing, would be rewarded by the Lord making the people prosperous. Joshua told the people of the tribes all of this and they agreed that they would follow Joshua just as they followed Moses. Anyone that would not follow Joshua’s commands, they would put to death.