Amplified Bible

Joshua 1

God’s Commission to Joshua

1Now it happened after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant (attendant), saying, “Moses My servant is dead; now therefore [a]arise [to take his place], cross over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land which I am giving to them, to the [b]sons of Israel. I have given you every place on which the sole of your foot treads, just as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness [of Arabia in the south] and this Lebanon [in the north], even as far as the great river, the river Euphrates [in the east], all the land of the [c]Hittites (Canaan), and as far as the Great [Mediterranean] Sea toward the west shall be your territory. No man will [be able to] stand before you [to oppose you] as long as you live. Just as I was [present] with Moses, so will I be with you; I will not fail you or abandon you. Be strong and confident and courageous, for you will give this people as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers (ancestors) to give them. Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do [everything] in accordance with the entire law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may prosper and be successful wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be [d]successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua Assumes Command

10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, 11 “Go throughout the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to cross this [river] Jordan, to go in to take possession of the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess [as an inheritance].’”

12 To the Reubenites and to the Gadites and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said, 13 “Remember the word which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, ‘The Lord your God is giving you rest (peace) and will give you this land [east of the Jordan].’ 14 Your wives, your [e]children, and your cattle shall [be allowed to] stay in the land which Moses gave you on this [eastern] side of the Jordan, but you shall go across [the river] before your brothers (the other tribes) armed for battle, all your brave warriors, and you shall help them [conquer and take possession of their land], 15 until the Lord gives your brothers rest, as He has given you, and they also take possession of the land which the Lord your God is giving them. Then you shall [be allowed to] return to your own land, and take possession of that which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise.”

16 [f]They answered Joshua, saying, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. 17 Just as we obeyed Moses in all things, so will we obey you; only may the Lord your God be with you as He was with Moses. 18 Any man who rebels against your [g]command and does not obey everything that you command him, shall be put to death; only be strong and courageous.”

Notas al pie

  1. Joshua 1:2 The Hebrew verb “arise” is an instruction to get ready to fulfill a command, somewhat similar to the military command “attention.”
  2. Joshua 1:2 In general, sons (children) of Israel or Israel or Israelites refers to all the people (males and females) of the various tribes descended from the twelve sons (Gen 35:23-26) of Jacob (later renamed Israel by God). In verses concerning things such as warfare or circumcision sons of Israel or Israel or Israelites usually refers only to the males. A tribe of ancient people was identified by the name of its founding ancestor. Therefore, this same general rule applies when referring to individual tribal groups, e.g. sons of Reuben, Reuben, Reubenites and so throughout.
  3. Joshua 1:4 These Hittites are believed to be the descendants of Heth, a son of Canaan who was the youngest son of Ham. Canaan was cursed to a life of servitude by his grandfather Noah because of Ham’s act of disrespect for Noah. Gen 9:22-27.
  4. Joshua 1:8 God’s formula leading to Joshua’s success is clearly outlined in vv 5-9.
  5. Joshua 1:14 Lit little ones and so throughout.
  6. Joshua 1:16 I.e. the Reubenites, Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh.
  7. Joshua 1:18 Lit mouth.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

約書亞記 1

主對約書亞的吩咐

1耶和華的僕人摩西死了以後,耶和華對摩西的助手——嫩的兒子約書亞說: 「我的僕人摩西已經死了,現在你和全體以色列人要準備渡過約旦河,到我要賜給你們的地方去。 我已把你們腳掌將踏之地都賜給了你們,正如我對摩西的應許。 從南部的曠野直到北部的黎巴嫩,從東部的幼發拉底大河直到西部的地中海,包括赫人居住的全境,都將是你們的領土。 在你有生之年,沒有人能夠抵擋你。過去我怎樣與摩西同在,也必照樣與你同在,我必不離開你,也不丟棄你。 你要剛強勇敢,因為你要帶領這些人佔領我起誓賜給他們祖先的土地。 你只要剛強勇敢,謹遵我僕人摩西所吩咐你的一切律法,毫不偏離,就可以無往不利。 你要常常誦讀這律法書,晝夜不斷地思想,以便謹遵律法書上的一切指示。這樣,你必亨通、順利。 我再次吩咐你,要剛強勇敢!不要害怕,也不要灰心,因為你無論走到哪裡,你的上帝耶和華必與你同在。」

10 於是,約書亞吩咐民眾的首領說: 11 「你們要走遍全營,吩咐大家預備好食物。因為三天之內,你們就要過約旦河,去佔領你們的上帝耶和華賜給你們的土地。」

12 約書亞又對呂便支派、迦得支派和瑪拿西半個支派的人說: 13 「你們要牢記耶和華的僕人摩西吩咐你們的話,他說你們的上帝耶和華要把約旦河東面的土地賜給你們,讓你們安居。 14 你們的妻子兒女和牲畜可以留在約旦河東岸摩西分給你們的土地上,但你們當中所有的勇士要帶著兵器先過約旦河,幫助你們的弟兄。 15 要等到你們的上帝耶和華使你們的弟兄像你們一樣得到祂所賜的土地,安居以後,你們才可以回到約旦河東,在耶和華的僕人摩西分給你們的土地上定居。」 16 他們回答約書亞說:「凡你命令我們的,我們一定遵行。無論你派我們去哪裡,我們一定去。 17 我們在一切的事上怎樣服從摩西,也必照樣服從你,願你的上帝耶和華與你同在,像與摩西同在一樣。 18 任何人違抗你的命令,不照你的吩咐去做,都要被處死。你要剛強勇敢!」