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Yosua 1:1-18

Onyankopɔn De Dwumadie Hyɛ Yosua Nsa

1Mose a ɔyɛ Awurade ɔsomfoɔ wuo akyi no, Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Nun babarima Yosua, Mose ɔboafoɔ no sɛ, 2“Afei a me ɔsomfoɔ Mose awuo no, ɛsɛ sɛ wodi me nkurɔfoɔ no anim kɔtwa Asubɔnten Yordan kɔ asase a mede rema wɔn no so.1.2 Na Israelfoɔ no wɔ Sitim (2.1) Moab tata so (5 Mose 34.3) a ɛbɛn Yordan. 3Mehyɛ wo bɔ a mehyɛɛ Mose no sɛ, baabiara a wode wo nan bɛsi no bɛyɛ asase a mede ama woɔ. 4Ɛfiri Negeb ɛserɛ a ɛwɔ anafoɔ fam kɔsi Lebanon mmepɔ a ɛwɔ atifi fam, ɛfiri Asubɔnten Eufrate a ɛwɔ apueeɛ fam kɔsi Ɛpo Kɛseɛ a ɛwɔ atɔeɛ fam, ne Hetifoɔ asase nyinaa. 5Obiara rentumi nsɔre ntia wo wɔ wo nkwa nna nyinaa. Sɛdeɛ na meka Mose ho no, saa ara na mɛka wo ho. Merennya wo na merempa wʼakyi da. 6Wo ho nyɛ den na yɛ nnam, ɛfiri sɛ, wobɛdi me nkurɔfoɔ yi anim akɔfa asase a mekaa ntam sɛ mede bɛma wɔn agyanom no nyinaa.

7“Wo ho nyɛ den na yɛ nnam. Di mmara a Mose de maa wo no nyinaa so. Mfiri ho, na wobɛdi nkonim wɔ biribiara a woyɛ mu. 8Sua saa Mmara Nwoma yi ɛberɛ biara. Dwene ho awia ne anadwo sɛdeɛ ɛbɛma woayɛ biribiara a wɔatwerɛ wɔ mu no. Saa na ɛbɛma asi wo yie. 9Mehyɛ wo sɛ, yɛ den na yɛ nnam! Nsuro na mma wʼaba mu mmu, na Awurade wo Onyankopɔn ka wo ho baabiara a wobɛkɔ.”

Yosua Kyerɛ Deɛ Israelfoɔ Nyɛ

10Afei, Yosua hyɛɛ Israel ntuanofoɔ no sɛ, 11“Momfa atenaeɛ no mu na monka nkyerɛ nnipa no ma wɔnsiesie wɔn nnuane. Nnansa akyi no, mobɛtwa Asubɔnten Yordan na moakɔfa asase a Awurade, mo Onyankopɔn, de ama mo no.”

12Afei Yosua frɛɛ Ruben ne Gad mmusuakuo ne Manase abusua no fa nyinaa. Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, 13“Monkae ahyɛdeɛ a Awurade ɔsomfoɔ Mose maa mo no: ‘Awurade, mo Onyankopɔn, rema mo ahomeɛ na ɔde asase yi ama mo.’ 14Mo yerenom, mo mma ne mo anantwie bɛtena Yordan apueeɛ fam ha. Nanso, mo akofoɔ a wɔasiesie wɔn ho ama ɔkɔ no bɛdi mmusuakuo a aka no anim atware Yordan, na wɔaboa ma wɔafa asase no. Mo ne wɔn ntena hɔ 15nkɔsi sɛ Awurade bɛma wɔn ahomeɛ sɛdeɛ wayɛ ama mo no. Na wɔn nso bɛdi asase a Awurade, mo Onyankopɔn de rema wɔn no so. Ɛno ansa na mode Yordan apueeɛ fam ha asase a Mose a ɔyɛ Awurade ɔsomfoɔ de maa mo no, bɛyɛ mo atenaeɛ.”

16Wɔbuaa Yosua sɛ, “Deɛ woahyɛ yɛn sɛ yɛnyɛ nyinaa yɛbɛyɛ, na baabiara a wobɛsoma yɛn nso, yɛbɛkɔ. 17Yɛbɛyɛ ɔsetie ama wo sɛdeɛ yɛyɛ maa Mose no. Awurade wo Onyankopɔn, nni wʼakyi sɛdeɛ ɔdii Mose akyi no. 18Obiara a ɔbɛte wʼasɛm so atua na wanni wʼahyɛdeɛ mu biara so no, wɔnkum no. Enti, hyɛ wo ho den na ma wo bo nyɛ duru!”

New International Reader's Version

Joshua 1:1-18

Joshua Becomes Israel’s Leader

1Moses, the servant of the Lord, died. After that, the Lord spoke to Joshua, the son of Nun. Joshua was Moses’ helper. The Lord said to Joshua, 2“My servant Moses is dead. Now then, I want you and all these people to get ready to go across the Jordan River. I want all of you to go into the land I am about to give to the Israelites. 3I will give all of you every place you walk on, just as I promised Moses. 4Your territory will reach from the Negev Desert all the way to Lebanon. The great Euphrates River will be to the east. The Mediterranean Sea will be to the west. Your territory will include all the Hittite country. 5Joshua, no one will be able to oppose you as long as you live. I will be with you, just as I was with Moses. I will never leave you. I will never desert you. 6Be strong and brave. You will lead these people. They will take the land as their very own. It is the land I promised to give their people of long ago.

7“Be strong and very brave. Make sure you obey the whole law my servant Moses gave you. Do not turn away from it to the right or the left. Then you will have success everywhere you go. 8Never stop reading this Book of the Law. Day and night you must think about what it says. Make sure you do everything written in it. Then things will go well with you. And you will have great success. 9Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid. Do not lose hope. I am the Lord your God. I will be with you everywhere you go.”

10So Joshua gave orders to the officers of the people. He said, 11“Go through the camp. Tell the people, ‘Get your supplies ready. Three days from now you will go across the Jordan River right here. You will go in and take over the land. The Lord your God is giving it to you as your very own.’ ”

12Joshua also spoke to the tribes of Reuben and Gad and half of the tribe of Manasseh. He said to them, 13“Remember what Moses, the servant of the Lord, commanded you. He said, ‘The Lord your God is giving you this land. It’s a place where you can make your homes and live in peace and rest.’ 14Your wives, children and livestock can stay here east of the Jordan River. Moses gave you this land. But all your fighting men must get ready for battle. They must go across ahead of the other tribes. You must help them 15until the Lord gives them rest. In the same way, he has already given you rest. You must help them until they also have taken over their land. It’s the land the Lord your God is giving them. After that, you can come back here. Then you can live in your own land. It’s the land that Moses, the servant of the Lord, gave you east of the Jordan River. It’s toward the sunrise.”

16Then the tribes of Reuben and Gad and half of the tribe of Manasseh answered Joshua. They said, “We’ll do what you have commanded us to do. We’ll go where you send us. 17We obeyed Moses completely. And we’ll obey you just as completely. But may the Lord your God be with you, just as he was with Moses. 18Suppose people question your authority. And suppose they refuse to obey anything you command them to do. Then they will be put to death. Just be strong and brave!”