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Josua 1

Herrens løfte til Josva

1Efter at Moses var død, sagde Herren til hans medhjælper Josva, Nuns søn:

„Min tjener Moses er død. Nu er det dig, som skal føre israelitterne over Jordanfloden og ind i det land, jeg vil give dem. Hvad jeg sagde til Moses, siger jeg til dig: De områder, I erobrer i landet, skal tilhøre jer, fra Negevs ørken i syd til Libanons bjerge mod nord, ja, helt op til den store flod, Eufratfloden, og ud til Middelhavet mod vest, hele det land, hittitterne nu bor i. Ingen vil kunne holde stand imod dig, så længe du lever, for jeg vil være med dig, som jeg var med Moses. Jeg vil ikke svigte dig eller forlade dig.

Stå fast og vær modig, for du skal lede mit folk i erobringen af hele det land, jeg har lovet jeres forfædre. Ret dig omhyggeligt efter de forordninger, Moses gav dig. Hold fast ved dem, så vil tingene lykkes for dig. Mind hele tiden folket om disse love—og selv skal du tænke på dem døgnet rundt, så du handler efter dem, for så vil det gå dig godt, og du vil lykkes. Jeg siger det igen: Stå fast og vær modig! Vær ikke bange eller frygtsom! Husk, at jeg er Herren, din Gud, og jeg vil hjælpe dig med alt, hvad du skal gøre.”

Josva befaler folket at gøre sig klar

10 Så sagde Josva til folkets ledere: 11 „Gå rundt i lejren og sig til folket: Gør jer klar, for om tre dage går vi over Jordanfloden for at tage det land i besiddelse, som Gud har lovet os.”

12 Til lederne for Rubens, Gads og Manasses halve stamme sagde han: 13 „Husk, hvad Guds tjener Moses sagde til jer: Herren, jeres Gud, har givet jer landet øst for Jordanfloden. 14 Jeres koner, børn og kvæg har lov at blive her på østsiden, men alle våbenføre mænd skal gå over Jordanfloden i spidsen for de andre stammer og hjælpe dem med at indtage deres områder på den anden side. 15 I skal kæmpe sammen med dem, indtil de har erobret det land, Herren har givet dem. Derefter må I vende tilbage og bosætte jer øst for Jordanfloden, hvor Moses tildelte jer land.”

16 „Alt, hvad du siger, vil vi gøre,” svarede de. „Og hvor som helst, du sender os, vil vi gå. 17 Vi vil adlyde dig, som vi adlød Moses. Må Herren din Gud være med dig, som han var med Moses. 18 Enhver, der ikke vil adlyde dig, skal dø. Stå fast og vær modig.”

The Message

Joshua 1

11-9 After the death of Moses the servant of God, God spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant:

“Moses my servant is dead. Get going. Cross this Jordan River, you and all the people. Cross to the country I’m giving to the People of Israel. I’m giving you every square inch of the land you set your foot on—just as I promised Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon east to the Great River, the Euphrates River—all the Hittite country—and then west to the Great Sea. It’s all yours. All your life, no one will be able to hold out against you. In the same way I was with Moses, I’ll be with you. I won’t give up on you; I won’t leave you. Strength! Courage! You are going to lead this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.”

The Taking of the Land

10-11 Then Joshua gave orders to the people’s leaders: “Go through the camp and give this order to the people: ‘Pack your bags. In three days you will cross this Jordan River to enter and take the land God, your God, is giving you to possess.’”

12-15 Then Joshua addressed the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. He said, “Remember what Moses the servant of God commanded you: God, your God, gives you rest and he gives you this land. Your wives, your children, and your livestock can stay here east of the Jordan, the country Moses gave you; but you, tough soldiers all, must cross the River in battle formation, leading your brothers, helping them until God, your God, gives your brothers a place of rest just as he has done for you. They also will take possession of the land that God, your God, is giving them. Then you will be free to return to your possession, given to you by Moses the servant of God, across the Jordan to the east.”

16-18 They answered Joshua: “Everything you commanded us, we’ll do. Wherever you send us, we’ll go. We obeyed Moses to the letter; we’ll also obey you—we just pray that God, your God, will be with you as he was with Moses. Anyone who questions what you say and refuses to obey whatever you command him will be put to death. Strength! Courage!”