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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.”

New International Reader's Version

Joshua 1

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, “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. I will give all of you every place you walk on, just as I promised Moses. Your 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. Joshua, 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. Be 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.

“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. Never 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. Here 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.”

10 So 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.’ ”

12 Joshua 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.’ 14 Your 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 15 until 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.”

16 Then 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. 17 We 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. 18 Suppose 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!”