Japanese Living Bible

ヨシュア記 1

新しい指導者ヨシュア

1主に忠実に従ったモーセが死ぬと、彼に仕えていたヌンの子ヨシュアに、神は告げて言いました。 「わたしのしもべモーセは死んだ。あなたこそ次のイスラエルを担う新しい指導者だ。さあ、人々を率いてヨルダン川を渡り、約束の地へ行きなさい。 モーセに約束したとおりのことをあなたにも約束しよう。『あなたがたの行く所はどこも、イスラエルの領地となる。 南はネゲブの砂漠から北はレバノン山脈まで、西は地中海から東はユーフラテス川まで、ヘテ人の全領地も含まれる。』 一生の間、あなたに手向かう者などいない。わたしがモーセと共に歩んだように、あなたとも共に歩むからだ。決して見放したり、見捨てたりはしない。 ヨシュアよ、雄々しく立ち、勇気を出しなさい。りっぱな指導者になるのだ。わたしが先祖に与えると約束した地を全部、占領しなさい。 強く雄々しくあって、勇気を出しなさい。モーセが与えた律法をしっかり守りなさい。そうすれば、あなたは成功する。 人々に、律法をいつも思い出させなさい。まずあなたが、昼も夜も律法を忘れず、それを完全に守るよう心がけなさい。模範を示し、どんなことも律法どおりきちんと行わなければならない。成功するもしないも、すべてその一点にかかっている。 さあ、勇気を出しなさい。恐れたり迷ったりしてはならない。どこへ行っても、あなたの神であるわたしがついている。」

10-11 ヨシュアは指導者たちを集め、人々にヨルダン川を渡る準備をさせるよう命じました。そして、はっきりと宣言したのです。「三日以内にわれわれはヨルダン川を渡る。神様が与えてくださる地を占領するのだ。」

12-13 それから、ルベン族とガド族、およびマナセの半部族の族長たちを召集し、彼らがモーセと取りかわした協定を思い出させました。その協定とは、こうでした。「主は、ヨルダン川の東側のこの地を、彼らの安住の地としてお与えになった。 14 だから、妻子と家畜はここに落ち着いてよい。ただし、武装した彼らの部隊が、他の部族よりも先にヨルダン川を渡り、川の西側の約束された領地を占領するために手を貸すこと。 15 他の部族がその地を完全に征服するまで、共に行動すること。その任務を果たして初めて、ヨルダン川の東側の地に落ち着くこと。」

16 彼らはそれを受け入れ、ヨシュアを総指揮官として、その命令に従うことを堅く誓いました。 17-18 「私たちは、モーセに従ったと同様、あなたに従います。主がモーセとともにおられたように、あなたにも伴われますように。ご命令に逆らう者はだれであろうと死に値します。どうぞ遠慮なく、断固とした姿勢で臨んでください。」

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.