King James Version

Joshua 1:1-18

1Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, 2Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. 3Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. 4From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. 5There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.1.6 unto this…: or, thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land, etc 7Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.1.7 prosper: or, do wisely 8This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.1.8 have…: or, do wisely 9Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

10¶ Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, 11Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it.

12¶ And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying, 13Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land. 14Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them;1.14 armed: Heb. marshalled by five 15Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD’s servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sunrising.

16¶ And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go. 17According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the LORD thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses. 18Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

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!”