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Joshua 1

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,

Moses 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.

Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

From 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.

There 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.

Be 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.

Only 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 withersoever thou goest.

This 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.

Have 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,

11 Pass 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,

13 Remember 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.

14 Your 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;

15 Until 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.

17 According 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.

18 Whosoever 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.

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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.”