The Message

Deuteronomy 1

11-2 These are the sermons Moses preached to all Israel when they were east of the Jordan River in the Arabah Wilderness, opposite Suph, in the vicinity of Paran, Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab. It takes eleven days to travel from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea following the Mount Seir route.

3-4 It was on the first day of the eleventh month of the fortieth year when Moses addressed the People of Israel, telling them everything God had commanded him concerning them. This came after he had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who ruled from Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan, who ruled from Ashtaroth in Edrei. It was east of the Jordan in the land of Moab that Moses set out to explain this Revelation.

Moses Preaches to Israel on the Plains of Moab

He said:

6-8 Back at Horeb, God, our God, spoke to us: “You’ve stayed long enough at this mountain. On your way now. Get moving. Head for the Amorite hills, wherever people are living in the Arabah, the mountains, the foothills, the Negev, the seashore—the Canaanite country and the Lebanon all the way to the big river, the Euphrates. Look, I’ve given you this land. Now go in and take it. It’s the land God promised to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their children after them.”

9-13 At the time I told you, “I can’t do this, can’t carry you all by myself. God, your God, has multiplied your numbers. Why, look at you—you rival the stars in the sky! And may God, the God-of-Your-Fathers, keep it up and multiply you another thousand times, bless you just as he promised. But how can I carry, all by myself, your troubles and burdens and quarrels? So select some wise, understanding, and seasoned men from your tribes, and I will commission them as your leaders.”

14 You answered me, “Good! A good solution.”

15 So I went ahead and took the top men of your tribes, wise and seasoned, and made them your leaders—leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens, officials adequate for each of your tribes.

16-17 At the same time I gave orders to your judges: “Listen carefully to complaints and accusations between your fellow Israelites. Judge fairly between each person and his fellow or foreigner. Don’t play favorites; treat the little and the big alike; listen carefully to each. Don’t be impressed by big names. This is God’s judgment you’re dealing with. Hard cases you can bring to me; I’ll deal with them.”

18 I issued orders to you at that time regarding everything you would have to deal with.

19-21 Then we set out from Horeb and headed for the Amorite hill country, going through that huge and frightening wilderness that you’ve had more than an eyeful of by now—all under the command of God, our God—and finally arrived at Kadesh Barnea. There I told you, “You’ve made it to the Amorite hill country that God, our God, is giving us. Look, God, your God, has placed this land as a gift before you. Go ahead and take it now. God, the God-of-Your-Fathers, promised it to you. Don’t be afraid. Don’t lose heart.”

22 But then you all came to me and said, “Let’s send some men on ahead to scout out the land for us and bring back a report on the best route to take and the kinds of towns we can expect to find.”

23-25 That seemed like a good idea to me, so I picked twelve men, one from each tribe. They set out, climbing through the hills. They came to the Eshcol Valley and looked it over. They took samples of the produce of the land and brought them back to us, saying, “It’s a good land that God, our God, is giving us!”

26-28 But then you weren’t willing to go up. You rebelled against God, your God’s plain word. You complained in your tents: “God hates us. He hauled us out of Egypt in order to dump us among the Amorites—a death sentence for sure! How can we go up? We’re trapped in a dead end. Our brothers took all the wind out of our sails, telling us, ‘The people are bigger and stronger than we are; their cities are huge, their defenses massive—we even saw Anakite giants there!’”

29-33 I tried to relieve your fears: “Don’t be terrified of them. God, your God, is leading the way; he’s fighting for you. You saw with your own eyes what he did for you in Egypt; you saw what he did in the wilderness, how God, your God, carried you as a father carries his child, carried you the whole way until you arrived here. But now that you’re here, you won’t trust God, your God—this same God who goes ahead of you in your travels to scout out a place to pitch camp, a fire by night and a cloud by day to show you the way to go.”

34-36 When God heard what you said, he exploded in anger. He swore, “Not a single person of this evil generation is going to get so much as a look at the good land that I promised to give to your parents. Not one—except for Caleb son of Jephunneh. He’ll see it. I’ll give him and his descendants the land he walked on because he was all for following God, heart and soul.”

37-40 But I also got it. Because of you God’s anger spilled over onto me. He said, “You aren’t getting in either. Your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will go in. Build up his courage. He’s the one who will claim the inheritance for Israel. And your babies of whom you said, ‘They’ll be grabbed for plunder,’ and all these little kids who right now don’t even know right from wrong—they’ll get in. I’ll give it to them. Yes, they’ll be the new owners. But not you. Turn around and head back into the wilderness following the route to the Red Sea.”

41 You spoke up, “We’ve sinned against God. We’ll go up and fight, following all the orders that God, our God, has commanded.” You took your weapons and dressed for battle—you thought it would be so easy going into those hills!

42 But God told me, “Tell them, ‘Don’t do it; don’t go up to fight—I’m not with you in this. Your enemies will waste you.’”

43-46 I told you but you wouldn’t listen. You rebelled at the plain word of God. You threw out your chests and strutted into the hills. And those Amorites, who had lived in those hills all their lives, swarmed all over you like a hive of bees, chasing you from Seir all the way to Hormah, a stinging defeat. You came back and wept in the presence of God, but he didn’t pay a bit of attention to you; God didn’t give you the time of day. You stayed there in Kadesh a long time, about as long as you had stayed there earlier.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Deuteronomi 1

Àṣẹ láti jáde kúrò ní Horebu

1Wọ̀nyí ni àwọn ọ̀rọ̀ tí Mose sọ fún gbogbo Israẹli ní aginjù, aginjù ìlà-oòrùn Jordani, ni Arabah: ní òdìkejì Ṣufi, ní àárín Parani àti Tofeli, Labani, Haserotu àti Disahabu. (Ọjọ́ mọ́kànlá ni ó gbà láti rin ìrìnàjò láti Horebu dé Kadeṣi-Barnea, bí a bá gba ọ̀nà òkè Seiri.)

Ní ìgbà tí ó pé ogójì ọdún, ní ọjọ́ kìn-ín-ní oṣù kọ́kànlá, Mose sọ ohun gbogbo tí Ọlọ́run pàṣẹ nípa àwọn ọmọ Israẹli fún wọn. Èyí ṣẹlẹ̀ lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí ó ti ṣẹ́gun Sihoni ọba àwọn Amori, tí ó jẹ ọba ní Heṣboni, àti Ogu ọba Baṣani ni ó ṣẹ́gun ní Edrei, ẹni tí ó jẹ ọba ní Aṣtarotu.

Ní ìhà ìlà-oòrùn Jordani tí ó wà nínú ilẹ̀ Moabu ni Mose bẹ̀rẹ̀ sísọ àsọyé òfin wọ̀nyí wí pé:

Olúwa Ọlọ́run wa bá wa sọ̀rọ̀ ní Horebu pé, “Ẹ ti dúró ní orí òkè yìí pẹ́ tó. Ẹ yípadà kí ẹ sì tẹ̀síwájú ní ìrìnàjò yín lọ sí ilẹ̀ òkè àwọn ará Amori: Ẹ tọ gbogbo àwọn ènìyàn tí ó ń gbé Arabah lọ ní aginjù, ní àwọn orí òkè àti pẹ̀tẹ́lẹ̀, ní gúúsù àti ní etí Òkun, lọ sí ilẹ̀ àwọn ará Kenaani àti lọ sí Lebanoni, títí fi dé odò ńlá Eufurate. Wò ó, èmi tí fi ilẹ̀ yí fún un yín: Ẹ wọ inú rẹ̀ lọ kí ẹ sì gba ilẹ̀ náà tí Olúwa ti búra wí pé òun yóò fún àwọn baba yín: fún Abrahamu, Isaaki, àti Jakọbu, àti fún àwọn àrọ́mọdọ́mọ wọn.”

Yíyan àwọn olórí

Mo wí fún un yín nígbà náà pé, “Èmi nìkan kò lè dá ẹrù u yín gbé. 10 Olúwa Ọlọ́run yín ti sọ yín di púpọ̀ lónìí, ẹ̀yin sì ti pọ̀ bí ìràwọ̀ ní ojú ọ̀run. 11 Olúwa Ọlọ́run àwọn baba yín sọ yín di púpọ̀ ní ọ̀nà ẹgbẹ̀rún sí i, kí ó sì bùkún un yín gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti ṣèlérí. 12 Báwo ni èmi nìkan ṣe lè máa ru àjàgà àti ìṣòro yín àti èdè-àìyedè yín? 13 Ẹ yan àwọn ọlọ́gbọ́n, olóye àti àwọn ẹni àpọ́nlé, láti inú ẹ̀yà yín kọ̀ọ̀kan, èmi yóò sì fi wọ́n ṣe olórí yín.”

14 Ẹ̀yin sì dá mi lóhùn wí pé, “Ohun tí ìwọ ti gbèrò láti ṣe nì dára.”

15 Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni mo yan olórí àwọn ẹ̀yà yín, àwọn ọlọ́gbọ́n ọkùnrin, ẹni àpọ́nlé, mo sì fi jẹ olórí yín: olórí ẹgbẹẹ̀rún, olórí ọ̀rọ̀ọ̀rún, olórí àràádọ́ta, àti olórí mẹ́wàá mẹ́wàá gẹ́gẹ́ bí àwọn ẹ̀yà yín. 16 Mo sì kìlọ̀ fún àwọn onídàájọ́ yín nígbà náà pé: Ẹ gbọ́ èdè-àìyedè tí ó wà láàrín àwọn ènìyàn an yín kí ẹ sì ṣe ìdájọ́ òdodo, bóyá ẹjọ́ tí ó ṣẹlẹ̀ láàrín Israẹli sí Israẹli ni tàbí láàrín Israẹli kan sí àlejò. 17 Ẹ má sì ṣe ojúsàájú ní ìdájọ́: Ẹ ṣe ìdájọ́ ẹni ńlá àti kékeré bákan náà. Ẹ má ṣe bẹ̀rù ẹnikẹ́ni torí pé ti Ọlọ́run ni ìdájọ́. Ẹjọ́ tí ó bá le jù fún un yín ni kí ẹ mú wá fún mi. Èmi yóò sì gbọ́ ọ. 18 Nígbà náà ni èmi yóò sọ ohun tí ẹ ó ṣe fún un yín.

A rán àwọn Ayọ́lẹ̀wò jáde

19 Nígbà náà ní a gbéra láti Horebu, bí Olúwa Ọlọ́run wa ti pàṣẹ fún wá, a sì la àwọn ilẹ̀ lókè Amori kọjá lọ dé gbogbo aginjù ńlá tí ó ba ni lẹ́rù nì tí ẹ̀yin ti rí, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni a sì dé Kadeṣi-Barnea. 20 Nígbà náà ni mo sọ fún un yín pé, “Ẹ ti dé ilẹ̀ òkè àwọn ará Amori, èyí tí Olúwa Ọlọ́run wa fún wa. 21 Ẹ kíyèsi i, Olúwa Ọlọ́run yín ló ni ilẹ̀ náà. Ẹ lọ kí ẹ sì gba ilẹ̀ náà bí Olúwa Ọlọ́run àwọn baba yín tí sọ fún un yín. Ẹ má bẹ̀rù, Ẹ má sì ṣe fòyà.”

22 Nígbà náà ni gbogbo yín tọ̀ mí wá wí pé, “Jẹ́ kí a yan àwọn ayọ́lẹ̀wò láti yọ́ ilẹ̀ náà wò fún wa, kí wọn sì fún wa ní ìròyìn àwọn ọ̀nà tí a ó gbà àti àwọn ìlú tí a ó bá pàdé.”

23 Èrò náà sì dára lójú mi, torí èyí ni mo ṣe yan àwọn ènìyàn méjìlá nínú yín, ẹnìkan láti inú ẹ̀yà kọ̀ọ̀kan. 24 Wọ́n sì gòkè lọ sí ilẹ̀ òkè náà, wọ́n sì wá sí Àfonífojì Eṣkolu, wọ́n sì yẹ̀ ẹ́ wò. 25 Wọ́n sì mú lára èso ilẹ̀ náà wá fún wa pé, “Ilẹ̀ tí ó dára ni Olúwa Ọlọ́run wa fún wa.”

Ìṣọ̀tẹ̀ sí Olúwa

26 Ṣùgbọ́n ẹ̀yin kò fẹ́ gòkè lọ; ẹ ṣọ̀tẹ̀ sí àṣẹ Olúwa Ọlọ́run yín. 27 Ẹ kùn nínú àgọ́ ọ yín, ẹ sì wí pé, “Olúwa kórìíra wa, torí èyí ló fi mú wa jáde láti Ejibiti láti fi wá lé àwọn ará Amori lọ́wọ́ láti pa wá run. 28 Níbo la ó lọ? Àwọn arákùnrin wa ti kó ìrẹ̀wẹ̀sì bá wa nípa sísọ pé, ‘Àwọn ènìyàn náà lágbára wọ́n sì ga jù wá lọ; àwọn ìlú náà tóbi jọjọ bẹ́ẹ̀ ni odi wọn ga kan ọ̀run. A tilẹ̀ rí àwọn òmíràn (ìran Anaki) níbẹ̀.’ ”

29 Nígbà náà ni mo sọ fún un yín pé, “Ẹ má ṣojo, ẹ kò sì gbọdọ̀ bẹ̀rù wọn. 30 Olúwa Ọlọ́run yín, tí ń ṣáájú yín yóò jà fún un yín; bí ó ti ṣe fún un yín ní Ejibiti lójú ẹ̀yin tìkára yín 31 àti ní aginjù. Níbẹ̀ ni ẹ ti rí i bí Olúwa Ọlọ́run yín ti gbé yín, bí baba ti í gbé ọmọ rẹ̀, ní gbogbo ọ̀nà tí ẹ lọ títí ẹ fi padà dé ibí yìí.”

32 Pẹ̀lú gbogbo èyí tí mo wí, ẹ kò gbẹ́kẹ̀lé Olúwa Ọlọ́run yín, 33 tí ń ṣáájú u yín lọ ní gbogbo ọ̀nà yín, nípa fífi iná ṣe amọ̀nà yín ní òru àti ìkùùkuu ní ọ̀sán, láti fi àwọn ibi tí ẹ lè tẹ̀dó sí hàn yín àti àwọn ọ̀nà tí ẹ ó rìn.

34 Nígbà tí Olúwa gbọ́ ohun tí ẹ sọ, inú bí i, ó sì búra wí pé: 35 “Kò sí ọ̀kan nínú ìran búburú yìí tí yóò dé ilẹ̀ rere tí mo ti búra láti fún àwọn baba ńlá a yín. 36 Bí kò ṣe Kalebu ọmọ Jefunne. Òun ni yóò wọ̀ ọ́. Èmi yóò sì fún òun àti àwọn ìran rẹ̀ ní ilẹ̀ náà tí ó ti fi ẹsẹ̀ rẹ̀ tẹ̀; torí pé ó fi gbogbo ọkàn rẹ̀ tẹ̀lé Olúwa.”

37 Torí i tiyín ni Olúwa fi bínú sí mi wí pé, “Ìwọ náà kì yóò wọ ibẹ̀ bákan náà, 38 ṣùgbọ́n Joṣua ọmọ Nuni tí ń ṣe olùrànlọ́wọ́ rẹ ni yóò wọ ibẹ̀. Mú un, ní ọkàn le torí pé, òun yóò ṣáájú àwọn ọmọ Israẹli láti gba ilẹ̀ náà. 39 Àwọn èwe yín tí ẹ sọ pé wọn yóò kó lẹ́rú. Àwọn ọmọ yín tí ko tí ì mọ rere yàtọ̀ sí búburú ni yóò wọ ilẹ̀ náà. 40 Ṣùgbọ́n ẹ̀yin, ẹ yí padà sí aginjù tí ó wà ní ọ̀nà tí ó lọ sí Òkun pupa.”

41 Nígbà náà ni ẹ fèsì wí pé, “Àwa ti ṣẹ̀ sí Olúwa. A ó sì gòkè lọ láti jà, gẹ́gẹ́ bí Olúwa Ọlọ́run wa ti pàṣẹ fún wa.” Torí náà gbogbo yín ẹ mú ohun ìjà a yín, ẹ rò pé ó rọrùn láti gòkè lọ sí àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè olókè náà.

42 Ṣùgbọ́n Olúwa sọ fún mi pé, “Sọ fún wọn, ‘Ẹ má ṣe gòkè lọ láti jà torí pé èmi kì yóò wà pẹ̀lú u yín. Àwọn ọ̀tá a yín yóò sì ṣẹ́gun yín.’ ”

43 Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni mo sọ fún yín, ẹ̀yin kò sì gbọ́, ẹ̀yin ṣọ̀tẹ̀ sí òfin Olúwa, pẹ̀lú ìgbéraga yín, ẹ gòkè lọ sí ìlú olókè náà. 44 Àwọn ará Amori tí ń gbé ní àwọn òkè náà, dojúkọ yín bí àgbájọpọ̀ oyin. Wọ́n sì lù yín bolẹ̀ láti Seiri títí dé Horma. 45 Ẹ padà, ẹ sì sọkún níwájú Olúwa, òun kò sì fetí sí igbe ẹkún yín, Ó sì kọ etí dídi sí i yín. 46 Báyìí ni ẹ sì dúró ní Kadeṣi fún ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ ọjọ́ gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹ̀yin ti ṣe.