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.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Ekyamateeka Olwokubiri 1

Musa Ayogera nga Katonda bw’Anaakulembera Abayisirayiri

1Bino bye bigambo Musa bye yategeeza Abayisirayiri bonna nga bali ku ludda olw’ebuvanjuba w’omugga Yoludaani mu ddungu, mu Alaba okwolekera Sufu, wakati wa Palani ne Toferi, ne Labani, ne Kazerosi ne Dizakabu. Waliwo olugendo lwa nnaku kkumi na lumu[a] okuva e Kolebu[b] okutuuka e Kadesubanea, ng’okutte ekkubo eriyitira ku Lusozi Seyiri.

Awo ku lunaku olw’olubereberye olw’omwezi ogw’ekkumi n’ogumu, mu mwaka ogw’amakumi ana, Musa n’ategeeza abaana ba Isirayiri ebyo byonna Mukama bye yamulagira okubabuulira. Mu kiseera ekyo Musa yali amaze okuwangula Sikoni kabaka w’Abamoli eyabeeranga mu Kesuboni, ne Ogi kabaka w’e Basani eyabeeranga mu Asutaloosi ne mu Ederei.

Ku ludda lw’eyo olw’ebuvanjuba olw’omugga Yoludaani, mu nsi ya Mowaabu, Musa n’atandika okulangirira amateeka gano ng’ayogera nti:

Mukama Katonda waffe yatugamba nga tuli ku Kolebu nti, ‘Ebbanga lye mumaze ku lusozi luno limala; kale musitule mukyuke, mutambule nga mwolekera ensi ey’ensozi ey’Abamoli, ne mu baliraanwa baabwe yonna mu Alaba, mu nsozi, ne mu bisenyi, ne mu Negebu, ne ku lubalama lw’ennyanja, ne mu nsi ya Bakanani n’ey’Abalebanooni, okutuukira ddala ku mugga omunene, Omugga Fulaati. Mulabe, ensi eyo ngibawadde. Muyingire mwetwalire ensi eyo Mukama Katonda gye yeerayirira okugiwa bajjajjammwe: Ibulayimu, ne Isaaka, ne Yakobo; okugibawa bo n’ezzadde lyabwe eririddawo.’ 

Okulonda Abakulembeze

“Mu biro ebyo nabagamba nti, ‘Sisobola kubalabirira nzekka bw’omu. 10 Mukama Katonda wammwe abongedde nnyo obungi, ne muwera nnyo; era, laba, kaakano muli ng’emmunyeenye ez’oku ggulu mu bungi bwammwe. 11 Nsaba Mukama Katonda wa bajjajjammwe abongereko obungi emirundi lukumi okusinga nga bwe muli leero, era abawenga omukisa nga bwe yabasuubiza. 12 Kale, nze obw’omu nzekka nnaasobola ntya okwetikka omugugu gwammwe ogwo oguzitowa bwe gutyo, n’okubamalirawo ennyombo zammwe? 13 Kale nno, mwerondemu, mu buli kika kyammwe, ab’amagezi, abategeevu era abalina obumanyirivu nga bassibwamu ekitiibwa, nange nnaabakuza ne mbafuula abakulembeze bammwe.’ 14 Nammwe mwanziramu nti, ‘Ekintu ky’otuteeserezza ffe okukola kirungi tukisiima.’

15 “Bwe ntyo ne nzirira abakulu b’ebika byammwe, nga basajja ba magezi, abalina obumanyirivu, era abassibwamu ekitiibwa, ne mbalonda okubeeranga abakulembeze bammwe; okubanga abafuzi b’enkumi, n’abalala ab’ebikumi, n’abalala ab’amakumi ataano, n’abalala ab’ekkumi, mu bika byammwe byonna. 16 Mu biro ebyo ne nkuutira abaabalamulanga nti, ‘Muwulirizenga ensonga ezinaabaleeterwanga abooluganda, era musalengawo mu bwenkanya wakati w’owooluganda ne munne, era ne wakati we ne munnaggwanga gw’abeera naye. 17 Musalenga emisango awatali kyekubiira; abagagga n’abaavu nga mubawuliriza kyenkanyi. Endabika y’omuntu tebatiisanga, kubanga Katonda y’asala emisango gyonna. Bwe wabangawo omusango gwonna omukakanyavu muguleetanga gye ndi, nze nnaaguwuliranga.’ 18 Mu biro ebyo ne mbakuutira ebintu byonna bye musaanira okukolanga.”

Alipoota y’Abakessi

19 Awo ne tusitula okuva e Kolebu, ne tuyita mu ddungu eddene ery’entiisa mwenna lye mwalaba, ne tukwata ekkubo eryatutwala mu nsi ey’ensozi ey’Abamoli, nga Mukama Katonda waffe bwe yatulagira; ne tulyoka tutuuka e Kadesubanea. 20 Ne mbagamba nti, “Mutuuse mu nsi ey’ensozi ey’Abamoli, Mukama Katonda waffe gy’atuwadde. 21 Laba, Mukama Katonda wo akuwadde ensi. Kale, yambuka ogyetwalire nga Mukama Katonda wa bajjajjaabo bwe yakugamba. Totya, so toggwaamu maanyi.”

22 Awo mwenna ne mujja gye ndi, ne muŋŋamba nti, “Kirungi tutume abantu basooke okutuukako eyo gye tulaga, bakebere ensi bagyetegereze nga bw’eri; balyoke bakomewo batutegeeze ekkubo lye tusaanira okukwata, n’ebibuga bye tunaggukako.”

23 Ekirowoozo ekyo kyandabikira nga kirungi, ne nkisiima; ne nnonda mu mmwe abasajja kkumi na babiri; nga mu buli kika muvaamu omusajja omu omu. 24 Baasitula ne bambuka mu nsi eyo ey’ensozi, ne batuuka mu kiwonvu Esukoli, ne bakiketta. 25 Ne banoga ku bibala eby’omu nsi omwo ne babituleetera; ne batutegeeza bwe bati nti, “Ensi Mukama Katonda waffe gy’atuwadde nnungi nnyo.

Okwemulugunya kwa Isirayiri

26 “Naye ate ne mutayambuka, ne mujeemera ekiragiro kya Mukama Katonda wammwe. 27 Ne mwemulugunyiriza mu weema zammwe nga mugamba nti, ‘Olwokubanga Mukama tatwagala, yatukyawa, kyeyava atuggya mu nsi y’e Misiri alyoke atuweeyo mu mukono gw’Abamoli batuzikirize. 28 Wa eyo gye tunaayambuka? Ebigambo bya baganda baffe abaagenda okuketta biyongobezza emitima gyaffe, bwe bagambye nti, Abantu abali eri banene, era bawanvu okutusinga ffe; ebibuga byayo binene nnyo, n’ebigo byabyo biwanvu bituukira ddala waggulu mu bire. Ate ne batabani ba Anaki[c] nabo twabalabayo.’ ” 29 Naye ne mbaddamu nti, “Temutekemuka mitima, so temubatya. 30 Mukama Katonda wammwe bulijjo abakulembera, ye yennyini agenda kubalwaniriranga, nga bwe yabalwanirira mu Misiri nga mulabira ddala n’amaaso gammwe. 31 Era ne mu ddungu walabira ddala nga Mukama Katonda wo bwe yakusitula, nga kitaawe w’omwana bw’asitula mutabani we, n’akuyisa mu lugendo lwonna n’okukutuusa n’akutuusa mu kifo kino.”

32 Newaakubadde ng’ebyo byonna byali bwe bityo, Mukama Katonda wammwe temwamwesiga, 33 songa ye, yabakulemberanga mu lugendo lwammwe lwonna, n’empagi ey’omuliro ekiro, n’ekire mu budde obw’emisana, n’okubalaganga ekifo we munaasiisiranga.

34 Mukama bwe yawulira ebigambo byammwe n’asunguwala nnyo, n’alayira nti, 35 “Tewalibaawo n’omu ku bantu bano, ab’omulembe guno omubi, aliraba ku nsi eyo ennungi gye nalayirira okuwa bajjajjammwe, 36 okuggyako Kalebu mutabani wa Yefune. Ye agenda kugiraba, era ndimugabira, awamu n’ezzadde lye, ensi gye yalinnyako ekigere kye; kubanga yagondera Mukama n’omutima gwe gwonna.”

37 Nange Mukama yansunguwalira ku lwammwe, n’aŋŋamba nti, “Naawe toliyingira mu nsi omwo. 38 Wabula omuweereza wo Yoswa mutabani wa Nuuni ye aligiyingiramu. Mumuwagire, kubanga ye alikulembera abaana ba Isirayiri ne basikira ensi eyo. 39 Abaana bammwe abato be mwatiisanga nti bagenda kuwambibwa batwalibwe mu busibe, abaana bammwe abo, abaali batannayawulamu kirungi na kibi, be baliyingira mu nsi eyo. Ndigibawa, ne bagyetwalira ne bagyefunira. 40 Naye mmwe, musitule mukyuke, mukwate olugendo olw’omu ddungu nga mwolekera Ennyanja Emyufu.”

Isirayiri Awangulwa mu Lutalo

41 Ne mulyoka munziramu nti, “Twonoonye eri Mukama. Tujja kwambuka tulwane nga Mukama Katonda waffe bwe yatulagira.” Awo buli musajja ne yeesiba ebyokulwanyisa bye eby’olutalo, nga mulowooza nti kyangu okwambuka mu nsi ey’ensozi.

42 Mukama n’aŋŋamba nti, “Bategeeze nti, ‘Temwambuka kulwana, kubanga sijja kubeera nammwe. Abalabe bammwe bajja kubawangula.’ ”

43 Bwe ntyo ne mbagamba, naye ne mutawuliriza, ne mujeemera ekiragiro kya Mukama, ne mujjula amalala ne mwambuka mu nsi ey’ensozi. 44 Awo Abamoli abaabeeranga mu nsi eyo ey’ensozi, ne bavaayo ne babalumba, ne babagoba ng’enjuki bwe zikola, ne babakubira mu Seyiri n’okubatuusiza ddala e Koluma. 45 Ne mukomawo, ne mukaabira mu maaso ga Mukama, naye Mukama n’atabawuliriza era ne bye mwamukaabirira n’atabibawa. 46 Bwe mutyo ne musigala e Kadesi, okumala ebbanga eryo lyonna lye mwabeera eyo.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:2 Mu biro biri entambula yali ya njawulo
  2. 1:2 Kolebu Erinnya ly’Olusozi Kolebu eddala ly’Olusozi Sinaayi.
  3. 1:28 Anaki baali batuuze b’omu Kanani, era baayitibwanga gasajja.