The Message

Joshua 1

11-9 After the death of Moses the servant of God, God spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant:

“Moses my servant is dead. Get going. Cross this Jordan River, you and all the people. Cross to the country I’m giving to the People of Israel. I’m giving you every square inch of the land you set your foot on—just as I promised Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon east to the Great River, the Euphrates River—all the Hittite country—and then west to the Great Sea. It’s all yours. All your life, no one will be able to hold out against you. In the same way I was with Moses, I’ll be with you. I won’t give up on you; I won’t leave you. Strength! Courage! You are going to lead this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.”

The Taking of the Land

10-11 Then Joshua gave orders to the people’s leaders: “Go through the camp and give this order to the people: ‘Pack your bags. In three days you will cross this Jordan River to enter and take the land God, your God, is giving you to possess.’”

12-15 Then Joshua addressed the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. He said, “Remember what Moses the servant of God commanded you: God, your God, gives you rest and he gives you this land. Your wives, your children, and your livestock can stay here east of the Jordan, the country Moses gave you; but you, tough soldiers all, must cross the River in battle formation, leading your brothers, helping them until God, your God, gives your brothers a place of rest just as he has done for you. They also will take possession of the land that God, your God, is giving them. Then you will be free to return to your possession, given to you by Moses the servant of God, across the Jordan to the east.”

16-18 They answered Joshua: “Everything you commanded us, we’ll do. Wherever you send us, we’ll go. We obeyed Moses to the letter; we’ll also obey you—we just pray that God, your God, will be with you as he was with Moses. Anyone who questions what you say and refuses to obey whatever you command him will be put to death. Strength! Courage!”

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Joṣua 1

Olúwa pàṣẹ fún Joṣua

1Lẹ́yìn ikú u Mose ìránṣẹ́ Olúwa, Olúwa sọ fún Joṣua ọmọ Nuni, olùrànlọ́wọ́ ọ Mose: “Mose ìránṣẹ́ mi ti kú. Nísinsin yìí, ìwọ àti gbogbo àwọn ènìyàn wọ̀nyí, ẹ múra láti kọjá odò Jordani lọ sí ilẹ̀ tí Èmi ó fi fún wọn fún àwọn ará Israẹli. Èmi yóò fún un yín ní gbogbo ibi tí ẹ bá fi ẹsẹ̀ ẹ yín tẹ̀, gẹ́gẹ́ bí mo ti ṣe ìlérí fún Mose. Ilẹ̀ ẹ yín yóò fẹ̀ láti aginjù Lebanoni, àti láti odò ńlá, ti Eufurate—gbogbo orílẹ̀-èdè Hiti títí ó fi dé Òkun ńlá ní ìwọ̀-oòrùn. Kì yóò sí ẹnikẹ́ni tí yóò le è dúró níwájú rẹ ní ọjọ́ ayé è rẹ gbogbo. Bí mo ti wà pẹ̀lú u Mose, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni Èmi yóò wà pẹ̀lú rẹ, Èmi kì yóò fi ọ́ sílẹ̀, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni Èmi kì yóò kọ̀ ọ́.

“Jẹ́ alágbára kí o sì mú àyà le, nítorí ìwọ ni yóò ṣe amọ̀nà àwọn ènìyàn wọ̀nyí, láti lè jogún ilẹ̀ tí mo ti búra fún àwọn baba ńlá a wọn láti fi fún wọn. Jẹ́ alágbára, kí o sì mú àyà le gidigidi. Kí o sì ṣọ́ra láti pa gbogbo òfin tí Mose ìránṣẹ́ mi fún ọ mọ́, Má ṣe yà kúrò nínú u rẹ̀ sí ọ̀tún tàbí sí òsì, kí ìwọ kí ó lè ṣe rere níbikíbi tí ìwọ bá ń lọ. Má ṣe jẹ́ kí Ìwé Ofin yìí kúrò ní ẹnu rẹ, máa ṣe àṣàrò nínú u rẹ̀ ní ọ̀sán àti ní òru, kí ìwọ kí ó lè ṣọ́ra láti ṣe gbogbo nǹkan tí a kọ sí inú u rẹ̀. Nígbà náà ni yóò dára fún ọ, ìwọ yóò sì ní àṣeyọrí. Èmi kò ha ti pàṣẹ fún ọ bí? Jẹ́ alágbára kí o sì mú àyà le. Má ṣe bẹ̀rù, má sì ṣe rẹ̀wẹ̀sì, nítorí pé Olúwa à rẹ yóò wà pẹ̀lú rẹ ní ibikíbi tí ìwọ bá ń lọ.”

10 Báyìí ni Joṣua pàṣẹ fún olórí àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀ 11 “Ẹ la ibùdó já, kí ẹ sì sọ fún àwọn ènìyàn, ‘Ẹ pèsè oúnjẹ yín sílẹ̀. Ní ìwòyí ọ̀túnla, ẹ̀yin yóò la Jordani yìí kọjá, láti gba ilẹ̀ tí Olúwa Ọlọ́run yín fi fún un yín láti ní.’ ”

12 Ṣùgbọ́n Joṣua sọ fún àwọn ará a Reubeni, àwọn ará Gadi àti fún ìdajì ẹ̀yà Manase pé, 13 “Rántí àṣẹ tí Mose ìránṣẹ́ Olúwa pa fún yín: ‘Olúwa Ọlọ́run yín á fún yin ní ìsinmi, òun yóò sì fún un yín ní ilẹ̀ yìí.’ 14 Àwọn ìyàwó yín, àwọn ọmọ yín àti àwọn ẹran ọ̀sìn yín lè dúró ní ilẹ̀ tí Mose fún un yin ní ìlà-oòrùn Jordani; ṣùgbọ́n gbogbo àwọn jagunjagun un yín, pẹ̀lú ìhámọ́ra ogun gbọdọ̀ kọjá síwájú àwọn arákùnrin yín. Ẹ̀yin yóò sì rán àwọn arákùnrin yín lọ́wọ́ 15 títí Olúwa yóò fi fún wọn ní ìsinmi, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti ṣe fún un yín, àti títí tí àwọn pẹ̀lú yóò fi gba ilẹ̀ náà tí Olúwa Ọlọ́run yín fi fún wọn. Lẹ́yìn náà, ẹ̀yin lè padà sí ilẹ̀ ìní in yín, tí Mose ìránṣẹ́ Olúwa fi fún un yin ní agbègbè ìlà-oòrùn ti Jordani.”

16 Nígbà náà ni wọ́n dá Joṣua lóhùn pé, “Ohunkóhun tí ìwọ pàṣẹ fún wa ni àwa yóò ṣe, ibikíbi tí ìwọ bá rán wa ni àwa yóò lọ. 17 Gẹ́gẹ́ bí àwa ti gbọ́rọ̀ sí Mose nínú ohun gbogbo, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni àwa yóò máa gbọ́ tìrẹ. Kí Olúwa Ọlọ́run rẹ wà pẹ̀lú rẹ, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ṣe wà pẹ̀lú u Mose. 18 Ẹnikẹ́ni tí ó bá tàpá sí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ, tí kò sì ṣe ìgbọ́ràn sí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ nínú ohun gbogbo tí ìwọ yóò pàṣẹ fún wọn, pípa ni a ó pa á. Kí ìwọ sá à ṣe gírí, kí ó sì mú àyà le!”