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!”

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Yoswa 1

1Awo Musa omuweereza wa Mukama bwe yamala okufa, Mukama n’agamba Yoswa mutabani wa Nuuni, eyali omubeezi wa Musa nti, “Musa omuweereza wange afudde, kale kaakano weeteeketeeke osomoke omugga guno Yoludaani ggwe awamu n’abantu bano bonna mulyoke muyingire mu nsi eno gye mbawa mmwe abaana ba Isirayiri[a]. Nga bwe nasuubiza Musa, buli we munaalinnyanga ekigere, mbawaddewo. Mbawadde ekitundu ekyo kyonna okuviira ddala ku ddungu ne ku Lebanooni, okutuuka ku mugga omunene, Fulaati, n’ensi ey’Abakiiti n’okutuukira ddala ku Nnyanja Ennene ebugwanjuba. Tewali n’omu alisobola kubaziyiza ennaku zonna ez’obulamu bwo; nga bwe nabeeranga ne Musa era bwe ntyo bwe nnaabeeranga naawe, sirikuleka wadde okukwabuulira.

“Ddamu amaanyi, guma omwoyo; kubanga ggwe oligabira abantu bano ensi gye nasuubiza edda bajjajjaabwe. Ddamu amaanyi era beera muzira, byonna by’okola obyesigamye ku mateeka omuweereza wange Musa ge yakulagira; togaviirangako ddala, oleme okukyama ku mukono ogwa ddyo oba ogwa kkono olyoke obenga omuwanguzi buli gy’onoogendanga. Ekitabo kino eky’amateeka tekikuvanga mu kamwa, okifumiitirizangako emisana n’ekiro olyoke oteekenga mu nkola ebyo bye kikulagira era bw’otyo bw’oneefunira obuwanguzi n’okukulaakulana. Si nze nkulagidde? Noolwekyo ddamu amaanyi, guma omwoyo, totya era toterebuka kubanga Mukama Katonda wo anaabanga naawe buli gy’onoogendanga.”

10 Bw’atyo ne Yoswa n’alagira abakulembeze b’Abayisirayiri nti, 11 “Muyite mu lusiisira lwonna nga mutegeeza abantu bonna nti, ‘Mwesibire entanda kubanga mu nnaku ssatu mulisomoka omugga guno Yoludaani mulyoke mugabane ensi Mukama Katonda wammwe gy’abawa.’ ”

12 Yoswa n’agamba ab’ekika kya Lewubeeni, n’ab’ekika kya Gaadi n’ekitundu ky’ekika kya Manase nti, 13 “Mujjukire omuweereza wa Mukama Musa kye yabalagira ng’agamba nti, ‘Mukama Katonda wammwe abawa ekifo eky’okuwummuliramu era alibawa ensi eno.’ 14 Bakazi bammwe, n’abaana bammwe abato balisigala wano awamu n’amagana gammwe mu kitundu kino Musa kye yabawa edda ebuvanjuba w’omugga Yoludaani. Naye abasajja bammwe enkwatangabo nga bambalidde ebyokulwanyisa, bateekwa okubakulemberamu n’okubalwanirira, 15 okutuusa baganda bammwe abo nabo Mukama lw’alibawa ensi eyo n’abatebenkeza. N’oluvannyuma mulikomawo mu kitundu kino Musa omuweereza wa Mukama kye yabawa emitala wa Yoludaani okwolekera ebuvanjuba.”

16 Awo ne baanukula Yoswa nti, “Byonna by’otukalaatidde tunaabikola era tunaagenda yonna gy’onootusindika. 17 Nga bwe twagonderanga Musa mu byonna naawe bwe tunaakugonderanga tutyo; Mukama Katonda wo abeerenga naawe nga bwe yabeeranga ne Musa. 18 Buli anaajeemeranga ebigambo byo n’atabiwuliriza anattibwanga. Ddamu amaanyi, guma omwoyo.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:2 Mu biro ebyo Abayisirayiri baali mu Sittimu (2:1) mu nsi y’e Mowaabu (Ma 34:3) okumpi ne Yoludaani.