New Amharic Standard Version

ኢያሱ 1:1-18

እግዚአብሔር ኢያሱን አዘዘ

1የእግዚአብሔር ባሪያ ሙሴ ከሞተ በኋላ፣ እግዚአብሔር የሙሴን አገልጋይ የነዌን ልጅ ኢያሱን እንዲህ አለው፤ 2“እነሆ፤ ባሪያዬ ሙሴ ሞቶአል፤ እንግዲህ አሁንም አንተና ይህ ሕዝብ ሁሉ ተነሡ፤ ለእሥራኤላውያን ወደምሰጣቸው ምድር ለመግባት የዮርዳኖስን ወንዝ ተሻገሩ። 3ለሙሴ በሰጠሁትም ተስፋ መሠረት፣ እግራችሁ የሚረግጠውን ቦታ ሁሉ እሰጣችኋለሁ። 4የርስታችሁ ዳርቻ ከምድረ በዳው እስከ ሊባኖስ፣ ከታላቁ ወንዝ ከኤፍራጥስ አንሥቶ፣ የኬጢያውያንን ምድር በሙሉ ይዞ፣ በምዕራብ በኩል እስከ ታላቁ ባሕር1፥4 የሜድትራኒያን ባሕር ይደርሳል። 5በሕይወት በምትኖርበት ዘመን ሁሉ ማንም አይቋቋምህም፤ ከሙሴ ጋር እንደ ነበርሁ ሁሉ ከአንተም ጋር እሆናለሁ፤ ከቶ አልጥልህም፤ አልተውህም።

6“ጽና፤ ለቀደሙት አባቶቻቸው እሰጣችኋለሁ ብዬ የማልሁላቸውን ምድር እንዲወርሱ፣ ይህን ሕዝብ የምትመራው አንተ ነህና በርታ። 7አይዞህ፤ ብቻ አንተ በርታ፤ ባሪያዬ ሙሴ የሰጠህን ትእዛዝ ሁሉ በጥንቃቄ ጠብቅ፤ በምትሄድበትም ሁሉ እንዲሳካልህ፣ ወደ ቀኝም ወደ ግራም አትበል። 8ይህ የሕግ መጽሐፍ ከአፍህ አይለይ፤ በውስጡ የተጻፈውን ሁሉ በጥንቃቄ እንድትፈጽመውም ቀንም ሆነ ሌት ከሐሳብህ አትለየው፤ ይህን ካደረግህ ያሰብኸው ይቃናል፤ ይሳካልም፤ 9በምትሄድበት ሁሉ እግዚአብሔር አምላክህ ከአንተ ጋር ነውና አይዞህ፤ በርታ፤ ጽና፤ አትፍራ፤ አትደንግጥ ብዬ አላዘዝሁህምን?”

10ኢያሱም የሕዝቡን አለቆች እንዲህ ሲል አዘዛቸው፤ 11“ወደ ሰፈር ግቡ፤ ለሕዝቡም፣ ‘ስንቃችሁን አዘጋጁ፤ ከአሁን ጀምሮ ባሉት ሦስት ቀናት ውስጥ ዮርዳኖስን ተሻግራችሁ፣ እግዚአብሔር አምላካችሁ ርስት አድርጎ የሚሰጣችሁን ምድር ገብታችሁ ትወርሳላችሁ’ በሏቸው።”

12ኢያሱ የሮቤልን ነገድ፣ የጋድን ነገድና የምናሴን ነገድ እኩሌታ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ 13“የእግዚአብሔር ባሪያ ሙሴ እንዲህ ሲል የሰጣችሁን ትእዛዝ አስቡ፤ ‘እግዚአብሔር አምላካችሁ ያሳርፋችኋል፤ ይህችንም ምድር ይሰጣችኋል።” 14ሚስቶቻችሁና ልጆቻችሁ እንዲሁም ከብቶቻችሁ ሙሴ በሰጣችሁ ከዮርዳኖስ በስተ ምሥራቅ ባለው ምድር ይቆዩ፤ ነገር ግን ተዋጊዎቻችሁ ሁሉ፣ ከነሙሉ ትጥቃቸው፣ ከወንድሞቻችሁ ቀድመው ይሻገሩ፤ እናንተም ከወንድሞቻችሁ ጐን ተሰለፉ። 15ይህም፣ እግዚአብሔር እስኪያሳርፋቸውና ለእናንተም እንዳደረገው ሁሉ፣ እነርሱም እግዚአብሔር አምላካችሁ የሰጣቸውን ምድር እስኪወርሱ ድረስ ነው። ከዚህ በኋላ እናንተም ተመልሳችሁ የእግዚአብሔር ባሪያ ሙሴ የሰጣችሁን፣ በፀሓይ መውጫ ከዮርዳኖስ በስተ ምሥራቅ ያለውን ምድር ትወርሳላችሁ።”

16እነርሱም ለኢያሱ እንዲህ ሲሉ መለሱለት፤ “ያዘዝኸንን ሁሉ እናደርጋለን፤ ወደምትልከንም ሁሉ እንሄዳለን። 17ለሙሴ ሙሉ በሙሉ እንደታዘዝን ሁሉ፣ ለአንተም እንታዘዛለን፤ ብቻ እግዚአብሔር አምላክህ ከሙሴ ጋር እንደ ነበረ፣ አሁንም ከአንተ ጋር ይሁን። 18በትእዛዝህ ላይ የሚያምፅና ለቃልህ የማይታዘዝ ሁሉ ይገደል፤ ብቻ አንተ ጽና፤ አይዞህ፤ በርታ።”

New International Version

Joshua 1:1-18

Joshua Installed as Leader

1After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. 3I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 4Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 5No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. 6Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.

7“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

10So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: 11“Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own.’ ”

12But to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said, 13“Remember the command that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you after he said, ‘The Lord your God will give you rest by giving you this land.’ 14Your wives, your children and your livestock may stay in the land that Moses gave you east of the Jordan, but all your fighting men, ready for battle, must cross over ahead of your fellow Israelites. You are to help them 15until the Lord gives them rest, as he has done for you, and until they too have taken possession of the land the Lord your God is giving them. After that, you may go back and occupy your own land, which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you east of the Jordan toward the sunrise.”

16Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. 17Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. Only may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses. 18Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey it, whatever you may command them, will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous!”