Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Yoshua 1:1-18

Bwana Anamwagiza Yoshua

11:1 Kut 14:31; Kum 34:5; Ufu 15:3; Kut 17:9; 24:13; Hes 32:20; Yos 22:2-4Baada ya kifo cha Mose mtumishi wa Bwana, Bwana akamwambia Yoshua mwana wa Nuni, msaidizi wa Mose: 21:2 Hes 13:29; 35:10; Mwa 15:14; 12:7; Kum 1:24-25“Mtumishi wangu Mose amekufa. Sasa basi, wewe pamoja na watu wote hawa, jiandaeni kuvuka huu Mto Yordani kuingia nchi ambayo karibu nitawapa wana wa Israeli. 31:3 Kum 11:24; Mwa 50:24; Hes 13:2; Kum 1:8Kila mahali nyayo za miguu yenu zitakapokanyaga nimewapa, kama vile nilivyomwahidi Mose. 41:4 Kum 3:25; Mwa 2:14; 10:15; 23:10; Kut 3:8; Hes 34:2-12; Ezr 4:20Nchi yenu itaenea kuanzia jangwa hili hadi Lebanoni, tena kuanzia mto mkubwa wa Frati, yaani nchi yote ya Wahiti, hadi Bahari ile Kubwa1:4 Yaani Bahari ya Mediterania. iliyoko upande wa magharibi. 51:5 Kum 7:24; Mwa 26:3; 39:2; Amu 6:12; 1Sam 10:7; Yer 1:8; 30:11; Mwa 28:1; Kum 4:31Hakuna mtu yeyote atakayeweza kushindana na wewe siku zote za maisha yako. Kama vile nilivyokuwa pamoja na Mose, ndivyo nitakavyokuwa pamoja na wewe, sitakuacha wala sitakupungukia.

61:6 2Sam 2:7; 1Fal 2:2; Isa 41:6; Yoe 3:9-10; Kum 1:21; 31:6; Amu 5:21; Yer 3:18; 7:7“Uwe hodari na shujaa, kwa sababu wewe ndiwe utakayewaongoza watu hawa kuirithi nchi niliyowaapia baba zao kuwapa. 71:7 Kum 29:9; 1Fal 2:3; 3:3; Ezr 7:26; Za 78:10; 119:136; Isa 42:24; Yer 26:4-6; 32:23; 44:10; Hes 12:7; Ay 42:7; Kum 5:32; Yos 23:6; Kum 4:2; 5:33; 11:8; Yos 11:15Uwe hodari na uwe na ushujaa mwingi. Uwe na bidii kutii sheria yote aliyokupa Mose mtumishi wangu, usiiache kwa kugeuka kuelekea kuume au kushoto, ili upate kufanikiwa popote uendako. 81:8 Kum 28:61; Za 147:19; Kut 4:15; Isa 59:21; Mwa 24:63; Kum 29:9; 1Sam 18:14; Isa 52:13; 53:10; Yer 23:5Usiache Kitabu hiki cha Sheria kiondoke kinywani mwako; yatafakari maneno yake usiku na mchana, ili upate kuwa mwangalifu kufanya kila kitu sawasawa na yote yaliyoandikwa ndani yake. Ndipo utakapofanikiwa na kisha utastawi. 91:9 Kum 31:6; Yos 10:8; 2Fal 19:6; Isa 34:5; 37:6; Kum 1:21; Ay 4:5; Kum 31:8; Yer 1:8Je, si mimi niliyekuamuru? Uwe hodari na shujaa. Usihofu wala usivunjike moyo, kwa kuwa Bwana Mungu wako atakuwa pamoja nawe kokote uendako.”

101:10 Kum 1:15Ndipo Yoshua akawaagiza maafisa wa watu akisema, 111:11 Yos 3:2; 1Sam 17:22; Isa 10:28; Mwa 40:13; Hes 35:10; 33:53“Pitieni katika kambi yote mkawaambie watu, ‘Wekeni tayari mahitaji yenu. Siku tatu kuanzia sasa mtavuka hii Yordani ili kuingia na kuimiliki nchi ambayo Bwana Mungu wenu anawapa iwe yenu wenyewe.’ ”

121:12 Hes 32:33Lakini kwa Wareubeni, Wagadi na nusu ya kabila la Manase, Yoshua akasema, 131:13 Kut 33:14; Za 55:6; Isa 11:10; 28:12; 30:15; 32:18; 40:31; Yer 6:16; 45:3“Kumbukeni agizo lile Mose mtumishi wa Bwana alilowapa: ‘Bwana Mungu wenu anawapa ninyi raha, naye amewapa nchi hii.’ 141:14 Kum 3:19; Hes 32:26; Kut 13:18; Yos 4:12Wake zenu, watoto wenu na mifugo yenu watakaa katika nchi ile Mose aliyowapa mashariki ya Yordani, lakini mashujaa wenu wote, wakiwa wamevikwa silaha kikamilifu lazima wavuke mbele ya ndugu zenu. Imewapasa kuwasaidia ndugu zenu hadi 151:15 Hes 32:20-22; Yos 22:1-4Bwana awape nao raha, kama alivyokwisha kufanya kwa ajili yenu hadi wao pia watakapokuwa wamemiliki nchi ile Bwana Mungu wenu anayowapa. Baada ya hilo, mwaweza kurudi na kukalia nchi yenu wenyewe, ambayo Mose mtumishi wa Bwana aliwapa mashariki mwa Yordani kuelekea linakochomoza jua.”

161:16 Hes 27:20; 32:25Ndipo wakamjibu Yoshua, “Chochote ambacho umetuagiza tutafanya na popote utakapotutuma tutakwenda. 171:17 Hes 32:25; Kum 1:21; 31:6; Mwa 21:22; 26:24, 28; 1Sam 16:18; 20:13; 1Fal 1:37; Za 20:1-4, 9; Rum 8:31Kama vile tulivyomtii Mose kikamilifu, ndivyo tutakavyokutii wewe. Bwana Mungu wako na awe pamoja nawe tu kama vile alivyokuwa pamoja na Mose. 18Yeyote atakayeasi neno lako na kuacha kuyatii maneno yako, au chochote utakachowaamuru, atauawa. Uwe imara na hodari tu!”

King James Version

Joshua 1:1-18

1Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, 2Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. 3Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. 4From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. 5There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.1.6 unto this…: or, thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land, etc 7Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.1.7 prosper: or, do wisely 8This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.1.8 have…: or, do wisely 9Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

10¶ Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, 11Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it.

12¶ And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying, 13Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land. 14Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them;1.14 armed: Heb. marshalled by five 15Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD’s servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sunrising.

16¶ And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go. 17According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the LORD thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses. 18Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.