New International Reader's Version

Joshua 1:1-18

Joshua Becomes Israel’s Leader

1Moses, the servant of the Lord, died. After that, the Lord spoke to Joshua, the son of Nun. Joshua was Moses’ helper. The Lord said to Joshua, 2“My servant Moses is dead. Now then, I want you and all these people to get ready to go across the Jordan River. I want all of you to go into the land I am about to give to the Israelites. 3I will give all of you every place you walk on, just as I promised Moses. 4Your territory will reach from the Negev Desert all the way to Lebanon. The great Euphrates River will be to the east. The Mediterranean Sea will be to the west. Your territory will include all the Hittite country. 5Joshua, no one will be able to oppose you as long as you live. I will be with you, just as I was with Moses. I will never leave you. I will never desert you. 6Be strong and brave. You will lead these people. They will take the land as their very own. It is the land I promised to give their people of long ago.

7“Be strong and very brave. Make sure you obey the whole law my servant Moses gave you. Do not turn away from it to the right or the left. Then you will have success everywhere you go. 8Never stop reading this Book of the Law. Day and night you must think about what it says. Make sure you do everything written in it. Then things will go well with you. And you will have great success. 9Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid. Do not lose hope. I am the Lord your God. I will be with you everywhere you go.”

10So Joshua gave orders to the officers of the people. He said, 11“Go through the camp. Tell the people, ‘Get your supplies ready. Three days from now you will go across the Jordan River right here. You will go in and take over the land. The Lord your God is giving it to you as your very own.’ ”

12Joshua also spoke to the tribes of Reuben and Gad and half of the tribe of Manasseh. He said to them, 13“Remember what Moses, the servant of the Lord, commanded you. He said, ‘The Lord your God is giving you this land. It’s a place where you can make your homes and live in peace and rest.’ 14Your wives, children and livestock can stay here east of the Jordan River. Moses gave you this land. But all your fighting men must get ready for battle. They must go across ahead of the other tribes. You must help them 15until the Lord gives them rest. In the same way, he has already given you rest. You must help them until they also have taken over their land. It’s the land the Lord your God is giving them. After that, you can come back here. Then you can live in your own land. It’s the land that Moses, the servant of the Lord, gave you east of the Jordan River. It’s toward the sunrise.”

16Then the tribes of Reuben and Gad and half of the tribe of Manasseh answered Joshua. They said, “We’ll do what you have commanded us to do. We’ll go where you send us. 17We obeyed Moses completely. And we’ll obey you just as completely. But may the Lord your God be with you, just as he was with Moses. 18Suppose people question your authority. And suppose they refuse to obey anything you command them to do. Then they will be put to death. Just be strong and brave!”

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Joshua 1:1-18

Jehova Gwatha Joshua

11:1 Gũcook 34:5; Thaam 14:31Na rĩrĩ, thuutha wa gĩkuũ kĩa Musa ndungata ya Ngai, Jehova akĩĩra Joshua mũrũ wa Nuni, ũrĩa watungatagĩra Musa, atĩrĩ: 2“Musa ndungata yakwa nĩakuĩte. Na rĩrĩ, wee na andũ aya othe, mwĩhaarĩriei kũringa Rũũĩ rwa Jorodani mũtoonye bũrũri ũrĩa ngũmũhe, o ũcio ngũhe andũ a Isiraeli.1:2 Hĩndĩ ĩno andũ a Isiraeli maarĩ Shitimu (2:1), werũ-inĩ wa Moabi (Gũcook 34:3) gũkuhĩ na Rũũĩ rwa Jorodani. 31:3 Gũcook 11:24; Kĩam 50:24Na rĩrĩ, handũ o hothe harĩa mũgaakinya na makinya manyu nĩngamũhe, o ta ũrĩa ndeerire Musa. 4Bũrũri wanyu ũgaatambũrũka kuuma werũ-inĩ o nginya Lebanoni, na kuuma rũũĩ rũrĩa rũnene rwa Farati, nĩguo bũrũri wothe wa Ahiti, o nginya Iria-inĩ rĩrĩa Inene rĩa mwena wa ithũĩro. 51:5 Gũcook 7:24; Atiir 6:12Gũtikagĩa mũndũ ũkaahota gũgwĩtiiria matukũ mothe ma muoyo waku. O ta ũrĩa ndaarĩ na Musa, ũguo noguo ngũkorwo hamwe nawe; ndigagũtiganĩria kana ngũtirike.

6“Gĩa na hinya na ũũmĩrĩrie, nĩgũkorwo nĩwe ũgũtongoria andũ aya mathiĩ makagae bũrũri ũrĩa ndehĩtire na mwĩhĩtwa kũrĩ maithe mao atĩ nĩngamahe. 71:7 1Ath 2:3; Thab 78:10Gĩa na hinya na ũũmĩrĩrie mũno. Menyagĩrĩra gwathĩkagĩra watho wothe ũrĩa ndungata yakwa Musa aagwathire wĩkage; ndũkanagarũrũke na mwena wa ũrĩo kana wa ũmotho ũũtige, nĩgeetha ũgĩĩage na ũhootani kũrĩa guothe ũrĩthiiaga. 81:8 Thaam 4:15; Thab 1:1-3Ciugo cia Ibuku rĩĩrĩ rĩa Watho itikanatige kwario nĩ kanua gaku; no wĩcũũranagie ũhoro warĩo mũthenya na ũtukũ, nĩgeetha ũmenyagĩrĩre gwĩka maũndũ marĩa mothe maandĩkĩtwo thĩinĩ warĩo. Hĩndĩ ĩyo nĩ ũkaagaacĩra, na ũgĩe na ũhootani. 91:9 Gũcook 31:6; Jer 1:8Githĩ ti-niĩ ngwathĩte? Wee gĩa o na hinya na ũũmĩrĩrie. Ndũkanetigĩre o na kana; ũũrwo nĩ hinya, nĩgũkorwo Jehova Ngai waku arĩ hamwe nawe kũrĩa guothe ũrĩthiiaga.”

101:10 Kĩam 8:1; Ndar 23:22Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Joshua agĩatha anene arĩa maaroraga andũ atĩrĩ: 111:11 Thab 107:26; Ndar 15:14“Tuĩkanĩriai kambĩ-inĩ mũkĩĩraga andũ atĩrĩ, ‘Haarĩriai rĩĩgu mũige, nĩ ũndũ mĩthenya ĩtatũ kuuma ũmũthĩ yathira nĩguo mũkaaringa Rũũĩ rwa Jorodani nĩgeetha mũthiĩ mũtoonye na mwĩgwatĩre bũrũri ũrĩa Jehova Ngai wanyu ekũmũhe ũtuĩke wanyu.’ ”

12Ningĩ Joshua akĩarĩria andũ a mũhĩrĩga wa Rubeni, na wa Gadi, na nuthu ya mũhĩrĩga wa Manase, akĩmeera atĩrĩ, 13“Ririkanai watho ũrĩa mwaheirwo nĩ Musa ndungata ya Jehova, akiuga atĩrĩ, ‘Jehova Ngai wanyu nĩamũheete ũhurũko na nĩamũheete bũrũri ũyũ.’ 141:14 1Ath 20:39; Kĩam 47:29Atumia anyu, na ciana cianyu, na ũhiũ wanyu no maikare bũrũri ũrĩa mwaheirwo nĩ Musa mwena wa irathĩro rĩa Rũũĩ rwa Jorodani, no arũme othe anyu othe arĩa njamba cia ita meeohete indo cia mbaara, no nginya maringe mũrĩmo ũũrĩa ũngĩ matongoretie ariũ a ithe wanyu. No nginya mũgateithie ariũ a ithe wanyu. 151:15 Ndar 32:20-22; Josh 22:1-4nginya rĩrĩa Jehova akaamahe ũhurũko o ta ũrĩa amũheete inyuĩ, na nginya rĩrĩa o nao makegwatĩra bũrũri ũrĩa Jehova Ngai wanyu ekũmahe. Thuutha ũcio, no mũcooke mũgaikare bũrũri wanyu inyuĩ ene, ũrĩa mwaheirwo nĩ Musa ndungata ya Jehova mwena wa irathĩro wa Jorodani, ũcio ũrorete mwena ũrĩa riũa rĩrathagĩra.”

16Hĩndĩ ĩyo magĩcookeria Joshua, makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Nĩtũgwĩka ũrĩa wothe ũgũtwatha na nĩ tũgũthiĩ kũrĩa guothe ũgũtũtũma. 17O ta ũrĩa twaathĩkĩire Musa maũndũ-inĩ mothe-rĩ, ũguo noguo tũrĩgwathĩkagĩra. No rĩrĩ, Jehova Ngai waku arokorwo hamwe nawe o ta ũrĩa aarĩ hamwe na Musa. 18Mũndũ wothe ũkaaremera uuge waku na arege gwathĩkĩra maũndũ mothe marĩa ũkaamatha, no nginya mũndũ ũcio akooragwo. No rĩrĩ, gĩa na hinya na ũũmĩrĩrie!”