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Deuteronomy 1:1-46

The Command to Leave Horeb

1These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the wilderness east of the Jordan—that is, in the Arabah—opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab. 2(It takes eleven days to go from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea by the Mount Seir road.)

3In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses proclaimed to the Israelites all that the Lord had commanded him concerning them. 4This was after he had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, and at Edrei had defeated Og king of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth.

5East of the Jordan in the territory of Moab, Moses began to expound this law, saying:

6The Lord our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain. 7Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; go to all the neighboring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the Euphrates. 8See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land the Lord swore he would give to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—and to their descendants after them.”

The Appointment of Leaders

9At that time I said to you, “You are too heavy a burden for me to carry alone. 10The Lord your God has increased your numbers so that today you are as numerous as the stars in the sky. 11May the Lord, the God of your ancestors, increase you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised! 12But how can I bear your problems and your burdens and your disputes all by myself? 13Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you.”

14You answered me, “What you propose to do is good.”

15So I took the leading men of your tribes, wise and respected men, and appointed them to have authority over you—as commanders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens and as tribal officials. 16And I charged your judges at that time, “Hear the disputes between your people and judge fairly, whether the case is between two Israelites or between an Israelite and a foreigner residing among you. 17Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it.” 18And at that time I told you everything you were to do.

Spies Sent Out

19Then, as the Lord our God commanded us, we set out from Horeb and went toward the hill country of the Amorites through all that vast and dreadful wilderness that you have seen, and so we reached Kadesh Barnea. 20Then I said to you, “You have reached the hill country of the Amorites, which the Lord our God is giving us. 21See, the Lord your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

22Then all of you came to me and said, “Let us send men ahead to spy out the land for us and bring back a report about the route we are to take and the towns we will come to.”

23The idea seemed good to me; so I selected twelve of you, one man from each tribe. 24They left and went up into the hill country, and came to the Valley of Eshkol and explored it. 25Taking with them some of the fruit of the land, they brought it down to us and reported, “It is a good land that the Lord our God is giving us.”

Rebellion Against the Lord

26But you were unwilling to go up; you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God. 27You grumbled in your tents and said, “The Lord hates us; so he brought us out of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us. 28Where can we go? Our brothers have made our hearts melt in fear. They say, ‘The people are stronger and taller than we are; the cities are large, with walls up to the sky. We even saw the Anakites there.’ ”

29Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. 30The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, 31and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”

32In spite of this, you did not trust in the Lord your God, 33who went ahead of you on your journey, in fire by night and in a cloud by day, to search out places for you to camp and to show you the way you should go.

34When the Lord heard what you said, he was angry and solemnly swore: 35“No one from this evil generation shall see the good land I swore to give your ancestors, 36except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, because he followed the Lord wholeheartedly.”

37Because of you the Lord became angry with me also and said, “You shall not enter it, either. 38But your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will enter it. Encourage him, because he will lead Israel to inherit it. 39And the little ones that you said would be taken captive, your children who do not yet know good from bad—they will enter the land. I will give it to them and they will take possession of it. 40But as for you, turn around and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea.1:40 Or the Sea of Reeds

41Then you replied, “We have sinned against the Lord. We will go up and fight, as the Lord our God commanded us.” So every one of you put on his weapons, thinking it easy to go up into the hill country.

42But the Lord said to me, “Tell them, ‘Do not go up and fight, because I will not be with you. You will be defeated by your enemies.’ ”

43So I told you, but you would not listen. You rebelled against the Lord’s command and in your arrogance you marched up into the hill country. 44The Amorites who lived in those hills came out against you; they chased you like a swarm of bees and beat you down from Seir all the way to Hormah. 45You came back and wept before the Lord, but he paid no attention to your weeping and turned a deaf ear to you. 46And so you stayed in Kadesh many days—all the time you spent there.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Ekyamateeka Olwokubiri 1:1-46

Musa Ayogera nga Katonda bw’Anaakulembera Abayisirayiri

1Bino bye bigambo Musa bye yategeeza Abayisirayiri bonna nga bali ku ludda olw’ebuvanjuba w’omugga Yoludaani mu ddungu, mu Alaba okwolekera Sufu, wakati wa Palani ne Toferi, ne Labani, ne Kazerosi ne Dizakabu. 21:2 a Kuv 3:1 b Kbl 13:26; Ma 9:23Waliwo olugendo lwa nnaku kkumi na lumu1:2 Mu biro biri entambula yali ya njawulo okuva e Kolebu1:2 Kolebu Erinnya ly’Olusozi Kolebu eddala ly’Olusozi Sinaayi. okutuuka e Kadesubanea, ng’okutte ekkubo eriyitira ku Lusozi Seyiri.

31:3 a Kbl 33:38 b Ma 4:1-2Awo ku lunaku olw’olubereberye olw’omwezi ogw’ekkumi n’ogumu, mu mwaka ogw’amakumi ana, Musa n’ategeeza abaana ba Isirayiri ebyo byonna Mukama bye yamulagira okubabuulira. 41:4 a Kbl 21:21-26 b Kbl 21:25 c Kbl 21:33-35; Yos 13:12Mu kiseera ekyo Musa yali amaze okuwangula Sikoni kabaka w’Abamoli eyabeeranga mu Kesuboni, ne Ogi kabaka w’e Basani eyabeeranga mu Asutaloosi ne mu Ederei.

5Ku ludda lw’eyo olw’ebuvanjuba olw’omugga Yoludaani, mu nsi ya Mowaabu, Musa n’atandika okulangirira amateeka gano ng’ayogera nti:

61:6 a Kbl 10:13 b Kuv 3:1Mukama Katonda waffe yatugamba nga tuli ku Kolebu nti, ‘Ebbanga lye mumaze ku lusozi luno limala; 71:7 a Yos 10:40 b Ma 11:24kale musitule mukyuke, mutambule nga mwolekera ensi ey’ensozi ey’Abamoli, ne mu baliraanwa baabwe yonna mu Alaba, mu nsozi, ne mu bisenyi, ne mu Negebu, ne ku lubalama lw’ennyanja, ne mu nsi ya Bakanani n’ey’Abalebanooni, okutuukira ddala ku mugga omunene, Omugga Fulaati. 81:8 Lub 12:7; 15:18; 17:7-8; 26:4; 28:13Mulabe, ensi eyo ngibawadde. Muyingire mwetwalire ensi eyo Mukama Katonda gye yeerayirira okugiwa bajjajjammwe: Ibulayimu, ne Isaaka, ne Yakobo; okugibawa bo n’ezzadde lyabwe eririddawo.’ 

Okulonda Abakulembeze

91:9 Kuv 18:18“Mu biro ebyo nabagamba nti, ‘Sisobola kubalabirira nzekka bw’omu. 101:10 a Lub 15:5 b Ma 10:22; 28:62Mukama Katonda wammwe abongedde nnyo obungi, ne muwera nnyo; era, laba, kaakano muli ng’emmunyeenye ez’oku ggulu mu bungi bwammwe. 111:11 Lub 22:17; Kuv 32:13Nsaba Mukama Katonda wa bajjajjammwe abongereko obungi emirundi lukumi okusinga nga bwe muli leero, era abawenga omukisa nga bwe yabasuubiza. 12Kale, nze obw’omu nzekka nnaasobola ntya okwetikka omugugu gwammwe ogwo oguzitowa bwe gutyo, n’okubamalirawo ennyombo zammwe? 131:13 Kuv 18:21Kale nno, mwerondemu, mu buli kika kyammwe, ab’amagezi, abategeevu era abalina obumanyirivu nga bassibwamu ekitiibwa, nange nnaabakuza ne mbafuula abakulembeze bammwe.’ 14Nammwe mwanziramu nti, ‘Ekintu ky’otuteeserezza ffe okukola kirungi tukisiima.’

151:15 Kuv 18:25“Bwe ntyo ne nzirira abakulu b’ebika byammwe, nga basajja ba magezi, abalina obumanyirivu, era abassibwamu ekitiibwa, ne mbalonda okubeeranga abakulembeze bammwe; okubanga abafuzi b’enkumi, n’abalala ab’ebikumi, n’abalala ab’amakumi ataano, n’abalala ab’ekkumi, mu bika byammwe byonna. 161:16 a Ma 16:18; Yk 7:24 b Lv 24:22Mu biro ebyo ne nkuutira abaabalamulanga nti, ‘Muwulirizenga ensonga ezinaabaleeterwanga abooluganda, era musalengawo mu bwenkanya wakati w’owooluganda ne munne, era ne wakati we ne munnaggwanga gw’abeera naye. 171:17 a Lv 19:15; Ma 16:19; Nge 24:23; Yak 2:1 b 2By 19:6 c Kuv 18:26Musalenga emisango awatali kyekubiira; abagagga n’abaavu nga mubawuliriza kyenkanyi. Endabika y’omuntu tebatiisanga, kubanga Katonda y’asala emisango gyonna. Bwe wabangawo omusango gwonna omukakanyavu muguleetanga gye ndi, nze nnaaguwuliranga.’ 18Mu biro ebyo ne mbakuutira ebintu byonna bye musaanira okukolanga.”

Alipoota y’Abakessi

191:19 a Ma 8:15; Yer 2:2, 6 b nny 2; Kbl 13:26Awo ne tusitula okuva e Kolebu, ne tuyita mu ddungu eddene ery’entiisa mwenna lye mwalaba, ne tukwata ekkubo eryatutwala mu nsi ey’ensozi ey’Abamoli, nga Mukama Katonda waffe bwe yatulagira; ne tulyoka tutuuka e Kadesubanea. 20Ne mbagamba nti, “Mutuuse mu nsi ey’ensozi ey’Abamoli, Mukama Katonda waffe gy’atuwadde. 211:21 Yos 1:6, 9, 18Laba, Mukama Katonda wo akuwadde ensi. Kale, yambuka ogyetwalire nga Mukama Katonda wa bajjajjaabo bwe yakugamba. Totya, so toggwaamu maanyi.”

22Awo mwenna ne mujja gye ndi, ne muŋŋamba nti, “Kirungi tutume abantu basooke okutuukako eyo gye tulaga, bakebere ensi bagyetegereze nga bw’eri; balyoke bakomewo batutegeeze ekkubo lye tusaanira okukwata, n’ebibuga bye tunaggukako.”

231:23 Kbl 13:1-3Ekirowoozo ekyo kyandabikira nga kirungi, ne nkisiima; ne nnonda mu mmwe abasajja kkumi na babiri; nga mu buli kika muvaamu omusajja omu omu. 241:24 Kbl 13:21-25Baasitula ne bambuka mu nsi eyo ey’ensozi, ne batuuka mu kiwonvu Esukoli, ne bakiketta. 251:25 Kbl 13:27Ne banoga ku bibala eby’omu nsi omwo ne babituleetera; ne batutegeeza bwe bati nti, “Ensi Mukama Katonda waffe gy’atuwadde nnungi nnyo.

Okwemulugunya kwa Isirayiri

261:26 Kbl 14:1-4“Naye ate ne mutayambuka, ne mujeemera ekiragiro kya Mukama Katonda wammwe. 271:27 Ma 9:28; Zab 106:25Ne mwemulugunyiriza mu weema zammwe nga mugamba nti, ‘Olwokubanga Mukama tatwagala, yatukyawa, kyeyava atuggya mu nsi y’e Misiri alyoke atuweeyo mu mukono gw’Abamoli batuzikirize. 281:28 a Kbl 13:32 b Kbl 13:33; Ma 9:1-3Wa eyo gye tunaayambuka? Ebigambo bya baganda baffe abaagenda okuketta biyongobezza emitima gyaffe, bwe bagambye nti, Abantu abali eri banene, era bawanvu okutusinga ffe; ebibuga byayo binene nnyo, n’ebigo byabyo biwanvu bituukira ddala waggulu mu bire. Ate ne batabani ba Anaki1:28 Anaki baali batuuze b’omu Kanani, era baayitibwanga gasajja. nabo twabalabayo.’ ” 29Naye ne mbaddamu nti, “Temutekemuka mitima, so temubatya. 301:30 Kuv 14:14; Ma 3:22; Nek 4:20Mukama Katonda wammwe bulijjo abakulembera, ye yennyini agenda kubalwaniriranga, nga bwe yabalwanirira mu Misiri nga mulabira ddala n’amaaso gammwe. 311:31 Ma 32:10-12; Is 46:3-4; 63:9; Kos 11:3; Bik 13:18Era ne mu ddungu walabira ddala nga Mukama Katonda wo bwe yakusitula, nga kitaawe w’omwana bw’asitula mutabani we, n’akuyisa mu lugendo lwonna n’okukutuusa n’akutuusa mu kifo kino.”

321:32 Zab 106:24; Yud 5Newaakubadde ng’ebyo byonna byali bwe bityo, Mukama Katonda wammwe temwamwesiga, 331:33 a Kuv 13:21; Zab 78:14 b Kbl 10:33songa ye, yabakulemberanga mu lugendo lwammwe lwonna, n’empagi ey’omuliro ekiro, n’ekire mu budde obw’emisana, n’okubalaganga ekifo we munaasiisiranga.

341:34 Kbl 14:23, 28-30Mukama bwe yawulira ebigambo byammwe n’asunguwala nnyo, n’alayira nti, 351:35 Zab 95:11“Tewalibaawo n’omu ku bantu bano, ab’omulembe guno omubi, aliraba ku nsi eyo ennungi gye nalayirira okuwa bajjajjammwe, 361:36 Kbl 14:24; Yos 14:9okuggyako Kalebu mutabani wa Yefune. Ye agenda kugiraba, era ndimugabira, awamu n’ezzadde lye, ensi gye yalinnyako ekigere kye; kubanga yagondera Mukama n’omutima gwe gwonna.”

371:37 a Ma 3:26; 4:21 b Kbl 20:12Nange Mukama yansunguwalira ku lwammwe, n’aŋŋamba nti, “Naawe toliyingira mu nsi omwo. 381:38 a Kbl 14:30 b Ma 31:7 c Ma 3:28Wabula omuweereza wo Yoswa mutabani wa Nuuni ye aligiyingiramu. Mumuwagire, kubanga ye alikulembera abaana ba Isirayiri ne basikira ensi eyo. 391:39 a Kbl 14:3 b Is 7:15-16Abaana bammwe abato be mwatiisanga nti bagenda kuwambibwa batwalibwe mu busibe, abaana bammwe abo, abaali batannayawulamu kirungi na kibi, be baliyingira mu nsi eyo. Ndigibawa, ne bagyetwalira ne bagyefunira. 401:40 Kbl 14:25Naye mmwe, musitule mukyuke, mukwate olugendo olw’omu ddungu nga mwolekera Ennyanja Emyufu.”

Isirayiri Awangulwa mu Lutalo

41Ne mulyoka munziramu nti, “Twonoonye eri Mukama. Tujja kwambuka tulwane nga Mukama Katonda waffe bwe yatulagira.” Awo buli musajja ne yeesiba ebyokulwanyisa bye eby’olutalo, nga mulowooza nti kyangu okwambuka mu nsi ey’ensozi.

421:42 Kbl 14:41-43Mukama n’aŋŋamba nti, “Bategeeze nti, ‘Temwambuka kulwana, kubanga sijja kubeera nammwe. Abalabe bammwe bajja kubawangula.’ ”

43Bwe ntyo ne mbagamba, naye ne mutawuliriza, ne mujeemera ekiragiro kya Mukama, ne mujjula amalala ne mwambuka mu nsi ey’ensozi. 441:44 Zab 118:12Awo Abamoli abaabeeranga mu nsi eyo ey’ensozi, ne bavaayo ne babalumba, ne babagoba ng’enjuki bwe zikola, ne babakubira mu Seyiri n’okubatuusiza ddala e Koluma. 45Ne mukomawo, ne mukaabira mu maaso ga Mukama, naye Mukama n’atabawuliriza era ne bye mwamukaabirira n’atabibawa. 461:46 Kbl 20:1; Bal 11:17Bwe mutyo ne musigala e Kadesi, okumala ebbanga eryo lyonna lye mwabeera eyo.