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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!”

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!”