New International Version

Joshua 1

Joshua Installed as Leader

1After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: “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. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Your 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. No 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. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.

“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. Keep 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. Have 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.”

10 So 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.’”

12 But 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.’ 14 Your 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 15 until 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.”

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

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Yoswa 1

1Awo Musa omuweereza wa Mukama bwe yamala okufa, Mukama n’agamba Yoswa mutabani wa Nuuni, eyali omubeezi wa Musa nti, “Musa omuweereza wange afudde, kale kaakano weeteeketeeke osomoke omugga guno Yoludaani ggwe awamu n’abantu bano bonna mulyoke muyingire mu nsi eno gye mbawa mmwe abaana ba Isirayiri[a]. Nga bwe nasuubiza Musa, buli we munaalinnyanga ekigere, mbawaddewo. Mbawadde ekitundu ekyo kyonna okuviira ddala ku ddungu ne ku Lebanooni, okutuuka ku mugga omunene, Fulaati, n’ensi ey’Abakiiti n’okutuukira ddala ku Nnyanja Ennene ebugwanjuba. Tewali n’omu alisobola kubaziyiza ennaku zonna ez’obulamu bwo; nga bwe nabeeranga ne Musa era bwe ntyo bwe nnaabeeranga naawe, sirikuleka wadde okukwabuulira.

“Ddamu amaanyi, guma omwoyo; kubanga ggwe oligabira abantu bano ensi gye nasuubiza edda bajjajjaabwe. Ddamu amaanyi era beera muzira, byonna by’okola obyesigamye ku mateeka omuweereza wange Musa ge yakulagira; togaviirangako ddala, oleme okukyama ku mukono ogwa ddyo oba ogwa kkono olyoke obenga omuwanguzi buli gy’onoogendanga. Ekitabo kino eky’amateeka tekikuvanga mu kamwa, okifumiitirizangako emisana n’ekiro olyoke oteekenga mu nkola ebyo bye kikulagira era bw’otyo bw’oneefunira obuwanguzi n’okukulaakulana. Si nze nkulagidde? Noolwekyo ddamu amaanyi, guma omwoyo, totya era toterebuka kubanga Mukama Katonda wo anaabanga naawe buli gy’onoogendanga.”

10 Bw’atyo ne Yoswa n’alagira abakulembeze b’Abayisirayiri nti, 11 “Muyite mu lusiisira lwonna nga mutegeeza abantu bonna nti, ‘Mwesibire entanda kubanga mu nnaku ssatu mulisomoka omugga guno Yoludaani mulyoke mugabane ensi Mukama Katonda wammwe gy’abawa.’ ”

12 Yoswa n’agamba ab’ekika kya Lewubeeni, n’ab’ekika kya Gaadi n’ekitundu ky’ekika kya Manase nti, 13 “Mujjukire omuweereza wa Mukama Musa kye yabalagira ng’agamba nti, ‘Mukama Katonda wammwe abawa ekifo eky’okuwummuliramu era alibawa ensi eno.’ 14 Bakazi bammwe, n’abaana bammwe abato balisigala wano awamu n’amagana gammwe mu kitundu kino Musa kye yabawa edda ebuvanjuba w’omugga Yoludaani. Naye abasajja bammwe enkwatangabo nga bambalidde ebyokulwanyisa, bateekwa okubakulemberamu n’okubalwanirira, 15 okutuusa baganda bammwe abo nabo Mukama lw’alibawa ensi eyo n’abatebenkeza. N’oluvannyuma mulikomawo mu kitundu kino Musa omuweereza wa Mukama kye yabawa emitala wa Yoludaani okwolekera ebuvanjuba.”

16 Awo ne baanukula Yoswa nti, “Byonna by’otukalaatidde tunaabikola era tunaagenda yonna gy’onootusindika. 17 Nga bwe twagonderanga Musa mu byonna naawe bwe tunaakugonderanga tutyo; Mukama Katonda wo abeerenga naawe nga bwe yabeeranga ne Musa. 18 Buli anaajeemeranga ebigambo byo n’atabiwuliriza anattibwanga. Ddamu amaanyi, guma omwoyo.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:2 Mu biro ebyo Abayisirayiri baali mu Sittimu (2:1) mu nsi y’e Mowaabu (Ma 34:3) okumpi ne Yoludaani.