Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

約書亞記 1

主對約書亞的吩咐

1耶和華的僕人摩西死了以後,耶和華對摩西的助手——嫩的兒子約書亞說: 「我的僕人摩西已經死了,現在你和全體以色列人要準備渡過約旦河,到我要賜給你們的地方去。 我已把你們腳掌將踏之地都賜給了你們,正如我對摩西的應許。 從南部的曠野直到北部的黎巴嫩,從東部的幼發拉底大河直到西部的地中海,包括赫人居住的全境,都將是你們的領土。 在你有生之年,沒有人能夠抵擋你。過去我怎樣與摩西同在,也必照樣與你同在,我必不離開你,也不丟棄你。 你要剛強勇敢,因為你要帶領這些人佔領我起誓賜給他們祖先的土地。 你只要剛強勇敢,謹遵我僕人摩西所吩咐你的一切律法,毫不偏離,就可以無往不利。 你要常常誦讀這律法書,晝夜不斷地思想,以便謹遵律法書上的一切指示。這樣,你必亨通、順利。 我再次吩咐你,要剛強勇敢!不要害怕,也不要灰心,因為你無論走到哪裡,你的上帝耶和華必與你同在。」

10 於是,約書亞吩咐民眾的首領說: 11 「你們要走遍全營,吩咐大家預備好食物。因為三天之內,你們就要過約旦河,去佔領你們的上帝耶和華賜給你們的土地。」

12 約書亞又對呂便支派、迦得支派和瑪拿西半個支派的人說: 13 「你們要牢記耶和華的僕人摩西吩咐你們的話,他說你們的上帝耶和華要把約旦河東面的土地賜給你們,讓你們安居。 14 你們的妻子兒女和牲畜可以留在約旦河東岸摩西分給你們的土地上,但你們當中所有的勇士要帶著兵器先過約旦河,幫助你們的弟兄。 15 要等到你們的上帝耶和華使你們的弟兄像你們一樣得到祂所賜的土地,安居以後,你們才可以回到約旦河東,在耶和華的僕人摩西分給你們的土地上定居。」 16 他們回答約書亞說:「凡你命令我們的,我們一定遵行。無論你派我們去哪裡,我們一定去。 17 我們在一切的事上怎樣服從摩西,也必照樣服從你,願你的上帝耶和華與你同在,像與摩西同在一樣。 18 任何人違抗你的命令,不照你的吩咐去做,都要被處死。你要剛強勇敢!」

The Message

Joshua 1

11-9 After the death of Moses the servant of God, God spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant:

“Moses my servant is dead. Get going. Cross this Jordan River, you and all the people. Cross to the country I’m giving to the People of Israel. I’m giving you every square inch of the land you set your foot on—just as I promised Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon east to the Great River, the Euphrates River—all the Hittite country—and then west to the Great Sea. It’s all yours. All your life, no one will be able to hold out against you. In the same way I was with Moses, I’ll be with you. I won’t give up on you; I won’t leave you. Strength! Courage! You are going to lead this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.”

The Taking of the Land

10-11 Then Joshua gave orders to the people’s leaders: “Go through the camp and give this order to the people: ‘Pack your bags. In three days you will cross this Jordan River to enter and take the land God, your God, is giving you to possess.’”

12-15 Then Joshua addressed the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. He said, “Remember what Moses the servant of God commanded you: God, your God, gives you rest and he gives you this land. Your wives, your children, and your livestock can stay here east of the Jordan, the country Moses gave you; but you, tough soldiers all, must cross the River in battle formation, leading your brothers, helping them until God, your God, gives your brothers a place of rest just as he has done for you. They also will take possession of the land that God, your God, is giving them. Then you will be free to return to your possession, given to you by Moses the servant of God, across the Jordan to the east.”

16-18 They answered Joshua: “Everything you commanded us, we’ll do. Wherever you send us, we’ll go. We obeyed Moses to the letter; we’ll also obey you—we just pray that God, your God, will be with you as he was with Moses. Anyone who questions what you say and refuses to obey whatever you command him will be put to death. Strength! Courage!”