1These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.1.1 the Red…: or, Zuph 2(There are eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadesh-barnea.) 3And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them; 4After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei: 5On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying, 6The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount: 7Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.1.7 all…: Heb. all his neighbours 8Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.1.8 set: Heb. given
9¶ And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone: 10The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude. 11(The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!) 12How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife? 13Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.1.13 Take: Heb. Give 14And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do. 15So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.1.15 made: Heb. gave 16And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him. 17Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.1.17 respect…: Heb. acknowledge faces 18And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.
19¶ And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea. 20And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give unto us. 21Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
22¶ And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall come. 23And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe: 24And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and searched it out. 25And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us. 26Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God: 27And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us. 28Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.1.28 discouraged: Heb. melted 29Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them. 30The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes; 31And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place. 32Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God, 33Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day. 34And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying, 35Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers, 36Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.1.36 wholly…: Heb. fulfilled to go after 37Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither. 38But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it. 39Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it. 40But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea. 41Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill. 42And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up, neither fight; for I am not among you; lest ye be smitten before your enemies. 43So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.1.43 went…: Heb. ye were presumptuous, and went up 44And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah. 45And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you. 46So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that ye abode there.
Wotu Fi Horeb
1Eyi ne nsɛm a Mose ka kyerɛɛ Israelfo nyinaa wɔ sare no so wɔ Yordan apuei. Wɔbɔɔ atenae wɔ Yordan bon a ɛbɛn Suf, wɔ Paran, Tofel, Laban, Haserot ne Di-Sahab ntam no. 2Efi Horeb de kɔ Kades-Barnea no, ɔkwan a ɛfa bepɔw Seir no, yɛ nnafua dubaako kwan.
3Israelfo fii Bepɔw Sinai no, afe a ɛto so aduanan no ɔsram dubaako no da a edi kan no, Mose kaa nsɛm a Awurade hyɛɛ no sɛ ɔnka nkyerɛ Israelfo no pɛpɛɛpɛ kyerɛɛ wɔn. 4Ɔkaa saa asɛm yi wɔ bere a na wɔadi Amorifo hene Sihon a na odi ade wɔ Hesbon ne Basanhene Og a na odi ade wɔ Astarot ne Edrei so nkonim.
5Yordan apuei fam a ɛwɔ Moab asase so na Mose fii ase kyerɛkyerɛɛ mmara no mu se:
6Awurade ka kyerɛɛ yɛn wɔ Horeb se: “Moatena saa bepɔw yi so akyɛ dodo. 7Muntutu nkɔtena Amorifo nkoko no so; monkɔtena nnipa a wɔbemmɛn Araba mmepɔw no mu ne atɔe mmepɔw ayaase hɔ nyinaa mu; monkɔ Negeb na momfa mpoano nkosi Kanaanfo asase so ne Lebanon nkodu Asubɔnten Eufrate ho. 8Muntie! Mede saa asase yi ama mo. Monkɔ na monkɔfa asase a Awurade hyɛɛ bɔ sɛ ɔde bɛma mo agyanom Abraham, Isak ne Yakob ne wɔn asefo no.”
Akannifo No Yiyi
9Saa bere no, meka kyerɛɛ mo se, “Me nko ara merentumi nyɛ mo ho adwuma. 10Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn, ama mo ase adɔ enti nnɛ yi, mo ase afɛe te sɛ ɔsoro nsoromma. 11Awurade mo agyanom Nyankopɔn mma mo nnɔ mmɔho mpempem na onhyira mo sɛnea wahyɛ mo bɔ no! 12Na ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na me nko metumi asoa mo haw ne mo nnesoa ne mo ntawntaw? 13Mompaw mmarima bi a wɔwɔ nyansa, ntease na wɔwɔ din pa mfi abusuakuw biara mu na memfa wɔn ntuatua mo ano.”
14Mubuaa me se, “Dwuma a woasusuw sɛ wubedi no ye.”
15Enti mede mo mmusuakuw mu mmarima atitiriw, anyansafo a wɔn anim wɔ nyam no tuatuaa mo ano apem apem, ɔha ɔha, aduonum aduonum ne du du so mpanyin ne mo mmusuakuw so sɛ ahwɛfo. 16Na atemmufo a wɔwɔ hɔ saa bere no nso, mehyɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Sɛ akasakasa ba anuanom ntam, sɛ asɛm no yɛ Israelni ne ne nua bi anaa Israelni ne ɔhɔho bi a, monhwɛ na mummu atɛntrenee. 17Mo atemmu mu, mummmu ntɛnkyew. Muntie ɔketewa ne ɔkɛse pɛ. Munnsuro onipa biara, efisɛ Onyankopɔn na obu atɛn. Asɛm a ɛyɛ den ma mo no, momfa mmrɛ me na minni.” 18Na saa bere no, mekaa biribiara a ɛsɛ sɛ moyɛ kyerɛɛ mo.
19Na sɛnea Awurade hyɛɛ yɛn no, yefii Horeb de yɛn ani kyerɛɛ Amorifo bepɔw a yɛnam sare pradada a moahu no so koduu Kades-Barnea. 20Afei, meka kyerɛɛ mo se, “Moadu Amorifo bepɔw man a Awurade de rema yɛn no so. 21Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn, de asase no ama mo. Momforo nkɔfa, sɛnea Awurade, mo agyanom Nyankopɔn, ka kyerɛɛ mo no. Munnsuro: mommma obi mmu mo aba mu.”
22Na mo nyinaa baa me nkyɛn bɛkae se, “Momma yɛnsoma mmarima nni yɛn anim na wɔnkɔsra asase no so mma yɛn na wɔmmɛka nea wobehu nkyerɛ yɛn na ɛno na ɛbɛkyerɛ yɛn kwan ne nkurow ko a yɛbɛfa so.”
23Na saa nsusuwii yi ye ma me nti mepaw akwansrafo dumien a mo mmusuakuw dumien no mu nnipa biara wɔ mu. 24Wɔforoo bepɔw no na wokoduu Eskol subon mu sraa hɔ. 25Na wɔfaa asase no so aba bi de brɛɛ yɛn. Na wɔkae se, asase a Awurade yɛn Nyankopɔn de ama yɛn no yɛ asase pa.
26Nanso na mompɛ sɛ moforo kɔ soro. Motew Awurade asɛm so atua. 27Munwiinwii wɔ mo ntamadan mu kae se, “Awurade tan yɛn nti na ɔde yɛn fi Misraim de yɛn abɛhyɛ Amorifo nsam sɛ wonkunkum yɛn no. 28Yɛrekɔ he? Yɛn akwansrafo no amanneɛbɔ no abu yɛn aba mu. ‘Wɔka se nnipa yɛ atenten ahoɔdenfo sen yɛn. Wɔn nkurow yɛ akɛse a afasu a wɔatoto afa ho no kɔ sorosoro. Na mpo, yehuu Anakfo wɔ hɔ!’ ”
29Na meka kyerɛɛ mo se, “Mommɔ hu, munnsuro wɔn. 30Awurade di mo anim. Ɔbɛko ama mo sɛnea muhuu no sɛ ɔyɛɛ wɔ Misraim no. 31Na muhuu nso sɛnea Awurade kɔɔ so hwɛɛ mo ntoatoaso wɔ sare so ha sɛnea agya hwɛ ne ba no. Moatwa kwan no nyinaa de abedu beae ha.”
32Nanso eyi nyinaa akyi no, moannya Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, mu awerehyɛmu. 33Ɔno na odii mo akwantu no anim, pɛɛ beae pa maa mo tenae, de ogya dum kyerɛɛ mo kwan anadwo de omununkum dum kyerɛɛ mo kwan awia.
34Awurade tee sɛ morenwiinwii no, ne bo fuw yiye na ɔkaa ntam se, 35“Saa awo ntoatoaso bɔne yi mu onipa baako koraa nni hɔ a obehu asase pa a, maka ho ntam sɛ mede bɛma mo agyanom no, 36gye Yefune babarima Kaleb. Ɔno na obehu saa asase yi. Mede asase a ne nan sii so no bɛma ɔne nʼasefo, efisɛ ɔde ne koma nyinaa dii Awurade akyi.”
37Me nso, esiane mo nti, Awurade bo fuw me. Ɔka kyerɛɛ me se, “Wo nan rensi Bɔhyɛ Asase no so da. 38Na mmom, wo boafo Nun babarima Yosua na obedi ɔmanfo no anim akɔ asase no so. Hyɛ no nkuran, efisɛ obedi Israelfo no anim akɔfa asase no. 39Mede asase no bɛma wo mma a wonnim biribiara. Wo mma a wonnim papa nnim bɔne no a na wusuro sɛ wɔbɛkyere wɔn nnommum no na mede asase no bɛma wɔn. Wɔn na wɔbɛtena asase no so. 40Na wo de, dan wʼani kɔ sare so a ɛkeka kɔ Po Kɔkɔɔ no so hɔ.”
41Ɛno na mugye too mu se “Yɛayɛ bɔne atia Awurade. Yɛbɛkɔ asase no so akɔko sɛnea Awurade aka akyerɛ yɛn no.” Enti mo mu biara faa nʼakode hyehyɛe. Na mususuwii sɛ ɔman a ɛda bepɔw so no sokɔ yɛ mmerɛw.
42Nanso Awurade ka kyerɛɛ me se, “Ka kyerɛ wɔn se, ‘Monnkɔ hɔ nkɔko, efisɛ merenka mo ho nkɔ. Mo atamfo no bedi mo so.’ ”
43Meka kyerɛɛ mo, nanso moantie. Mosɔre tiaa Awurade ahyɛde no na monam ahomaso so foro kɔɔ asase no so kɔkoe. 44Amorifo a wɔte bepɔw no so nso sɔre baa mo so; wɔtaa mo sɛ nnowa, boroo mo fi Seir koduu Horma. 45Afei, mosan ba besuu wɔ Awurade anim, nanso osiw nʼaso a wantie mo su no. 46Ɛno nti, motenaa Kades nna bebree.