New Amharic Standard Version

ኢያሱ 4:1-24

1ሕዝቡ ሁሉ ዮርዳኖስን ከተሻገረ በኋላ፣ እግዚአብሔር ኢያሱን እንዲህ አለው፤ 2“ከሕዝቡ መካከል ከየነገዱ አንዳንድ ሰው፣ በድምሩ ዐሥራ ሁለት ሰው ምረጥ፤ 3እንዲሁም ከዮርዳኖስ ወንዝ መካከል ልክ ካህናቱ ከቆሙበት ስፍራ ዐሥራ ሁለት ድንጋይ አንሥተው በመሸከም ከእናንተ ጋር እንዲሻገሩና ዛሬ በምታድሩበት ቦታ እንዲያኖሯቸው ንገራቸው።”

4ስለዚህ ኢያሱ ከእያንዳንዱ የእስራኤል ነገድ የሾማቸውን ዐሥራ ሁለት ሰዎች ጠራ፤ 5እንዲህም አላቸው፤ “ከአምላካችሁ ከእግዚአብሔር ታቦት ፊት ቀድማችሁ ወደ ዮርዳኖስ ወንዝ መካከል ዕለፉ፤ እያንዳንዳችሁም በእስራኤል ነገድ ቊጥር አንዳንድ ድንጋይ በትከሻችሁ ተሸከሙ፤ 6ይህም በመካከላችሁ ምልክት እንዲሆናችሁ ነው። ወደ ፊት ልጆቻችሁ፣ ‘እነዚህ ድንጋዮች ምንድን ናቸው?’ ብለው ቢጠይቋችሁ፣ 7የዮርዳኖስ ወንዝ በእግዚአብሔር የቃል ኪዳኑ ታቦት ፊት መቆሙን፤ እንዲሁም ታቦቱ ዮርዳኖስን በሚሻገርበት ጊዜ፣ የዮርዳኖስ ወንዝ ውሃ መቆሙን፣ እነዚህ ድንጋዮች ለእስራኤል ሕዝብ የዘላለም መታሰቢያ መሆናቸውን ንገሯቸው።”

8እስራኤላውያንም ኢያሱ እንዳዘዛቸው አደረጉ፤ እግዚአብሔር ለኢያሱ በነገረውም መሠረት፣ በእስራኤል ነገዶች ቊጥር ልክ ዐሥራ ሁለት ድንጋዮች ከዮርዳኖስ ወንዝ መካከል አነሡ፤ ወደ ሰፈራቸውም ይዘው በመሻገር በዚያ አኖሯቸው። 9ኢያሱም የቃል ኪዳኑን ታቦት የተሸከሙት ካህናት ቆመውበት በነበረው በዮርዳኖስ ወንዝ መካከል ሌሎች ዐሥራ ሁለት ድንጋዮችን አቆመ፤ እነዚህም ድንጋዮች እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ4፥9 ወይም “ዐሥራ ሁለት ድንጋዮች አቆመ” በዚሁ ስፍራ ይገኛሉ።

10ሙሴ ለኢያሱ በሰጠው መመሪያ መሠረት፣ እግዚእብሔር ለሕዝቡ እንUntitled eventዲነግር ኢያሱን ያዘዘው እስኪፈጸም ድረስ፣ ታቦቱን የተሸከሙት ካህናት በዮርዳኖስ መካከል ቆመው ቈዩ፤ ሕዝቡም ፈጥነው ተሻገሩ፤ 11ሕዝቡ ሁሉ ተሻግረው እንዳበቁ፣ የእግዚአብሔር ታቦትና ካህናቱ፣ ሕዝቡ እያዩአቸው ተሻገሩ። 12የሮቤል ነገድና የጋድ ነገድ፣ የምናሴም ነገድ እኩሌታ ሙሴ ባዘዛቸው መሠረት፣ የጦር መሣሪያቸውን ይዘው ከእስራኤላውያን ፊት ቀድመው ተሻገሩ። 13አርባ ሺህ ያህሉ ጦርና ጋሻቸውን ይዘው፣ ለውጊያ ዝግጁ ሆነው፣ በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ወደ ኢያሪኮ ሜዳ ተሻገሩ።

14በዚያች ዕለት እግዚአብሔር ኢያሱን በእስራኤል ሁሉ ፊት ከፍ ከፍ አደረገው፤ ሕዝቡ ሙሴን እንዳከበሩት ሁሉ፣ ኢያሱንም በሕይወት ዘመኑ ሁሉ አከበሩት።

15ከዚያም እግዚአብሔር ኢያሱን እንዲህ አለው፤ 16“የምስክሩን ታቦት የተሸከሙትን ካህናት ከዮርዳኖስ ወንዝ እንዲወጡ እዘዛቸው።”

17ኢያሱም ካህናቱን “ከዮርዳኖስ ውጡ” ብሎ አዘዛቸው።

18ካህናቱ የእግዚአብሔርን የቃል ኪዳን ታቦት ተሸክመው ከውሃው በመውጣት እግራቸው ደረቁን መሬት ልክ ሲነካ የዮርዳኖስ ውሃ ወደ ስፍራው ተመለሰ፤ እንደ ቀድሞው ሁሉ ሞልቶ በዳሩ ሁሉ ይፈስ ጀመር።

19የመጀመሪያው ወር በገባ በዐሥረኛው ቀን ሕዝቡ ዮርዳኖስን ተሻግሮ በኢያሪኮ ምሥራቃዊ ዳርቻ በጌልገላ ሰፈረ። 20ኢያሱም ከዮርዳኖስ ወንዝ ያወጧቸውን ዐሥራ ሁለት ድንጋዮች በጌልገላ ተከላቸው፤ 21እስራኤላውያንንም እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ልጆቻችሁ ወደ ፊት፣ ‘እነዚህ ድንጋዮች ምንድን ናቸው?’ ብለው አባቶቻቸውን ቢጠይቁ፣ 22‘እስራኤል ይህን ዮርዳኖስ በደረቅ ምድር ተሻገረ’ ብላችሁ ንገሯቸው፤ 23አኛ እስክንሻገር ድረስ አምላካችሁ እግዚአብሔር ቀይ ባሕርን4፥23 ዕብራይስጡ፣ “ያም ስውፍ” ይላል፤ ይኸውም የደንገል ባሕር ማለት ነው። እንዳ ደረቀው ሁሉ እናንተም እስክትሻገሩ ድረስ አምላካችሁ እግዚአብሔር የዮርዳኖስን ወንዝ በፊታችሁ አደረቀው። 24ይህን ያደረገውም፣ የእግዚአብሔር ክንድ ብርቱ መሆኑን የምድር ሕዝቦች ሁሉ እንዲያውቁና እናንተም አምላካችሁን እግዚአብሔርን ለዘላለም እንድ ትፈሩ ነው።”

King James Version

Joshua 4:1-24

1And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, 2Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man, 3And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests’ feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night. 4Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man: 5And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of Jordan, and take ye up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel: 6That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?4.6 in time…: Heb. to morrow 7Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever. 8And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORD spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there. 9And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day.

10¶ For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan, until every thing was finished that the LORD commanded Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people hasted and passed over. 11And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over, that the ark of the LORD passed over, and the priests, in the presence of the people. 12And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before the children of Israel, as Moses spake unto them: 13About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.4.13 prepared: or, ready armed

14¶ On that day the LORD magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his life. 15And the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, 16Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan. 17Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come ye up out of Jordan. 18And it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD were come up out of the midst of Jordan, and the soles of the priests’ feet were lifted up unto the dry land, that the waters of Jordan returned unto their place, and flowed over all his banks, as they did before.4.18 lifted…: Heb. plucked up4.18 flowed: Heb. went

19¶ And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho.

20And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal. 21And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones?4.21 in time…: Heb. to morrow 22Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land. 23For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over: 24That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.4.24 for ever: Heb. all days