New Amharic Standard Version

ኢያሱ 5:1-15

በጌልገላ የተደረገ ግዝረት

1በዚህ ጊዜ ከዮርዳኖስ ማዶ በምዕራብ በኩል ያሉት የአሞራውያን ነገሥታት ሁሉ፣ በባሕሩም ዳርቻ ያሉ የከነዓናውያን ነገሥታት በሙሉ እግዚአብሔር ዮርዳኖስን እስክንሻገር ወንዙን በእስራኤላውያን ፊት እንዴት እንዳ ደረቀው በሰሙ ጊዜ፣ ልባቸው በፍርሃት ቀለጠ፤ እስራኤላውያንንም ለመቋቋም ድፍረት አጡ።

2በዚያን ጊዜ እግዚአብሔር ኢያሱን፣ “የባልጩት መቊረጫ አዘጋጅተህ፣ ያልተገረዙትን እስራኤላውያንን ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ ግረዛቸው” አለው። 3ስለዚህ ኢያሱ የባልጩት መቍረጫ አዘጋጅቶ በጊብዓዝ ዓረሎት5፥3 ትርጓሜውም የሸለፈት ኰረብታ ማለት ነው። በተባለ ስፍራ እስራኤላውያንን ገረዛቸው።

4እንግዲህ ኢያሱ እስራኤላውያንን የገረዘበት ምክንያት ይህ ነው፤ ዕድሜያቸው መሣሪያ ለመያዝ የደረሱ ወንዶች ሁሉ ከግብፅ ከወጡ በኋላ በመንገድ ላይ ሳሉ በምድረ በዳ ሞቱ። 5ከዚያ የወጡት ሰዎች ሁሉ ተገርዘው ነበር፤ ከግብፅ ከወጡ በኋላ በምድረ በዳ በጒዞ ላይ ሳሉ የተወለዱት ግን በሙሉ አልተገረዙም ነበር። 6ግብፅን ለቀው በወጡ ጊዜ መሣሪያ ለመያዝ የደረሱ ወንዶች ሁሉ ለእግዚአብሔር ስላልታዘዙ፣ እነርሱ ሞተው እስኪያልቁ ድረስ፣ እስራኤላውያን በምድረ በዳ አርባ ዓመት ይንከራተቱ ነበር። እግዚአብሔር ለእኛ ይሰጠን ዘንድ ለአባቶቻቸው ቃል የገባላቸውን ያችን ማርና ወተት የምታፈስ ምድር እንደማያዩአት ምሎአልና። 7ስለዚህ በእነርሱ ምትክ ወንዶች ልጆቻቸውን አስነሣ፤ እንግዲህ ኢያሱ የገረዛቸው እነዚህን ነበር፤ በጒዞ ላይ ሳሉ ባለመገረዛቸው ከነሸለፈታቸው ነበሩና። 8ሕዝቡ ሁሉ ከተገረዙ በኋላ ቍስሉ እስኪሽር ድረስ እዚያው በሰፈሩበት ቦታ ቈዩ።

9ከዚያም እግዚአብሔር ኢያሱን፣ “እነሆ፤ ዛሬ የግብፅን ነውር ከእናንተ ላይ አንከባል ያለሁ” አለው፤ ከዚህም የተነሣ የዚያ ቦታ ስም እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ ጌልገላ5፥9 በዕብራይስጡ ጌልጌላ የሚለው የቃል ድምፅ መንከባለል ከሚለው ቃል ጋር አንድ ዐይነት ነው። ተባለ።

10እስራኤላውያን በኢያሪኮ ሜዳ በጌልገላ ሰፍረው ሳሉ፣ ወሩ በገባ በዐሥራ አራተኛው ቀን ምሽት የፋሲካን በዓል አከበሩ። 11ከፋሲካም በኋላ በዚያኑ ዕለት የምድሪቱን ፍሬ ማለት ያልቦካ ቂጣና የተጠበሰ እሸት በሉ። 12የምድሪቱ ፍሬ በበሉበት ቀንተ መናው5፥12 ወይም በበሉበት ጊዜ ተብሎ መተርጐም ይችላል። መውረዱ ቀረ፤ ከዚያ በኋላ ለእስራኤላውያን መና አልወረደላቸውም፤ ነገር ግን በዚያኑ ዓመት የከነዓንን ምድር ፍሬ በሉ።

የኢያሪኮ መውደቅ

13ኢያሱ በኢያሪኮ አጠገብ ሳለ፣ ቀና ብሎ ሲመለከት የተመዘዘ ሰይፍ በእጁ የያዘ አንድ ሰው ከፊቱ ቆሞ አየ፤ ኢያሱም ወደ እርሱ ቀርቦ፤ “ከእኛ ወገን ነህ ወይስ ከጠላቶቻችን?” ሲል ጠየቀው።

14እርሱም፣ “አይደለሁም፤ ነገር ግን የእግዚአብሔር ሰራዊት አለቃ በመሆኔ እነሆ፤ መጥቻለሁ” ሲል መለሰለት፤ ኢያሱም በግንባሩ ተደፍቶ ሰገደና፣ “ጌታዬ ለባሪያው የሚነግረው ምንድን ነው?” አለው።

15የእግዚአብሔር ሰራዊት አለቃም ኢያሱን፣ “ጫማህን ከእግርህ አውልቅ፤ የቆምህባት ምድር የተቀደሰች ናትና” አለው፤ ኢያሱም እንደታዘዘው አደረገ።

New International Version – UK

Joshua 5:1-15

1Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast heard how the Lord had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until they5:1 Another textual tradition we had crossed over, their hearts melted in fear and they no longer had the courage to face the Israelites.

Circumcision and Passover at Gilgal

2At that time the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites again.’ 3So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth.5:3 Gibeath Haaraloth means the hill of foreskins.

4Now this is why he did so: all those who came out of Egypt – all the men of military age – died in the wilderness on the way after leaving Egypt. 5All the people that came out had been circumcised, but all the people born in the wilderness during the journey from Egypt had not. 6The Israelites had moved about in the wilderness for forty years until all the men who were of military age when they left Egypt had died, since they had not obeyed the Lord. For the Lord had sworn to them that they would not see the land that he had solemnly promised their ancestors to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey. 7So he raised up their sons in their place, and these were the ones Joshua circumcised. They were still uncircumcised because they had not been circumcised on the way. 8And after the whole nation had been circumcised, they remained where they were in camp until they were healed.

9Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.’ So the place has been called Gilgal5:9 Gilgal sounds like the Hebrew for roll. to this day.

10On the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, while camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, the Israelites celebrated the Passover. 11The day after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land: unleavened bread and roasted grain. 12The manna stopped the day after5:12 Or the day they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate the produce of Canaan.

The fall of Jericho

13Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, ‘Are you for us or for our enemies?’

14‘Neither,’ he replied, ‘but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.’ Then Joshua fell face down to the ground in reverence, and asked him, ‘What message does my Lord5:14 Or lord have for his servant?’

15The commander of the Lord’s army replied, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.’ And Joshua did so.