Joshua Installed as Leader
1After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2“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. 3I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 4Your 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. 5No 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. 6Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
7“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. 8Keep 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. 9Have 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.”
10So 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.’ ”
12But 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.’ 14Your 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 15until 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.”
16Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. 17Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. Only may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses. 18Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey it, whatever you may command them, will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous!”
Onyankopɔn Yɛ Yosua Ɔkannifo
1Mose a ɔyɛ Awurade somfo no wu akyi no, Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Nun babarima Yosua, Mose boafo no se, 2“Afei a me somfo Mose awu no, ɛsɛ sɛ wudi me nkurɔfo no anim kotwa Asubɔnten Yordan kɔ asase a mede rema wɔn no so.1.2 Na Israelfo no wɔ Sitim (2.1) Moab tataw so (5 Mose 34.3) a ɛbɛn Yordan. 3Sɛnea mehyɛɛ Mose bɔ no, baabiara a wode wo nan besi no, mede bɛma wo. 4Efi Negeb sare a ɛwɔ anafo fam kosi Lebanon mmepɔw a ɛwɔ atifi fam, efi Asubɔnten Eufrate a ɛwɔ apuei fam kosi Ntam Po a ɛwɔ atɔe fam, ne Hetifo asase nyinaa. 5Obiara rentumi nsɔre ntia wo, wo nkwanna nyinaa. Sɛnea na mekaa Mose ho no, saa ara na mɛka wo ho. Merennyaw wo na merempa wʼakyi da. 6Wo ho nyɛ den na yɛ nnam, efisɛ wubedi me nkurɔfo yi anim akɔfa asase a mekaa ntam sɛ mede bɛma wɔn agyanom no nyinaa.
7“Wo ho nyɛ den na yɛ nnam. Di mmara a Mose de maa wo no nyinaa so. Mfi ho, na wubedi nkonim biribiara a woyɛ mu. 8Sua saa Mmara Nhoma yi bere biara. Dwen ho awia ne anadwo, sɛnea ɛbɛma woayɛ biribiara a wɔakyerɛw wɔ mu no. Saa na ɛbɛma asi wo yiye. 9Mehyɛ wo sɛ, yɛ den na yɛ nnam! Nsuro, na mma wʼaba mu mmu, na Awurade wo Nyankopɔn ka wo ho baabiara a wobɛkɔ.”
Yosua Kyerɛ Nea Israelfo Nyɛ
10Afei, Yosua hyɛɛ Israel ntuanofo no se, 11“Momfa atenae no mu na monka nkyerɛ nnipa no ma wonsiesie wɔn nnuan. Nnansa akyi no, mubetwa Asubɔnten Yordan na moakɔfa asase a Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn, de ama mo no.”
12Afei Yosua frɛɛ Ruben ne Gad mmusuakuw ne Manase abusua no fa. Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, 13“Monkae ahyɛde a Awurade somfo Mose maa mo no: ‘Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn, rema mo ɔhome na ɔde asase yi ama mo.’ 14Mo yerenom, mo mma ne mo anantwi bɛtena Yordan apuei fam ha. Nanso, mo akofo a wɔasiesie wɔn ho ama ɔkɔ no bedi mmusuakuw a aka no anim atwa Yordan, na wɔaboa ma wɔafa asase no. Mo ne wɔn ntena hɔ 15nkosi sɛ Awurade bɛma wɔn ɔhome sɛnea wayɛ ama mo no. Na wɔn nso bedi asase a Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn de rema wɔn no so. Ɛno ansa na mode Yordan apuei fam ha asase a Mose a ɔyɛ Awurade somfo de maa mo no, bɛyɛ mo atenae.”
16Wobuaa Yosua se, “Nea woahyɛ yɛn sɛ yɛnyɛ nyinaa yɛbɛyɛ, na baabiara a wobɛsoma yɛn nso, yɛbɛkɔ. 17Yɛbɛyɛ osetie ama wo sɛnea yɛyɛ maa Mose no. Awurade wo Nyankopɔn, nni wʼakyi sɛnea odii Mose akyi no. 18Obiara a ɔbɛtew wʼasɛm so atua na wanni wʼahyɛde mu biara so no, wonkum no. Enti, hyɛ wo ho den na nya akokoduru!”