New International Version

Joshua 1

Joshua Installed as Leader

1After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: “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. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Your 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. No 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. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.

“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. Keep 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. Have 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.”

10 So 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.’”

12 But 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.’ 14 Your 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 15 until 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.”

16 Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. 17 Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. Only may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses. 18 Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey it, whatever you may command them, will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous!”

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Yoswa 1

Yehova Asankha Yoswa Kukhala Mtsogoleri

1Atamwalira Mose mtumiki wa Mulungu, Yehova anati kwa Yoswa mwana wa Nuni mthandizi wa Mose: “Mose mtumiki wanga wamwalira. Ndipo iwe ndi anthu onsewa, tsopano konzekani kuwoloka mtsinje wa Yorodani kupita ku dziko limene ndiwapatse Aisraeli onse. Paliponse pamene phazi lanu liponde, ndikupatsani monga momwe ndinalonjezera Mose. Dziko lanu lidzayambira ku chipululu kummwera mpaka ku mapiri a Lebanoni kumpoto, kuchokeranso ku mtsinje waukulu wa Yufurate kummawa, mpaka dziko lonse la Ahiti, kukafika ku Nyanja Yayikulu ya kumadzulo. Palibe munthu amene adzatha kukugonjetsa masiku onse a moyo wako. Monga Ine ndinakhalira ndi Mose, chomwechonso ndidzakhala nawe. Sindidzakusiya kapena kukataya.

“Ukhale wamphamvu ndi wolimba mtima, chifukwa iwe udzatsogolera anthu awa kukalandira dziko limene Ine ndinalonjeza makolo awo kuti ndidzawapatsa. Ukhale wamphamvu ndi wolimba mtima kwambiri. Usamale ndithu kuti umvere malamulo onse amene mtumiki wanga Mose anakupatsa. Usachoke pa malamulo anga ndipo kulikonse kumene udzapite udzapambana. Uziwerenga Buku la Malamuloli, uzilingalira zolembedwa mʼmenemo usana ndi usiku, kuti uchite zonse zimene zinalembedwamo. Ukamatero udzapeza bwino ndi kupambana. Paja ndinakulamula kuti ukhale wamphamvu ndi wolimba mtima. Choncho usamachite mantha kapena kutaya mtima popeza Ine Yehova Mulungu wako ndidzakhala nawe kulikonse kumene udzapite.”

10 Tsono Yoswa analamula atsogoleri a Aisraeli nawawuza kuti, 11 “Pitani ku misasa yonse ndipo muwuze anthu kuti, ‘Konzekani, mangani katundu wanu, popeza pakapita masiku atatu kuyambira lero mudzawoloka Yorodani kupita kukatenga dziko limene Yehova Mulungu wanu akukupatsani.’ ”

12 Koma Yoswa anawuza fuko la Rubeni, fuko la Gadi ndi theka la fuko la Manase kuti, 13 “Kumbukirani zimene Mose mtumiki wa Yehova anakulamulani kuti, ‘Yehova Mulungu wanu akukupatsani mpumulo, ndi dziko ili kuti likhale lanu.’ 14 Tsono akazi anu, ana anu ndi ziweto zanu zitsale mʼdziko lino limene Mose anakupatsani kummawa kwa Yorodani. Koma ankhondo anu okha ndiwo awoloke atatenga zida zawo ndi kupita patsogolo pa abale anu kukawathandiza. 15 Abale anuwo akadzalandira dziko limene Yehova Mulungu wanu akuwapatsa monga inu mwachitira, inu mudzabwerera kudzakhazikika mʼdziko lanu limene Mose mtumiki wa Yehova anakupatsani tsidya la kummawa kwa Yorodani.”

16 Kenaka iwo anayankha Yoswa kuti, “Ife tidzachita chilichonse chimene mwatilamula, ndipo kulikonse kumene mudzatitume tidzapita. 17 Monga momwe tinamvera Mose kwathunthu, chomwechonso tidzakumvera iwe. Yehova Mulungu wanu akhale nanu monga momwe anachitira ndi Mose. 18 Aliyense wotsutsana ndi inu kapena wosamvera zimene mutilamula adzaphedwa. Inu mukhale wamphamvu ndi wolimba mtima!”