The command to leave Horeb
1These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the wilderness east of the Jordan – that is, in the Arabah – opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab. 2(It takes eleven days to go from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea by the Mount Seir road.)
3In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses proclaimed to the Israelites all that the Lord had commanded him concerning them. 4This was after he had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, and at Edrei had defeated Og king of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth.
5East of the Jordan in the territory of Moab, Moses began to expound this law, saying:
6The Lord our God said to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. 7Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; go to all the neighbouring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the Euphrates. 8See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land that the Lord swore he would give to your fathers – to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – and to their descendants after them.’
The appointment of leaders
9At that time I said to you, ‘You are too heavy a burden for me to carry alone. 10The Lord your God has increased your numbers so that today you are as numerous as the stars in the sky. 11May the Lord, the God of your ancestors, increase you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised! 12But how can I bear your problems and your burdens and your disputes all by myself? 13Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you.’
14You answered me, ‘What you propose to do is good.’
15So I took the leading men of your tribes, wise and respected men, and appointed them to have authority over you – as commanders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens and as tribal officials. 16And I charged your judges at that time, ‘Hear the disputes between your people and judge fairly, whether the case is between two Israelites or between an Israelite and a foreigner residing among you. 17Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it.’ 18And at that time I told you everything you were to do.
Spies sent out
19Then, as the Lord our God commanded us, we set out from Horeb and went towards the hill country of the Amorites through all that vast and dreadful wilderness that you have seen, and so we reached Kadesh Barnea. 20Then I said to you, ‘You have reached the hill country of the Amorites, which the Lord our God is giving us. 21See, the Lord your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.’
22Then all of you came to me and said, ‘Let us send men ahead to spy out the land for us and bring back a report about the route we are to take and the towns we will come to.’
23The idea seemed good to me; so I selected twelve of you, one man from each tribe. 24They left and went up into the hill country, and came to the Valley of Eshkol and explored it. 25Taking with them some of the fruit of the land, they brought it down to us and reported, ‘It is a good land that the Lord our God is giving us.’
Rebellion against the Lord
26But you were unwilling to go up; you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God. 27You grumbled in your tents and said, ‘The Lord hates us; so he brought us out of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us. 28Where can we go? Our brothers have made our hearts melt in fear. They say, “The people are stronger and taller than we are; the cities are large, with walls up to the sky. We even saw the Anakites there.” ’
29Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. 30The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, 31and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.’
32In spite of this, you did not trust in the Lord your God, 33who went ahead of you on your journey, in fire by night and in a cloud by day, to search out places for you to camp and to show you the way you should go.
34When the Lord heard what you said, he was angry and solemnly swore: 35‘No-one from this evil generation shall see the good land I swore to give your ancestors, 36except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, because he followed the Lord wholeheartedly.’
37Because of you the Lord became angry with me also and said, ‘You shall not enter it, either. 38But your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will enter it. Encourage him, because he will lead Israel to inherit it. 39And the little ones that you said would be taken captive, your children who do not yet know good from bad – they will enter the land. I will give it to them and they will take possession of it. 40But as for you, turn round and set out towards the desert along the route to the Red Sea.1:40 Or the Sea of Reeds’
41Then you replied, ‘We have sinned against the Lord. We will go up and fight, as the Lord our God commanded us.’ So every one of you put on his weapons, thinking it easy to go up into the hill country.
42But the Lord said to me, ‘Tell them, “Do not go up and fight, because I will not be with you. You will be defeated by your enemies.” ’
43So I told you, but you would not listen. You rebelled against the Lord’s command and in your arrogance you marched up into the hill country. 44The Amorites who lived in those hills came out against you; they chased you like a swarm of bees and beat you down from Seir all the way to Hormah. 45You came back and wept before the Lord, but he paid no attention to your weeping and turned a deaf ear to you. 46And so you stayed in Kadesh many days – all the time you spent there.
Andũ a Isiraeli Gwathwo Moime Horebu
11:1 Ndar 13:29; Josh 3:16; Ndar 10:2Ũyũ nĩguo ũhoro ũrĩa Musa aarĩirie andũ a Isiraeli othe kũu werũ-inĩ mwena wa irathĩro wa Rũũĩ rwa Jorodani, na kũu nĩkuo Araba, kũngʼethera Sufi, gatagatĩ ka Parani na Tofeli, na Labani, na Hazerothu na Dizahabu. 21:2 Thaam 3:1; Kĩam 14:7; Ndar 24:18(Kuuma Horebu1:2 Kĩrĩma kĩa Horebu kĩoĩkaine na rĩĩtwa rĩngĩ ta Kĩrĩma gĩa Sinai. gũthiĩ Kadeshi-Barinea, kugerera njĩra ya kĩrĩma gĩa Seiru, nĩ rũgendo rwa mĩthenya ikũmi na ũmwe.)
31:3 Ndar 14:33; Kĩam 50:3Mwaka-inĩ wa mĩrongo ĩna kuuma andũ a Isiraeli moima bũrũri wa Misiri mũthenya wa mbere wa mweri wa ikũmi na ũmwe-rĩ, Musa akĩarĩria andũ a Isiraeli akĩmeera ũrĩa wothe Jehova aamwathĩte ameere. 41:4 Ndar 21:33-35; Kĩam 10:16Ũndũ ũyũ wekĩkire thuutha wake gũkorwo atooretie Sihoni mũthamaki wa Aamori, ũrĩa wathamakaga Heshiboni, na ningĩ nĩatooretie Ogu mũthamaki wa Bashani, ũrĩa wathamakaga Ashitarothu arĩ kũu Edirei.
51:5 Ndar 21:11Musa arĩ kũu mwena wa irathĩro wa Rũũĩ rwa Jorodani bũrũri-inĩ wa Moabi, nĩambĩrĩirie gũtaarĩria ũhoro wa watho ũyũ, akiuga atĩrĩ:
61:6 Ndar 10:13; Thaam 3:1Jehova Ngai witũ aatwĩrire tũrĩ kũu Horebu atĩrĩ, “Ihinda rĩrĩa mũikarĩte kĩrĩma-inĩ gĩkĩ nĩrĩiganĩte. 71:7 Ndar 10:13; Gũcook 11:24Thariai kambĩ mũthiĩ bũrũri ũrĩa ũrĩ irĩma wa Aamori; mũthiĩ kũrĩ ndũrĩrĩ iria ciothe iriganĩtie cia Araba, na irĩma-inĩ, na magũrũ-inĩ ma irĩma cia mwena wa ithũĩro, na Negevu o na gũtwarana na hũgũrũrũ cia iria, gũthiĩ o nginya bũrũri wa Akaanani, o na kũu Lebanoni, o nginya rũũĩ rũrĩa rũnene rwa Farati. 81:8 Josh 23:13; Thaam 13:11; Ndar 14:23Atĩrĩrĩ, nĩndĩmũheete bũrũri ũyũ. Thiĩi kuo mwĩgwatĩre bũrũri ũcio Jehova eehĩtire na mwĩhĩtwa akiuga nĩakaũhe maithe manyu Iburahĩmu, na Isaaka, na Jakubu, o na aũhe njiaro ciao iria igooka thuutha wao.”
Gũthuurwo gwa Atongoria
91:9 Thab 38:1; Thaam 18:18Hĩndĩ ĩyo ndaamwĩrire atĩrĩ, “Wĩra wa kũmũrora nĩ mũritũ mũno, ndingĩũhota ndĩ o nyiki. 101:10 Kĩam 15:5; Ezek 33:24Jehova Ngai wanyu nĩamũingĩhĩtie mũno nginya ũmũthĩ mũrĩ aingĩ o ta njata cia igũrũ. 111:11 1Maũ 21:3; Thaam 32:13Jehova, o we Ngai wa maithe manyu, aromũingĩhia maita ngiri, na amũrathime o ta ũrĩa eeranĩire! 121:12 Thaam 5:22No rĩrĩ, ingĩhota atĩa gũkuua mathĩĩna manyu, na mĩrigo yanyu, o na maciira manyu ndĩ o nyiki? 131:13 Kĩam 47:6Thuurai andũ oogĩ, na amenyi maũndũ, o na atĩĩku kuuma kũrĩ mĩhĩrĩga yanyu ndĩmatue anene mamũrorage.”
14Inyuĩ mwanjookeirie atĩrĩ, “Ũndũ ũcio watua nĩ ũgwĩka nĩ mwega.”
151:15 Thaam 18:25; Josh 1:10Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ngĩoya atongoria a mĩhĩrĩga yanyu, acio maarĩ oogĩ na atĩĩku, ngĩmatua a kũmwathaga, marĩ atongoria a ikundi cia andũ ngiri ngiri, na cia igana igana, na cia mĩrongo ĩtano na cia ikũmi, matuĩke anene a mĩhĩrĩga. 161:16 1Ath 3:9; Kĩam 31:37Na nĩndathire atuithania ciira anyu ihinda-inĩ rĩu ngĩmeera atĩrĩ: Thikagĩrĩriai maciira gatagatĩ-inĩ ka ariũ a ithe wanyu, na mũmatuithanagie na kĩhooto, kana nĩ ciira ũrĩ gatagatĩ ka Mũisiraeli na Mũisiraeli ũngĩ, kana Mũisiraeli na mũndũ wa kũngĩ. 171:17 Thaam 18:16; Jak 2:1Mũtikanathutũkanie mũgĩtua ciira; thikagĩrĩriai andũ arĩa anene na arĩa anini o ũndũ ũmwe. Mũtikanetigĩre mũndũ o na ũrĩkũ, nĩgũkorwo ũtuanĩri ciira nĩ wa Ngai. Ndehagĩrai ciira ũrĩa wothe wamũritũhĩra, na nĩndĩũthikagĩrĩria. 18Na hĩndĩ ĩyo ngĩmwĩra maũndũ mothe marĩa mwagĩrĩirwo nĩ gwĩka.
191:19 Gũcook 8:15; Hos 13:5Ningĩ o ta ũrĩa Jehova Ngai witũ aatwathire-rĩ, nĩtwoimire Horebu, tũgĩthiĩ twerekeire bũrũri ũrĩa ũrĩ irĩma wa Aamori tũtuĩkanĩirie werũ-inĩ ũcio mũnene na wa gwĩtigĩrwo, o ũcio mweyoneire, na nĩ ũndũ ũcio tũgĩkinya Kadeshi-Barinea. 20Hĩndĩ ĩyo ngĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Nĩmũkinyĩte bũrũri ũrĩa ũrĩ irĩma wa Aamori, ũrĩa Jehova Ngai witũ aratũhe. 211:21 Josh 1:6, 9, 18; Gũcook 7:18Atĩrĩrĩ, Jehova Ngai wanyu nĩamũheete bũrũri ũcio. Ambatai mũthiĩ mũwĩgwatĩre ũtuĩke wanyu, o ta ũrĩa Jehova Ngai wa maithe manyu aamwĩrire. Mũtikanetigĩre; kana mukue ngoro.”
22Ningĩ inyuĩ, inyuothe mũgĩũka harĩ niĩ mũkĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Reke tũtũme andũ mathiĩ mbere iitũ magatũthigaanĩre bũrũri ũcio, matũcookerie ũhoro ũkoniĩ njĩra ĩrĩa twagĩrĩirwo kũgerera na matũũra marĩa tũgũkora.”
23Rĩciiria rĩu ngĩona rĩ-rĩega; nĩ ũndũ ũcio ngĩthuura andũ ikũmi na eerĩ thĩinĩ wanyu, o mũhĩrĩga hakiuma mũndũ ũmwe. 241:24 Ndar 13:21-25Makiumagara makĩambata bũrũri ũcio, wa irĩma, magĩkinya Gĩtuamba kĩa Eshikoli na magĩtuĩria ũhoro wakĩo. 251:25 Ndar 13:27; Josh 1:2Nĩmakuire matunda mamwe ma bũrũri ũcio, magĩtũrehere, na magĩtũcookeria ũhoro atĩrĩ, “Bũrũri ũcio Jehova Ngai witũ araatũhe nĩ mwega.”
Ũremi wa Gũũkĩrĩra Jehova
261:26 Ndar 14:1-4No inyuĩ mũtiendaga kwambata mũthiĩ kuo; nĩ mwaremeire rĩathani rĩa Jehova Ngai wanyu. 271:27 Gũcook 9:28; Thab 106:25Mũkĩnugunĩka mũrĩ thĩinĩ wa hema cianyu, mũkiuga atĩrĩ, “Jehova nĩatũthũire; nĩkĩo aatũrutire bũrũri wa Misiri oke atũneane moko-inĩ ma Aamori nĩguo matũniine. 281:28 Ndar 13:33; Gũcook 9:1-3Tũngĩgĩthiĩ na kũ? Ariũ a ithe witũ nĩmatũmĩte tũũrwo nĩ hinya tondũ maroiga atĩrĩ, ‘Andũ acio marĩ na hinya gũtũkĩra, na nĩ araihu kũrĩ ithuĩ; matũũra mao nĩ manene mũno, na mairigĩirwo na thingo ikinyĩte o matu-inĩ. O na nĩtũronire ariũ a Anaki1:28 Aanaki nĩo maatũũraga Kaanani, na nĩo magwetetwo ta marimũ ma andũ. kuo.’ ”
29Niĩ na niĩ ngĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Mũtikamake, na mũtikametigĩre. 301:30 Thaam 14:14Jehova Ngai wanyu, ũrĩa ũrathiĩ amũtongoretie, nĩekũmũrũĩrĩra, o ta ũrĩa aamũrũĩrĩire kũu bũrũri wa Misiri mũkĩĩonagĩra na maitho manyu, 311:31 Gũcook 32:10-12; Atũm 13:18na kũu werũ-inĩ kũu nĩmuonire Jehova Ngai wanyu ũrĩa aamũtwaraga amũkuuĩte, o ta ũrĩa mũndũ athiiaga akuuĩte mũriũ, akĩmũkuua kũrĩa guothe mwagereire nginya mũgĩkinya gũkũ.”
321:32 Thab 106:24; Zef 3:2No o na muonete ũguo-rĩ, mũtiigana kwĩhoka Jehova Ngai wanyu, 331:33 Thaam 13:21; Ndar 10:33ũrĩa wathiiaga amũtongoretie mũrĩ rũgendo-inĩ rwanyu arĩ gĩtugĩ-inĩ kĩa mwaki ũtukũ, na arĩ itu-inĩ mũthenya, na akamũcaragĩria kũrĩa mũngĩamba hema o na akamuonagia njĩra ĩrĩa mũkũgera.
341:34 Ndar 14:23; Ahib 3:11Rĩrĩa Jehova aaiguire ũrĩa mwoigire, akĩrakara na akĩĩhĩta, akiuga atĩrĩ: 35“Gũtirĩ mũndũ o na ũmwe wa rũciaro rũrũ rwaganu ũkoona bũrũri ũcio mwega ũrĩa ndehĩtire atĩ nĩngaũhe maithe manyu ma tene, 36tiga o Kalebu mũrũ wa Jefune. Nĩakawona, na nĩngamũhe bũrũri ũcio aakinyĩte na magũrũ make, marĩ na njiaro ciake, tondũ nĩarũmĩrĩire Jehova na ngoro yake kũna.”
37O na niĩ Jehova nĩandakarĩire akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “O nawe ndũgatoonya bũrũri ũcio. 38No ndungata yaku, Joshua mũrũ wa Nuni nĩakaũtoonya. Mũmagĩrĩrie, tondũ nĩwe ũgaatongoria Isiraeli mathiĩ makaũgae. 391:39 Ndar 14:3; Isa 7:15-16Na rĩrĩ, andũ anyu arĩa anini arĩa mwoigire atĩ nĩmagatahwo, na ciana cianyu o icio itakũũranĩte wega na ũũru, nĩigatoonya bũrũri ũcio. Nĩngaũheana kũrĩ o, nao megwatĩre ũtuĩke wao. 40No inyuĩ-rĩ, hũndũkai, mumagare mũthiĩ na njĩra ya werũ-inĩ mũrorete Iria Itune.”
41Hĩndĩ ĩyo mũkĩnjookeria atĩrĩ, “Nĩtũhĩtĩirie Jehova. Nĩtũkwambata tũkarũe, o ta ũrĩa Jehova Ngai witũ aatwathĩte.” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio inyuĩ inyuothe o mũndũ o mũndũ akĩĩoha indo ciake cia mbaara, mwĩciirĩtie atĩ nĩ ũndũ mũhũthũ kwambata mũthiĩ bũrũri ũcio ũrĩ irĩma.
421:42 Ndar 14:41-43No Jehova akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Meere ũũ, ‘Tigai kwambata mũkarũe, tondũ ndigũkorwo hamwe na inyuĩ. Nĩmũgũtoorio nĩ thũ cianyu.’ ”
43Nĩ ũndũ ũcio na niĩ ngĩmwĩra, no mũtiigana kũnjigua. Nĩmwaremeire watho wa Jehova, na nĩ ũndũ wa rũnano rwanyu mũkĩambata mũgĩthiĩ bũrũri ũcio ũrĩ irĩma. 441:44 Thab 118:12; Ndar 24:18Nao Aamori arĩa maatũũraga kũu irĩma-inĩ makĩmũtharĩkĩra, makĩmũingata ta mĩrumbĩ ya njũkĩ, nao makĩmũhũũra kuuma Seiru o nginya Horoma. 45Mwacookire mũgĩũka mũkĩrĩraga mbere ya Jehova, no ndaigana kũrũmbũiya kĩrĩro kĩanyu, na akĩrega kũmũthikĩrĩria. 461:46 Ndar 20:1Na nĩ ũndũ ũcio mũgĩikara kũu Kadeshi matukũ maingĩ, ihinda rĩu rĩothe mwaikarire kuo.