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1 Now after the death
of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto
Joshua the son of Nun, Mosesí minister, saying,
2 Moses my servant is dead; now
therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the
land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.
3 Every place that the sole of your
foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
4 From the wilderness and this
Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of
the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun,
shall be your coast.
5 There shall not any man be able to
stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so
I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
6 Be strong and of a good courage:
for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which
I sware unto their fathers to give them.
7 Only be thou strong and very
courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which
Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand
or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
8 This book of the law shall not
depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night,
that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein:
for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good
9 Have not I commanded thee? Be
strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for
the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
10 Then Joshua
commanded the officers of the people, saying,
11 Pass through the host, and
command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye
shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD
your God giveth you to possess it.
12 And to the Reubenites, and to the
Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,
13 Remember the word which Moses the
servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given
you rest, and hath given you this land.
14 Your wives, your little ones, and
your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side
Jordan; but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men
of valour, and help them;
15 Until the LORD have given your
brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have possessed
the land which the LORD your God giveth them: then ye shall return unto
the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the LORDíS
servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sunrising.
16 And they answered
Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever
thou sendest us, we will go.
17 According as we hearkened unto
Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the LORD thy God
be with thee, as he was with Moses.
18 Whosoever he be that doth
rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all
that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of
a good courage.
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