1 Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ 1servant, saying,
3 “aEvery place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses.
4 “aFrom the wilderness and this Lebanon, even as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and as far as the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun will be your territory.
6 “aBe strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
7 “Only be strong and very courageous; 1abe careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may 2have success wherever you go.
8 “aThis book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may 1be careful to do according to all that is written in it; bfor then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will 2have success.
10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,
11 “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within athree days you are to cross this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you, to possess it.’ ”
13 “Remember the word which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, ‘aThe Lord your God gives you rest and will give you this land.’
14 “Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle shall remain in the land which Moses gave you beyond the Jordan, but you shall cross before your brothers in battle array, all your valiant warriors, and shall help them,
15 until the Lord gives your brothers rest, as He gives you, and they also possess the land which the Lord your God is giving them. aThen you shall return to 1your own land, and possess 2that which Moses bthe servant of the Lord gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise.”
17 “Just as we obeyed Moses in all things, so we will obey you; only amay the Lord your God be with you as He was with Moses.
18 “Anyone who rebels against your 1command and does not obey your words in all that you command him, shall be put to death; only be strong and courageous.”
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