46 Joshua son of Nun was mighty in war,
and was the successor of Moses in the prophetic office.
He became, as his name implies,
a great savior of God’sa elect,
to take vengeance on the enemies that rose against them,
so that he might give Israel its inheritance.
and brandished his sword against the cities!
For he waged the wars of the Lord.
and one day become as long as two?
when enemies pressed him on every side,
and the great Lord answered him
with hailstones of mighty power.
and on the slope he destroyed his opponents,
so that the nations might know his armament,
that he was fighting in the sight of the Lord;
for he was a devoted follower of the Mighty One.
he and Caleb son of Jephunneh:
they opposed the congregation,b
restrained the people from sin,
and stilled their wicked grumbling.
out of six hundred thousand infantry,
to lead the peoplec into their inheritance,
the land flowing with milk and honey.
which remained with him in his old age,
so that he went up to the hill country,
and his children obtained it for an inheritance,
how good it is to follow the Lord.
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