Thomson(i) 1 After the death of Moses, the Lord spoke to Joshua, son of Nave, the lieutenant of Moses, saying, 2 My servant Moses is dead, now therefore arise, and cross the Jordan, thou and all the people, into the land which I give them. 3 Every place, on which you tread with the sole of your feet, I will give you, as I said to Moses. 4 The wilderness, and yonder Antilibanus, to the river, the great river Euphrates, and to the farthest sea, at the setting of the sun, shall be your boundaries. 5 Not a man shall withstand you all the clays of thy life. As I was with Moses, so will I be with thee. I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt parcel out to this people the land, which I solemnly promised their fathers to give to them. 7 Therefore be strong, and courageous, to watch, and to do as my servant Moses commanded. Thou must not deviate from them, to the right or to the left. That thou mayst clearly understand all that thou art to do: 8 the book of the Law must never be out of thy mouth. Thou must study it day and night, that thou mayst know how to do all that are written. Then shalt thou be prospered; and thou wilt make thy ways prosperous; and then thou shalt have a good understanding. 9 Behold I have commanded thee; be strong and courageous: fear not, nor be dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest. 10 Upon this Joshua gave orders to the officers of the people, saying; 11 Go through the camp of the people, and give them orders, saying, Prepare all necessary provisions; for in three days you are to cross the Jordan, to go in and take possession of the land which the Lord the God of your fathers giveth you. 12 Then Joshua said to Reuben, and Gad, and to the half of the tribe of Manasses, 13 Remember what Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you saying; The Lord your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land. 14 Let your wives, and your children, and your cattle abide in the land which he hath given you; but you, all your able bodied men, well equipt, shall cross over before your brethren, and assist them; 15 until the Lord our God shall give your brethren rest, as well as you; and until they possess the land which the Lord our God giveth them. Then you shall return, every one to his possession, which Moses gave you on the east side of the Jordan. 16 Thereupon they answered and said to Joshua, All that thou commandest we will do. And wherever thou sendest us we will go. 17 As we have hearkened to Moses in all things, so will we hearken to thee. Let but the Lord our God be with thee, as he was with Moses, 18 and whosoever shall disobey thee, and not hearken to all thy commands which thou shalt give him let him be put to death. But be thou strong and courageous.