VIN(i) 1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying, 2 "My servant Moses is dead. Get up and cross the Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the Israelites. 3 I'm giving you every place where the sole of your foot falls, just as I promised Moses. 4 Your territorial border will extend from the wilderness to the Lebanon Mountains, from the great River Euphrates all the land of the Hittites as far as the Mediterranean Sea where the sun sets. 5 No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not fail you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous; for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to all the law, which moses my servant commanded you. do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. 8 This set of instructions is not to cease being a part of your conversations. meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to carry out everything that's written in it, for then you'll prosper and succeed. 9 Haven't I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Don't be afraid. Don't be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” 10 Then Joshua gave orders to the officials of the people. 11 "Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people: 'Prepare your provisions; ⌊in⌋ three days you are to cross the Jordan to go possess the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.'" 12 To the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh Joshua said, 13 "Remember the word Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you: 'the LORD your God has given you rest, and has given you this land.'" 14 Your wives, your little ones and your livestock shall live in the land which Moses gave you beyond the Jordan; but all your mighty men of valour shall pass over before your brothers, armed, and shall help them 15 until the LORD has given your brothers rest, as he has given you, and they have also possessed the land which the LORD your God gives them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession, and possess it, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise.'" 16 And they answered Joshua, saying, All that you have commanded us we will do and wherever you send us we will go. 17 Just as we obeyed Moses, so will we obey you. Only may the LORD your God be with you, as he was with Moses. 18 Whoever rebels against your orders and does not obey your words according to what you commanded us will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous."