1 Now after the a of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying,
2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the a 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 a even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the b toward the going down of the sun, shall be your c.
5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with a, so I will be b: I will not fail thee, nor c thee.
6 Be strong and of a good a: for unto this people shalt thou b for an c the d, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
7 Only be thou strong and very a, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: b not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest c whithersoever thou goest.
8 This book of the a shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt b 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 success.
9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the a thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
10 ¶Then Joshua commanded a officers of the people, saying,
11 Pass through a, and command the people, saying, Prepare you b; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to c 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 a which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, The Lord your God hath given you b, 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 Lord’s 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 a against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to b: only be strong and of a good courage.