Turning the Page
Joshua 1:1-11
Response to change of leadership: believe God's promises; demonstrate your belief by obedience; inform your obedience by the Word.
Published December 20th, 2016
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Joshua 1:1-11
Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord,
וַיְהִי אַחֲרֵי מוֹת מֹשֶׁה עֶבֶד יְהוָה
that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ 1 servant, saying,
וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל־יְהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן־נוּן מְשָׁרֵת מֹשֶׁה לֵאמֹר׃
“Moses a My servant is dead;
מֹשֶׁה עַבְדִּי מֵת
now therefore arise,
וְעַתָּה קוּם
b cross this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land
עֲבֹר אֶת־הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה אַתָּה וְכָל־הָעָם הַזֶּה אֶל־הָאָרֶץ
which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel.
אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי נֹתֵן לָהֶם לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל׃
a Every place on which the sole of your foot treads,
כָּל־מָקוֹם אֲשֶׁר תִּדְרֹךְ כַּף־רַגְלְכֶם בּוֹ
I have given it to you,
לָכֶם נְתַתִּיו
just as I spoke to Moses.
כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְתִּי אֶל־מֹשֶׁה׃
a From 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.
מֵהַמִּדְבָּר וְהַלְּבָנוֹן הַזֶּה וְעַד־הַנָּהָר הַגָּדוֹל נְהַר־פְּרָת כֹּל אֶרֶץ הַחִתִּים וְעַד־הַיָּם הַגָּדוֹל מְבוֹא הַשָּׁמֶשׁ יִהְיֶה גְּבוּלְכֶם׃
a No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life.
לֹא־יִתְיַצֵּב אִישׁ לְפָנֶיךָ כֹּל יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ
Just as I have been with Moses,
כַּאֲשֶׁר הָיִיתִי עִם־מֹשֶׁה
I will be with you;
אֶהְיֶה עִמָּךְ
b I will not fail you or forsake you.
לֹא אַרְפְּךָ וְלֹא אֶעֶזְבֶךָּ׃
a Be strong and courageous,
חֲזַק וֶאֱמָץ
for you shall give this people possession of the land
כִּי אַתָּה תַּנְחִיל אֶת־הָעָם הַזֶּה אֶת־הָאָרֶץ
which I swore to their fathers to give them.
אֲשֶׁר־נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי לַאֲבוֹתָם לָתֵת לָהֶם׃
Only be strong and very courageous;
רַק חֲזַק וֶאֱמַץ מְאֹד
1 a be careful to do according to all the law
לִשְׁמֹר לַעֲשׂוֹת כְּכָל־הַתּוֹרָה
which Moses My servant commanded you;
אֲשֶׁר צִוְּךָ מֹשֶׁה עַבְדִּי
do not turn from it to the right or to the left,
אַל־תָּסוּר מִמֶּנּוּ יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאול
so that you may 2 have success wherever you go.
לְמַעַן תַּשְׂכִּיל בְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר תֵּלֵךְ׃
a This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth,
לֹא־יָמוּשׁ סֵפֶר הַתּוֹרָה הַזֶּה מִפִּיךָ
but you shall meditate on it day and night,
וְהָגִיתָ בּוֹ יוֹמָם וָלַיְלָה
so that you may 1 be careful to do according to all
לְמַעַן תִּשְׁמֹר לַעֲשׂוֹת כְּכָל־
that is written in it;
הַכָּתוּב בּוֹ
b for then you will make your way prosperous,
כִּי־אָז תַּצְלִיחַ אֶת־דְּרָכֶךָ
and then you will 2 have success.
וְאָז תַּשְׂכִּיל׃
Have I not commanded you?
הֲלוֹא צִוִּיתִיךָ
a Be strong and courageous!
חֲזַק וֶאֱמָץ
b Do not tremble or be dismayed,
אַל־תַּעֲרֹץ וְאַל־תֵּחָת
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
כִּי עִמְּךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר תֵּלֵךְ׃פ
Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,
וַיְצַו יְהוֹשֻׁעַ אֶת־שֹׁטְרֵי הָעָם לֵאמֹר׃
“Pass through the midst of the camp
עִבְרוּ׀ בְּקֶרֶב הַמַּחֲנֶה
and command the people, saying,
וְצַוּוּ אֶת־הָעָם לֵאמֹר
‘Prepare provisions for yourselves,
הָכִינוּ לָכֶם צֵידָה
for within a three days you are to cross this Jordan, to go in to possess the land
כִּי בְּעוֹד׀ שְׁלֹשֶׁת יָמִים אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים אֶת־הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה לָבוֹא לָרֶשֶׁת אֶת־הָאָרֶץ
which the Lord your God is giving you, to possess it.’”
אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם נֹתֵן לָכֶם לְרִשְׁתָּהּ׃ס
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