CLV(i) 1 And it comes to pass after the death of Moses, servant of Yahweh, that Yahweh speaks unto Joshua son of Nun, minister of Moses, saying, 2 `Moses my servant is dead, and now, rise, pass over this Jordan, you, and all this people, unto the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel. 3 `Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, to you I have given it, as I have spoken unto Moses. 4 From this wilderness and Lebanon, and unto the great river, the river Phrath, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great Sea--the going in of the sun--is your border. 5 `No man does station himself before you all days of your life; as I have been with Moses, I am with you, I do not fail you, nor forsake you;" 6 be strong and courageous, for you--you do cause this people to inherit the land which I have sworn to their fathers to give to them. 7 `Only, be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; you do not turn aside from it right or left, so that you do act wisely in every [place] whither you go;" 8 the book of this law does not depart out of your mouth, and you have meditated in it by day and by night, so that you do observe to do according to all that is written in it, for then you do cause your way to prosper, and then you do act wisely. 9 `Have not I commanded you? be strong and courageous; be not terrified nor affrighted, for with you [is] Yahweh your Elohim in every [place] whither you go.. 10 And Joshua commands the authorities of the people, saying, 11 `Pass over into the midst of the camp, and command the people, saying, Prepare for yourselves provision, for within three days you are passing over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which Yahweh your Elohim is giving to you to possess it.. 12 And to the Reubenite, and to the Gadite, and to the half of the tribe of Manasseh, has Joshua spoken, saying, 13 `Remember the word which Moses, servant of Yahweh, commanded you, saying, Yahweh your Elohim is giving rest to you, and He has given to you this land;" 14 your wives, your infants, and your substance, abide in the land which Moses has given to you beyond the Jordan, and you--you pass over by fifties, before your brethren, all the mighty ones of valor, and have helped them, 15 till that Yahweh gives rest to your brethren as to yourselves, and they have possessed, even they, the land which Yahweh your Elohim is giving to them; then you have turned back to the land of your possession, and have possessed it, which Moses, servant of Yahweh, has given to you beyond the Jordan, [at] the sun-rising.. 16 And they answer Joshua, saying, `All that you have commanded us we do; and unto every [place] whither you do send us, we go;" 17 according to all that we hearkened unto Moses [in], so we hearken unto you; surely Yahweh your Elohim is with you as He has been with Moses. 18 Any man who does provoke your mouth, and does not hear your words, in all that you do command him, is put to death; only, be strong and courageous..