They answered Joshua: "Everything you commanded us, we'll do. Wherever you send us, we'll go.
We obeyed Moses to the letter; we'll also obey you - we just pray that God, your God, will be with you as he was with Moses.
Anyone who questions what you say and refuses to obey whatever you command him will be put to death. Strength! Courage!"^
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)