"Joshua, be strong and brave! You must lead these people so they can take the land that I promised their fathers I would give them.
Be strong and brave. Be sure to obey all the teachings my servant Moses gave you. If you follow them exactly, you will be successful in everything you do.
Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything.
Remember that I commanded you to be strong and brave. Don't be afraid, because the Lord your God will be with you everywhere you go."
Then Joshua gave orders to the officers of the people:
"Go through the camp and tell the people, 'Get your supplies ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan River and take the land the Lord your God is giving you.'"
Then Joshua said to the people of Reuben, Gad, and East Manasseh,
"Remember what Moses, the servant of the Lord, told you. He said the Lord your God would give you rest and would give you this land.
Now the Lord has given you this land east of the Jordan River. Your wives, children, and animals may stay here, but your fighting men must dress for war and cross the Jordan River ahead of your brothers to help them.
The Lord has given you a place to rest and will do the same for your brothers. But you must help them until they take the land the Lord their God is giving them. Then you may return to your own land east of the Jordan River, the land that Moses, the servant of the Lord, gave you."
Then the people answered Joshua, "Anything you command us to do, we will do. Any place you send us, we will go.