Moses said to the LORD,
"May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all mankind,1 appoint a man over this community
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to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the LORD's people will not be like sheep without a shepherd."2
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So the LORD said to Moses, "Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit,3 and lay your hand on him.4
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Have him stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire assembly and commission him5 in their presence.6
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Give him some of your authority so the whole Israelite community will obey him.7
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He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring8 of the Urim9 before the LORD. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in."
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Moses did as the LORD commanded him. He took Joshua and had him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole assembly.
Then he laid his hands on him and commissioned him,10 as the LORD instructed through Moses.
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