Now it happened after the death of Moshe the servant of the LORD, that the LORD spoke to Yehoshua the son of Nun, Moshe' minister, saying,
Moshe my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Yarden, you, and all this people, to the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Yisra'el.
Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread on, to you have I given it, as I spoke to Moshe.
From the wilderness, and this Levanon, even to the great river, the river Perat, all the land of the Hitti, and to the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your border.
There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days of your life. As I was with Moshe, so I will be with you; I will not fail you, nor forsake you.
Be strong and of good courage; for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
Only be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to all the law, which Moshe my servant commanded you: don't turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.
This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate thereon day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.
Haven't I commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; don't be afraid, neither be dismayed: for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
Then Yehoshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,
Pass through the midst of the camp, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days you are to pass over this Yarden, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God gives you to possess it.
To the Re'uveni, and to the Gadi, and to the half-tribe of Menashsheh, spoke Yehoshua, saying,
Remember the word which Moshe the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, the LORD your God gives you rest, and will give you this land.
Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall abide in the land which Moshe gave you beyond the Yarden; but you shall pass over before your brothers armed, all the mighty men of valor, and shall help them;
until the LORD have given your brothers rest, as [he has given] you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your God gives them: then you shall return to the land of your possession, and possess it, which Moshe the servant of the LORD gave you beyond the Yarden toward the sunrise.
They answered Yehoshua, saying, All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.
According as we listened to Moshe in all things, so will we listen to you: only the LORD your God be with you, as he was with Moshe.
Whoever he be who shall rebel against your mitzvah, and shall not listen to your words in all that you command him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of good courage.