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          DASV: Joshua 1    

1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD,
the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, saying,
2 "Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore get up and
cross the Jordan River, you and all this people,
into the land I am giving to them, to the Israelites.
3 Every place you set the sole of your foot, I have given
to you just as I promised to Moses.
4 Your boundary will be from the southern wilderness to Lebanon
in the north, east to the great river, the Euphrates River,
all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great (Mediterranean)
Sea where the sun sets in the west.
5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life.
As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not fail
you or abandon you.
6 Be strong and courageous for you will lead this people to
inherit the land I promised to give their forefathers.
7 Only be strong and courageous. Be careful to do according
to all the law, my servant
Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right or left,
so that you may be successful wherever you go.
8 This scroll of the law shall not depart out of your mouth,
but meditate on it day and night, so that you may carefully
obey all that is written in it. Then you will make your
way prosperous and successful.
9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid or terrified for the LORD your God
is with you wherever you go."

10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,
11 "Go through the midst of the camp and command the people,
saying, 'Prepare provisions for within three days you will
cross over the Jordan River to go in to possess the land,
the LORD your God is giving you.'"

12 But to the Reubenites, Gadites and half-tribe of Manasseh,
Joshua said,
13 "Remember the word Moses, the servant of the LORD,
commanded you, saying, 'The LORD your God is giving you rest
and will give you this land.
14 Your wives, children and cattle will stay in the land Moses
gave you on the east of the Jordan River, but your valiant
warriors must cross over armed ahead of your brothers.
You must help them
15 until the LORD has given your brothers rest, just as he
has given to you, and they too possess the land the LORD your
God is giving them. Then you may return to your own land and
possess the land Moses, the servant of the LORD, gave you east
of the Jordan toward the sunrise.'"

16 Then they answered Joshua, "Everything you have commanded
we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.
17 Just as we obeyed Moses in all things, so we will obey you.
Only may the LORD your God be with you, as he was with Moses.
18 Whoever rebels against your orders and refuses to obey
whatever you command, must be put to death.
Only be strong and courageous."

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