Prepairing To Pass The Jordan

Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, “Pass through the middle of the camp, and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare food; for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which יהוה your God gives you to possess.’ ” Joshua spoke to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, saying, “Remember the word which Moses the servant of יהוה commanded you, saying, ‘יהוה your God gives you rest, and will give you this land. Your wives, your little ones, and your livestock shall live in the land which Moses gave you beyond the Jordan; but you shall pass over before your brothers armed, all the mighty men of valor, and shall help them until יהוה has given your brothers rest, as he has given you, and they have also possessed the and which יהוה your God gives them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and possess it, which Moses the servant of יהוה gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise.’ ” They answered Joshua, saying, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. Just as we listened to Moses in all things, so will we listen to you. Only may יהוה your God be with you, as he was with Moses. Whoever rebels against your commandment, and doesn’t listen to your words in all that you command him shall himself be put to death. Only be strong and courageous.”