The Complete Bible: An American Translation

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THE BOOK OF JOSHUA

THE ISRAELITE CONQUEST OF CANAAN, 1:1-12:24

NOW after the death of Moses,1 the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua, the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses,

"My servant Moses is dead; proceed2 then, to cross the Jordan here, you and all this people, into the land which I am giving them. Every place on which the3 sole of your foot treads I have given to you, as I promised Moses; the region4 from the desert as far as the Lebanon yonder, and from the Great River, the river Euphrates, as far as the Great Western Sea, all the land of the Hit tites, shall be your domain. No one5 shall be able to hold his own against you as long as you live, in that I will be with you, as I was with Moses, never failing you nor forsaking you. Be6 strong and brave; for you shall put this people in possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be very strong and resolute to be7 careful to do just as my servant Moses commanded you, swerving therefrom neither to the right nor to the left, so that you may succeed in everything that you undertake. This book of the8 law must never be off your lips, but you must muse over it day and night, that you may be careful to comply with all that is written in it; for then you shall make your life prosperous, and you shall succeed. Have I not commanded9 you to be strong and brave? Do not be frightened or dismayed; for the LORD your God is with you in whatever you undertake."

Then Joshua commanded the officers10 of the people,

"Go through the camp, and com-11 mand the people as follows: 'Provide yourselves with supplies; for within three days you are going to cross the Jordan here to enter into possession of the land which the LORD your God is giving you to conquer.' "

Also to the Reubenites, Gadites, and 12 half-tribe of Manasseh Joshua said,

"Remember the command which 13 Moses, the servant of the LORD, gave you, when he said, 'The LORD your God is providing you with a home, and is giving you this land.' Your wives, 14 your little ones, and your cattle are to remain in the land which Moses gave you beyond the Jordan, but all of you who are valiant warriors are to cross over as special troops ahead of your kinsmen, and help them, until the 15 LORD provides your kinsmen with a home, as he has you, and they also occupy the land which the LORD your God is giving them. Then you may return to the land of your own, which Moses, the servant of the LORD, gave you beyond the Jordan to the east."

They answered Joshua, 16

"Everything that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. Just as we 17 obeyed Moses in everything, so will we obey you; only may the LORD your God be with you as he was with Moses! Anyone who scorns your orders and 18 does not obey you in all that you command him, shall be put to death; only be strong and brave."

From Shittim Joshua, the son of 2 Nun, sent two men as spies, saying,

"Go, view the land, especially Jericho."

So they went off. They entered the house of a harlot whose name was Rahab, and lay down there. Then the 2 king of Jericho was told, "Some men came here tonight from the Israelites to reconnoiter the land!" So the king of 3 Jericho sent word to Rahab,

"Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house; for they have come to reconnoiter the Whole land."

The woman, however, had taken the 4 two men and hidden them; so she said,

"Yes, the men did come to me, but I did not know where they came from. When it came time for the gate to be 5

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The Complete Bible: An American Translation
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Table of Contents vii
  • The Old Testament - An American Translation xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Publisher's Note xvi
  • Part I - The Pentateuch *
  • The Book of Genesis 1
  • The Book of Exodus 51
  • The Book of Leviticus 90
  • The Book of Numbers 118
  • The Book of Deuteronomy 158
  • Part II - The Historical Books 193
  • The Book of Joshua 195
  • The Book of Judges 218
  • The Book of Ruth 243
  • The First Book of Samuel 247
  • The Second Book of Samuel 281
  • The First Book of Kings 310
  • The Second Book of Kings 342
  • The First Book of Chronicles 373
  • The Second Book of Chronicles 400
  • The Book of Ezra 434
  • The Book of Nehemiah 444
  • The Book of Esther 458
  • Part III - The Poetical Books 467
  • The Book of Job 469
  • The Psalms 500
  • The Book of Proverbs 581
  • The Book of Ecclesiastes 611
  • The Song of Songs 619
  • Part IV - The Books of the Prophets 625
  • The Book of Isaiah 627
  • The Book of Jeremiah 690
  • The Book of Lamentations 753
  • The Book of Ezekiel 761
  • The Book of Daniel 810
  • The Book of Hosea 826
  • The Book of Joel 836
  • The Book of Amos 840
  • The Book of Obadiah 848
  • The Book of Jonah 850
  • The Book of Micah 852
  • The Book of Nahum 858
  • The Book of Habakkuk 861
  • The Book of Zephaniah 864
  • The Book of Haggai 868
  • The Book of Zechariah 870
  • The Book of Malachi 880
  • The Apocrypha - An American Translation i
  • Preface ii
  • The First Book of Esdras 1
  • The Second Book of Esdras 16
  • The Book of Tobit 45
  • The Book of Judith 55
  • The Additions to the Book of Esther 69
  • The Wisdom of Solomon 73
  • The Wisdom of Sirach 91
  • The Book of Baruch 137
  • The Story of Susanna 144
  • The Song of the Three Children 147
  • The Story of Bel and the Dragon 150
  • The Prayer of Manasseh 152
  • The First Book of Maccabees 153
  • The Second Book of Maccabees 182
  • The New Testament - An American Translation i
  • Preface iii
  • The Gospel According to Matthew 1
  • The Gospel According to Mark 32
  • The Gospel According to Luke 52
  • The Gospel According to John 85
  • The Acts of the Apostles 111
  • The Letter to the Romans 142
  • The First Letter to the Corinthians 155
  • The Second Letter to the Corinthians 168
  • The Letter to the Galatians 176
  • The Letter to the Ephesians 181
  • The Letter to the Philippians 185
  • Letter to the Colossians 188
  • The First Letter to the Thessalonians 191
  • The Second Letter to the Thessalonians 194
  • The First Letter to Timothy 196
  • The Second Letter to Timothy 200
  • The Letter to Titus 203
  • The Letter to Philemon 205
  • The Letter to the Hebrews 206
  • The Letter of James 216
  • The First Letter of Peter 219
  • The Second Letter of Peter 223
  • The First Letter of John 226
  • The Second Letter of John 230
  • The Third Letter of John 231
  • The Letter of Jude 232
  • The Revelation of John 233
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