"Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, saying,'Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within
three days you will cross thisJordan, to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God will give you,to possess it.'"
To the Reubenites and to the Gadites and to the half-tribe of Manasseh,Joshua said,
"Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commandedyou, saying, '
The LORD your God gives you rest and will give you thisland.'
"Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle shall remain in the landwhich Moses gave you beyond the Jordan, but you shall cross before yourbrothers in battle array, all your valiant warriors, and shall help them,
until the LORD gives your brothers rest, as He gives you, and they alsopossess the land which the LORD your God gives them.
Then you shallreturn to your own land, and possess that which Moses
the servant of theLORD gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise."
They answered Joshua, saying, "All that you have commanded us we willdo, and wherever you send us we will go.
"Just as we obeyed Moses in all things, so we will obey you; only
maythe LORD your God dwell with you as He dwelled with Moses.
"Anyone who rebels against your command and does not obey your wordsin all that you command him, shall receive the death penalty; only remainstrong and courageous."
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Rahab Shelters Spies
Then Joshua the son of Nun sent two men as spies secretly from
Shittim,saying, "Go, view the land, especially Jericho " So they went and came intothe house of
a harlot who had the name of Rahab, and lodged there.
Messengers told the king of Jericho, saying, "Behold, men from the sons of Israel have come here tonight to search out the land."