Yoswa 24 Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya (LCB)
Obubaka bwa Yoswa Obusembayo
24 Awo Yoswa n’akuŋŋaanya ebika byonna ebya Isirayiri e Sekemu, n’ayita abakadde ba Isirayiri n’abakulembeze, abalamuzi era n’abakungu ba Isirayiri ne bajja babeere mu maaso ga Mukama. 2 Yoswa n’agamba abantu bonna nti, “Bw’ati bw’ayogera Mukama Katonda wa Isirayiri nti, ‘Edda ennyo bajjajjammwe nga mulimu ne Teera kitaawe wa Ibulayimu baabeeranga emitala w’omugga Fulaati, gye basinzizanga bakatonda abalala. 3 Ne ndyoka nziggya jjajjammwe Ibulayimu emitala w’omugga, ne mmukulembera okumuyisa mu nsi ye Kanani, ne mmuwa Isaaka, ne mwongerako ezzadde. 4 Isaaka ne mmuwa Yakobo ne Esawu. Esawu ne mmuwa ensi ey’ensozi eya Seyiri. Naye Yakobo n’abaana be ne mbatwala e Misiri.
5 “ ‘Natuma Musa ne Alooni, ne mbonyaabonya Abamisiri n’ebibonoobono bye nabakola, oluvannyuma abaana ba Yakobo ne mbaggyayo. 6 Bwe naggya bajjajjammwe e Misiri mwatuuka ku Nnyanja Emyufu. Abamisiri abaali mu magaali, n’abeebagadde embalaasi ne bawondera bajjajjammwe okutuuka ku Nnyanja Emyufu. 7 Naye bajjajjammwe bwe baakaabirira Mukama Katonda abayambe, nateeka ekizikiza wakati wammwe n’Abamisiri; Abamisiri n’abayiwako ennyanja n’ebabuutikira. Amaaso gammwe ne galaba kye nakola Abamisiri; ne mutambulira mu ddungu okumala ebbanga ddene.
8 “ ‘Nabaleeta mu nsi ey’Abamoli, abaali emitala wa Yoludaani, ne babalwanyisa, ne mbagabula mu mukono gwammwe. Ne nzikiriza Abamoli okubamalawo mu maaso gammwe ensi yaabwe ne ngigabira mmwe. 9 Balaki mutabani wa Zipoli, kabaka wa Mowaabu, bwe yasituka okulwanyisa Isirayiri, n’atumya Balamu mutabani wa Byoli abakolimire; 10 naye Balamu saamuwuliriza, n’abawa buwi mukisa emirundi n’emirundi. Bwe ntyo ne mbanunula mu mukono gwe.
11 “ ‘Ne musomoka omugga Yoludaani ne mutuuka e Yeriko. Abantu b’omu Yeriko awamu n’Abamoli, n’Abaperezi, n’Abakanani, n’Abakiiti, n’Abagirusi, n’Abakiivi, n’Abayebusi ne babalwanyisa naye ne mbagabula mu mukono gwammwe. 12 Ne ntuma ennumba ezabakulembera ezagoba abalabe bammwe mu maaso gammwe, nga mwe muli bakabaka ababiri Abamoli; si mmwe mwakikola n’ekitala kyammwe wadde obusaale. 13 Ne mbawa ensi gye mutaakolerera, ebibuga bye mutaazimba mwe mutudde kaakano, mulya ebibala by’emizabbibu n’emizeeyituuni bye mutaasimba.’
14 “Noolwekyo kaakano mutye Mukama Katonda era mumuweereze mu bwesimbu era mu mazima, muggyeewo bakatonda babajjajjammwe be baawererezanga emitala w’omugga ne mu Misiri, muweereze Mukama Katonda. 15 Naye bwe muba temwagala kuweereza Mukama, mulondeewo leero gwe munaaweerezanga; oba bakatonda babajjajjammwe abaali emitala w’omugga be baaweerezanga, oba bakatonda ab’Abamoli, bannannyini nsi mwe muli. Naye nze n’ennyumba yange, ffe tunaaweerezanga Mukama Katonda.”
16 Abantu ne balyoka baddamu ne bagamba nti, “Kikafuuwe ffe okuleka Mukama okuweerezanga bakatonda abalala. 17 Mukama Katonda waffe ye yatuggya ffe ne bajjajjaffe mu Misiri mu nsi ey’obuddu, n’akola ebyewuunyo eby’ekitalo nga tulaba, n’atukuuma mu kkubo lyonna ne mu mawanga gonna ge twayitamu. 18 Mukama Katonda n’agoba amawanga gonna mu maaso gaffe nga mwe muli Abamoli, abaali mu nsi. Naffe kyetunaava tuweerezanga Mukama Katonda, kubanga ye Katonda waffe.”
19 Yoswa n’agamba abantu nti, “Kizibu okuweereza Mukama, kubanga Katonda mutukuvu, Katonda wa buggya, taasonyiwenga bujeemu bwammwe newaakubadde ebibi byammwe. 20 Obanga munaalekanga Mukama, ne muweerezanga bakatonda abalala, alibakyukira n’abazikiriza n’abamalawo ate nga bulijjo abadde abayisa bulungi.” 21 Abantu ne bagamba Yoswa nti, “Nedda, tunaweerezanga Mukama.” 22 Yoswa n’agamba abantu nti, “Muli bajulirwa bammwe mwekka nga mulonzeewo kuweerezanga Mukama Katonda.” Ne boogera nti, “Tuli bajulirwa.”
23 N’abagamba nti, “Kale muggyeewo bakatonda abalala abali wakati mu mmwe, era emitima gyammwe mugizze eri Mukama Katonda wa Isirayiri.” 24 Abantu ne bagamba Yoswa nti, “Tujja kuweerezanga Mukama Katonda waffe era tujja kumugonderanga.”
25 Awo Yoswa n’akola endagaano n’abantu ku lunaku olwo, n’abakolera amateeka n’ebiragiro. 26 Era n’awandiika ebintu bino mu kitabo ky’amateeka ekya Katonda, n’atwala ejjinja eddene ennyo n’aliteeka wansi w’omwera ogwali mu kifo kya Mukama Katonda ekitukuvu. 27 Yoswa n’agamba abantu nti, “Mulabe ejjinja lino lijja kubeeranga omujulizi gye tuli, liwulidde ebigambo byonna Mukama Katonda bya tugambye. Era lijja kubeeranga omujulizi gye muli bwe mutaabeerenga beesigwa eri Katonda wammwe.”
28 Yoswa n’asindika abantu bagende, buli omu mu mugabo gwe.
29 Oluvannyuma lw’ebyo Yoswa mutabani wa Nuuni, omuweereza wa Mukama, n’afa ng’awezezza emyaka kikumi mu kkumi. 30 Ne bamuziika mu ttaka ly’obusika bwe lye yaweebwa e Timunasusera, ekiri mu nsi ey’ensozi eya Efulayimu ku luuyi olw’obukiikakkono olw’olusozi Gaasi.
31 Abayisirayiri ne baweereza Mukama ennaku zonna ez’abakadde abaasigalawo nga Yoswa amaze okufa era abaamanya emirimu gyonna Mukama Katonda gye yakolera Isirayiri.
32 N’amagumba ga Yusufu, abaana ba Isirayiri ge baggya e Misiri ne bagaziika e Sekemu, mu kifo ky’ettaka Yakobo kye yagula ebitundu bya ffeeza kikumi ku batabani ba Kamoli, kitaawe wa Sekemu ne liba omugabo gw’abaana ba Yusufu.
33 Eriyazaali mutabani wa Alooni naye n’afa, n’aziikibwa ku lusozi Gibea olwaweebwa Finekaasi mutabani we, mu nsi ey’ensozi eya Efulayimu.
Joshua 24 New International Version (NIV)
The Covenant Renewed at Shechem
24 Then Joshua assembled all the tribes of Israel at Shechem. He summoned the elders, leaders, judges and officials of Israel, and they presented themselves before God.
2 Joshua said to all the people, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Long ago your ancestors, including Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the Euphrates River and worshiped other gods. 3 But I took your father Abraham from the land beyond the Euphrates and led him throughout Canaan and gave him many descendants. I gave him Isaac, 4 and to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. I assigned the hill country of Seir to Esau, but Jacob and his family went down to Egypt.
5 “‘Then I sent Moses and Aaron, and I afflicted the Egyptians by what I did there, and I brought you out. 6 When I brought your people out of Egypt, you came to the sea, and the Egyptians pursued them with chariots and horsemen[a] as far as the Red Sea.[b] 7 But they cried to the Lord for help, and he put darkness between you and the Egyptians; he brought the sea over them and covered them. You saw with your own eyes what I did to the Egyptians. Then you lived in the wilderness for a long time.
8 “‘I brought you to the land of the Amorites who lived east of the Jordan. They fought against you, but I gave them into your hands. I destroyed them from before you, and you took possession of their land. 9 When Balak son of Zippor, the king of Moab, prepared to fight against Israel, he sent for Balaam son of Beor to put a curse on you. 10 But I would not listen to Balaam, so he blessed you again and again, and I delivered you out of his hand.
11 “‘Then you crossed the Jordan and came to Jericho. The citizens of Jericho fought against you, as did also the Amorites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hittites, Girgashites, Hivites and Jebusites, but I gave them into your hands. 12 I sent the hornet ahead of you, which drove them out before you—also the two Amorite kings. You did not do it with your own sword and bow. 13 So I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build; and you live in them and eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant.’
14 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
16 Then the people answered, “Far be it from us to forsake the Lord to serve other gods! 17 It was the Lord our God himself who brought us and our parents up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled. 18 And the Lord drove out before us all the nations, including the Amorites, who lived in the land. We too will serve the Lord, because he is our God.”
19 Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve the Lord. He is a holy God; he is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins. 20 If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, he will turn and bring disaster on you and make an end of you, after he has been good to you.”
21 But the people said to Joshua, “No! We will serve the Lord.”
22 Then Joshua said, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen to serve the Lord.”
“Yes, we are witnesses,” they replied.
23 “Now then,” said Joshua, “throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.”
24 And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the Lord our God and obey him.”
25 On that day Joshua made a covenant for the people, and there at Shechem he reaffirmed for them decrees and laws. 26 And Joshua recorded these things in the Book of the Law of God. Then he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak near the holy place of the Lord.
27 “See!” he said to all the people. “This stone will be a witness against us. It has heard all the words the Lord has said to us. It will be a witness against you if you are untrue to your God.”
28 Then Joshua dismissed the people, each to their own inheritance.
Buried in the Promised Land
29 After these things, Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of a hundred and ten. 30 And they buried him in the land of his inheritance, at Timnath Serah[c] in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.
31 Israel served the Lord throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had experienced everything the Lord had done for Israel.
32 And Joseph’s bones, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem in the tract of land that Jacob bought for a hundred pieces of silver[d] from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem. This became the inheritance of Joseph’s descendants.
33 And Eleazar son of Aaron died and was buried at Gibeah, which had been allotted to his son Phinehas in the hill country of Ephraim.