aNani 13.29.
bEks. 15.14.
c2.11.
d1 Kho. 10.5. Josh. 2.11.
eNani 14.29. 26.64,65. Dute. 2.16.
fNani 14.33. Dute. 1.3. 2.7,14. Hlab. 95.10.
gNani 14.23. Hlab. 95.11. Heb. 3.11.
hEks. 3.8.
iNani 14.31. Dute. 1.39.
jGen. 34.25.
kGen. 34.14.
l4.19.
mEks. 12.6. Josh. 4.19. 4.8.
nLevi 2.14.
oEks. 16.35.
pGen. 18.2. 32.24. Zek. 1.8-11. Seb. 1.10. Eks. 23.20,23.
qNani 22.23.
rGen. 17.3.
sEks. 3.5. Seb. 7.33.

Joshua 5

Ukusokwa kwabantwana bakoIsrayeli

Kwasekusithi lapho wonke amakhosi amaAmori ayenganeno kweJordani ngentshonalanga lawo wonke amakhosi amaKhanani ayengaselwandle a  esizwa ukuthi i Nkosi yenza amanzi eJordani atsha ngaphambi kwabantwana bakoIsrayeli b  saze sachapha, inhliziyo yawo yancibilika c , kakusabanga khona moya kiwo, ngenxa yabantwana bakoIsrayeli d .

Ngalesosikhathi i Nkosi yathi kuJoshuwa: Zenzele ingqamu zensengetshe, ubasoke futhi abantwana bakoIsrayeli okwesibili. UJoshuwa wasezenzela ingqamu zensengetshe, wabasoka abantwana bakoIsrayeli oqaqeni lwamajwabu. Njalo yilesisizatho uJoshuwa abasokela sona; bonke abantu abaphuma eGibhithe, abesilisa, amadoda wonke empi, afela enkangala endleleni esephumile eGibhithe e . Ngoba bonke abantu abaphumayo babesokiwe, kodwa bonke abantu ababezalelwe enkangala endleleni sebephumile eGibhithe babengabasokanga. Ngoba abantwana bakoIsrayeli bahamba enkangala iminyaka engamatshumi amane saze sabhubha isizwe sonke samadoda empi ayephume eGibhithe, ngoba engalilalelanga ilizwi le Nkosi f ; i Nkosi eyayifungile kuwo ukuthi kayiyikuwatshengisa ilizwe i Nkosi eyayifungele oyise ukusinika lona g , ilizwe eligeleza uchago loluju h . Labantwana bawo yabavusa esikhundleni sawo; bona uJoshuwa wabasoka, ngoba babengasokwanga, ngoba babengabasokanga endleleni i . Kwasekusithi sebeqedile ukusoka isizwe sonke, bahlala endaweni yabo enkambeni baze baphola j . I Nkosi yasisithi kuJoshuwa: Lamuhla ngigiqile ngasusa kini ihlazo leGibhithe k . Ngakho ibizo laleyondawo lathiwa yiGiligali kuze kube lamuhla l .

Abantwana bakoIsrayeli bagcina iphasika eGiligali

10 Abantwana bakoIsrayeli basebemisa inkamba eGiligali, bagcina iphasika ngosuku lwetshumi lane lwenyanga kusihlwa emagcekeni eJeriko m . 11 Basebesidla izithelo zelizwe, ngekuseni eyalandela iphasika, izinkwa ezingelamvubelo lamabele akhanzingiweyo, ngalona lolosuku n .

12 Imana yacina ngelanga elalandela abadla ngalo izithelo zelizwe; labantwana bakoIsrayeli kabasabanga lemana, kodwa badla izithelo zelizwe leKhanani ngalowomnyaka o .

Induna lebutho le Nkosi

13 Kwasekusithi uJoshuwa eseJeriko, waphakamisa amehlo akhe wabona, khangela-ke, indoda imi maqondana laye p  ilenkemba yayo ehwatshiweyo isesandleni sayo q . UJoshuwa wasesiya kuyo wathi kuyo: Ungowakithi yini, kumbe ungowezitha zethu? 14 Wasesithi: Hatshi; kodwa ngiyinduna yebutho le Nkosi; sengibuyile. UJoshuwa wasesithi mbo ngobuso bakhe emhlabathini, wakhonza esithi kuye: INkosi yami ithini encekwini yayo r ? 15 Induna yebutho le Nkosi yasisithi kuJoshuwa: Khulula inyathela lakho enyaweni lwakho, ngoba indawo omi kiyo ingcwele. UJoshuwa wasesenza njalo s .

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