1 Yahoshua the son a Nun was a brave warrior,
And was the successor of Mosheh in neḇuoth,
Who according to his name was made great for the saving of the elect of Elohim,
And taking vengeance on the enemies that rose up against them,
That he might place Yisra’ĕl in their inheritance.
2 What great esteem he attained, when he lifted up his hands,
And stretched out his sword against the cities!
3 Who before him ever stood up to it?
For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Himself brought his enemies to him.
4 Did the sun not go back by His doing?
And was not one day as long as two?
5 He called upon the Most High Ĕl,
when the enemies pressed upon him on every side;
And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 the Almighty heard him.
6 And with hailstones of great strength
He made the battle fall violently against the nations,
And at the descent he destroyed those who resisted,
That the nations might know all their strength,
Because he fought in the sight of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
And he followed the Almighty.
7 In the time of Mosheh he also did a work of kindness,
He and Kalĕḇ the son of Yephunneh,
In that they withstood the assembly,
And withheld the people from sin, and appeased the wicked murmuring.
8 And of six hundred thousand people on foot,
These two were preserved to bring them into the inheritance,
Even to the land that flows with milk and honey.
9 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 also gave strength to Kalĕḇ,
Who remained with him to his old age;
So that he entered into the high places of the land,
And his seed obtained it for an inheritance;
10 That all the children of Yisra’ĕl might see that it is good to follow 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
11 And concerning the judges, every one by name,
Whose heart did not go whoring, nor departed from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
Let their memory be baruḵ.
12 Let their bones flourish from their place,
And let the name of those who were esteemed be continued upon their children.
13 Shemu’ĕl, the naḇi of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, beloved of his Aḏon,
Established a reign, and anointed princes over His people.
14 By the Law of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 he rightly-ruled the assembly,
And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 showed respect toward Ya’aqoḇ.
15 By his trustworthiness he was found a true naḇi,
And by his word he was known to be trustworthy in vision.
16 He called upon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 the Almighty,
When his enemies pressed upon him on every side,
When he offered the suckling lamb.
17 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 thundered from the shamayim,
And with a great noise made His voice heard.
18 And He destroyed the rulers of the Tsorites,
And all the princes of the Pelishtites.
19 And before his long sleep he bore witness in the sight of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and His anointed,
“I have not taken any man’s goods, so much as a shoe.”
And no man accused him.
20 And after his death he naḇa, and showed the sovereign his end,
And lifted up his voice from the earth in neḇuah,
To blot out the wickedness of the people.