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18 So the Lord said to Moses, “Joshua son of Nun is very wise.[a] You will place your hand on him and make him the new leader. 19 Tell him to stand before Eleazar the priest and all the people. Then make him the new leader.

20 “Show the people that you are making him leader,[b] then all the people will obey him.

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 27:18 Joshua … is very wise Literally, “Take Joshua son of Nun. He is a man with a spirit in him.” This might mean that Joshua was very wise, or it might mean that God’s Spirit was with him.
  2. Numbers 27:20 Show … leader Literally, “Give him some of your glory.”

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