18 And the Lord said to Moses: “Take Joshua the son of Nun with you, a man (A)in whom is the Spirit, and (B)lay your hand on him; 19 set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation, and (C)inaugurate[a] him in their sight. 20 And (D)you shall give some of your authority to him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel (E)may be obedient. 21 (F)He shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire before the Lord for him (G)by the judgment of the Urim. (H)At his word they shall go out, and at his word they shall come in, he and all the children of Israel with him—all the congregation.”

22 So Moses did as the Lord commanded him. He took Joshua and set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation. 23 And he laid his hands on him (I)and [b]inaugurated him, just as the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 27:19 commission
  2. Numbers 27:23 commissioned