2 “My servant Moshe is dead. Prepare to cross the Yarden, together with all this people, into the land that I am giving to the Israelites.
ב מֹשֶׁה עַבְדִּי מֵת וְעַתָּה קוּם עֲבֹר אֶת־הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה אַתָּה וְכָל־הָעָם הַזֶּה אֶל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי נֹתֵן לָהֶם לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל׃
1:2 Prepare to cross the Yarden
Hashem instructs Yehoshua, the new leader of the Nation of Israel, to rise up and lead them across the Yarden, and to inhabit the land that Hashem is giving them. Taking possession of Eretz Yisrael will require human actions, which will be supported by God’s miracles. At the very beginning of Yehoshua’s leadership, the nation is reminded that the entire Eretz Yisrael belongs to the Jewish people, and that they must do their part to take possession of this special gift from Hashem.