Bana Israyeli bakazwa ku Cilundu ca Sinai alimwi bakainda mucimpayuma ca Parani kuunka kubusena ibwiitwa kuti Kadesi. Kabali kooko, Jehova wakaambila Musa kuti: ‘Tuma baalumi bali 12, omwe kuzwa kumusyobo umwi aumwi, kutegwa bakatwele nyika ya Kanana, nyika njendiyoobapa bana Israyeli.’ Aboobo Musa wakasala baalumi bali 12 akubaambila kuti: ‘Kamuya ku Kanana, mukailange-lange nyika naa nimbotu kulima. Amukabone naa bantu bakkala nkuko balaanguzu naa pe alimwi naa bakkala mumatente naa muminzi.’ Basikutwela bali 12, kubikkilizya Joshua alimwi a Kalebe, bakaunka ku Kanana.

Nokwakainda mazuba aali 40, basikutwela bakapiluka, bakaleta nkuyu, mapomegranite, alimwi amisaansa. Basikutwela bakaamba kuti: ‘Nyika nimbotu, pele bantu balaanguzu alimwi minzi yabo ijisi bwaanda bulamfwu.’ Mpoonya Kalebe wakaamba kuti: ‘Tulakonzya kubazunda. Atwiinke ndilyonya lino!’ Sena ulizyi ikaambo Kalebe ncaakaambila boobo? Nkaambo walo alimwi a Joshua bakali kusyoma Jehova. Pele basikutwela bambi ibali 10 bakaamba kuti: ‘Peepe! Bantu abaya mbapati kapati mbuli zibbabbani! Twali kulibonya mbuli cisozi kulimbabo.’

Nobakamvwa boobo, bana Israyeli bakayoowa. Mpoonya bakatalika kutongooka akwaambilana kuti: ‘Atusale musololi umbi akupiluka ku Egepita. Nkaambo ikuti tuunke kubusena ooko, masimpe tuyoojaigwa.’  Joshua a Kalebe bakaamba kuti: ‘Mutamuzangili Jehova, alimwi mutayoowi pe. Jehova uyootukwabilila.’ Pele bana Israyeli tiibakaswiilila pe. Mane buya bakali kuyanda kumujaya Joshua a Kalebe!

Ino Jehova wakacita buti? Wakaambila Musa kuti: ‘Nokuba kuti ndabacitila zintu zinji bana Israyeli, bacizumanana kutandimvwida. Aboobo balakkala munkanda kwamyaka iili 40, alimwi bayoofwida mumo. Ccita buyo bana babo, Joshua alimwi a Kalebe mbobayookkala munyika njendakabasyomezya kubapa.’

“Nkaambo nzi ncomuyoowede boobu nywebo nobasilusyomo luniini?”—Matayo 8:26