Lord Commands Joshua
1:1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the
LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the
son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
1:2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over
this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which
I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.
1:3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread
upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
1:4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the
great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the
Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of
the sun, shall be your coast.
1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee
all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be
with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
1:6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people
shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware
unto their fathers to give them.
1:7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou
mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses
my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right
hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever
1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth;
but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou
mayest observe to do according to all that is written
therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and
then thou shalt have good success.
1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good
courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the
LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
1:10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people,
1:11 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying,
Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass
over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the
LORD your God giveth you to possess it.
1:12 And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half
the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,
1:13 Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD
commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you
rest, and hath given you this land.
1:14 Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall
remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan;
but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty
men of valor, and help them;
1:15 Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he
hath given you, and they also have possessed the land which
the LORD your God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the
land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the
LORD's servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the
1:16 And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou
commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us,
we will go.
1:17 According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so
will we hearken unto thee: only the LORD thy God be with
thee, as he was with Moses.
1:18 Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy
commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that
thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be
strong and of a good courage.