Joshua 1 ©

1 The Lord appointeth Joshua to succeed Moses. 3 The extent of the promised land. 5 God promiseth to assist Joshua, and instructeth him. 10 Joshua prepareth the people to pass over Jordan. 12 He putteth the two tribes and half in mind of their commitment to Moses. 16 They promise him obedience.


NOW after the death of Moses the aservant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' bminister, saying,


cMoses my servant is dead; now therefore darise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.


Every eplace that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.


From fthe 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.


There gshall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: has I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.


Be istrong and of a good courage: for unto this people 1shalt thou jdivide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.


Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: kturn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest 2prosper whithersoever thou goest.


This lbook 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 3have good success.


Have mnot I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; nbe not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for othe LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.


¶Then Joshua commanded pthe officers of the people, saying,


Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you *victuals; for qwithin three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which rthe LORD your God giveth you to possess it.


¶And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,


Remember sthe word which tMoses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land.


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 4armed, all the umighty men of valour, and help them;


Until vthe LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have possessed wthe 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 sunrising.


¶And they answered Joshua, saying, xAll that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go.


According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: yonly the LORD thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses.


Whosoever he be zthat 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 abe strong and of a good courage.