Joshua 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

According as we hearkened vnto Moses in all things, so will we hearken vnto thee: onely the Lord thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Just as we obeyed Moses in all things, so we will obey you; only may the LORD your God be with you as He was with Moses.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only Jehovah thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As we gave attention to Moses in all things, so we will give attention to you: and may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses.
- Basic English Bible

According as we hearkened to Moses in all things, so will we hearken to thee; only may Jehovah thy God be with thee as he was with Moses.
- Darby Bible

According as we hearkened to Moses in all things, so will we hearken to thee: only the LORD thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses.
- Webster's Bible

Just as we listened to Moses in all things, so will we listen to you. Only may Yahweh your God be with you, as he was with Moses.
- World English Bible

according to all that we hearkened unto Moses [in], so we hearken unto thee; surely Jehovah thy God is with thee as He hath been with Moses.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 1:17


1:17 Unto thee - The same obedience which we owed, to Moses, we promise unto thee. With Moses - This is not a limitation of their obedience, as if they would not obey him any longer than he was prosperous, but an additional prayer for him. As we have hereby promised thee our obedience, so our prayer shall be, that God would bless and prosper thee, as he did Moses.


Discussion for Joshua 1

  • Barry Graham
    I also believe that the lord was telling Joshua that the same miracles that he work in the presence of Moses that he would also work for him. Example, the children of Israel crossed the Jordan River on dry land (the children of Israel crossed the over the Red Sea on dry land),. Joshua came into the very presence of the lord, (man standing afar off with the sword in his hand).
  • Emmanuel
    Joshua did as God promised and because he even keeps all the command,
  • Marcus
    If one reads the whole book of Joshua you will understand God keep to his promises. Joshua was truely a man of God.
  • Ashley
    God is good. Joshua was told to focus on the lord day and night
  • Mina
    I believe even though Moses was dead, God encourages Joshua that he was capable of leading israel as Moses did. The promise God promise Moses was still in effect, his word is faithful even when Joshua lead the people.
  • Irene123
    To 'Malefu' on Joshua 1:8 -- And to think - they (or rather parents) were 'here' 40 yrs. ago, but only Joshua and Caleb had FAITH in God. And it was only 11 days journey from Mt. Horeb (Sinai) to the land of Canaan. Arrrrrrrrrrrg!!! They saw all the blessings of the Red Sea and Pharoah. I believe it wholeheartedly, but I'll never understand it.

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