Joshua 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

From the wildernesse and this Lebanon, euen vnto the great Riuer, the riuer Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and vnto the great sea, toward the going downe of the Sunne, shalbe your coast.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"From the wilderness and this Lebanon, even as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and as far as the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun will be your territory.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 border.
- American Standard Version (1901)

From the waste land and this mountain Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, and all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea, in the west, will be your country.
- Basic English Bible

From the wilderness and this Lebanon to the great river, the river Euphrates, the whole land of the Hittites, to the great sea, toward the going down of the sun, shall be your border.
- Darby Bible

From the wilderness and this Lebanon even to the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the great sea towards the setting of the sun, shall be your border.
- Webster's Bible

From the wilderness, and this Lebanon, even to the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your border.
- World English Bible

From this wilderness and Lebanon, and unto the great river, the river Phrath, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great Sea -- the going in of the sun -- is your border.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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 border.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 1:4


1:4 This Lebanon - Emphatically, as being the most eminent mountain in Syria, and the northern border of the land: or this which is within thy view. Hittites - Of the Canaanites, who elsewhere are all called Amorites; (#Gen 15:16|) and here Hittites, the Hittites being the most considerable and formidable of all. The greater - The midland sea, great in itself, and especially compared with those lesser collections of waters, which the Jews called seas. But the Israelites never possessed all this land. I answer: That was from their own sloth and cowardice, and disobedience to God, and breach of those conditions upon which this promise was suspended: Though their possessions extended not to Euphrates, yet their dominion did, and all those lands were tributary to them in David's and Solomon's time.


Discussion for Joshua 1

  • Amy Mudzamiri
    My dad's name was Joshua. He was an amazing man. I read this book each time I think of him. It gives me some kind of Joy and peace. I am probably going to name my son Joshua too.

    I particularly love Chapter 1 verse 3. I have great confidence because of that promise. There is power is that word.
  • JK
    Is message for me from the Lord. Today .Praise God ...
  • Mark Mathews
    Joshua was called of GOD and he answered the call as we all should do!We were all chosen for a certain calling and we should answer it as well as Joshua did. GOD gave it to them,they just needed to go claim it all!But like all people they failed to go claim it all!To this day!GOD gave us his grace for free!! We just need to go claim our Inheritance freely gave at the Cross!!!BLOOD does it all
  • Aghedo Osazee
    Lord may your word and commandment never depart from our heart and give us the grace to always be benefactors of ur promises so our light will shine, Amen
  • Debra
    I was a young woman of of 17 when I read the book of Joshua. As I read of this leader/trogon, he reminder me of my grandfather. I told him if I had a son I would name him- first name Joshua and second name after him because I could see Joshua in my grandfather, who's name was Slavone (French). Thus, Joshua Slavone. Family tells me he is so much like him. He was an officer and now a lawyer.
  • TONNY KWANGA
    Joshua was a verry good and even God wanted 2 show him that the power which guied moses was still there

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