Joshua 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Bee strong, and of a good courage: for vnto this people shalt thou diuide for an inheritance the land which I sware vnto their fathers to giue them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take heart and be strong; for you will give to this people for their heritage the land which I gave by an oath to their fathers.
- Basic English Bible

Be strong and courageous, for thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land which I have sworn unto their fathers to give them.
- Darby Bible

Be strong and of a good courage: for to this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
- Webster's Bible

Be strong and courageous; for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
- World English Bible

be strong and courageous, for thou -- thou dost cause this people to inherit the land which I have sworn to their fathers to give to them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land which I swore unto their fathers to give them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 1:6


1:6 Be strong and of a good courage - Joshua, though a person of great courage and resolution, whereof he had given sufficient proof, yet needs these exhortations, partly because his work was great, and difficult, and long, and in a great measure new; partly because he had a very mean opinion of himself, especially if compared with Moses; and remembering how perverse and ungovernable that people were, even under Moses, he might very well suspect the burden of ruling them would be too heavy for his shoulders.


Discussion for Joshua 1

  • 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.
  • Malefu
    Meditate on the Word of God. When you are rooted in the Word you can't be shaken. I love verse 8.
  • Olaniyi
    i like the name becos God send him messege he flow the messege especially the word of God
  • Coco T. Anne Strawbridge
    The "book of the law", vs. 8, was handwritten by Moses as instructed by God after God gave him the Ten Commandments. It contained extra counsel and instructions that the Israelites needed, based upon the Ten Commandments. This book was not the Ten Commandments and was kept in the side of the Ark of the Covenant.

    THIS was the law that was nailed to the cross, not the Ten Commandments.
  • Goredema
    joshua was told to focus on the lord day and night

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