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

  • 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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