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

  • TONNY KWANGA
    Joshua was a verry good and even God wanted 2 show him that the power which guied moses was still there
  • WJ Rpse
    A man God chose to lead the people.
  • 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

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