Joshua 1:1

“Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nowe after the death of Moses the seruant of the Lord, it came to passe, that the Lord spake vnto Ioshua the sonne of Nun, Moses minister, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now it came to pass after the death of Moses the servant of Jehovah, that Jehovah spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now after the death of Moses, the servant of the Lord, the word of the Lord came to Joshua, the son of Nun, Moses' helper, saying,
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass after the death of Moses the servant of Jehovah, that Jehovah spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' attendant, saying,
- Darby Bible

Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass, that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses's minister, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Now it happened after the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, that Yahweh spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying,
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass after the death of Moses, servant of Jehovah, that Jehovah speaketh unto Joshua son of Nun, minister of Moses, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

NOW IT came to pass after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, that the LORD spoke unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 1:1


1:1 After the death of Moses - Either immediately after it, or when the days of mourning for Moses were expired. Joshua was appointed and declared Moses's successor in the government before this time; and here he receives confirmation from God therein. The servant of the Lord - This title is given to Moses here and #Jos 1:2|, as also #Deut 34:5|, and is repeated not without cause, to reflect honour upon him, to give authority to his laws and writings, in publishing whereof he acted as God's servant, in his name: and that the Israelites might not think of Moses above what was meet, remembering that he was not the Lord himself, but only the Lord's servant; and therefore not to be too pertinaciously followed in all his institutions when the Lord himself should come and abolish part of the Mosaical dispensation; it being but reasonable that he who was only a servant in God's house, should give place to him who was the son, and heir, and Lord of it. The Lord spake - Either in a dream or vision, or by Urim, #Numb 27:21|. Moses's minister - Who had waited upon Moses in his great employments, and thereby been privy to his manner of government, and so prepared for it.


Discussion for Joshua 1

  • Tony Ekanem
    The book of the law is the word of God. We are commanded not to allow it depart from our mouth. The word of God must be meditated upon all the time. It is in doing this that we make our way prosperous and have good success. Our prosperity and success in life depends our been strong and courageous to keep the word of God all the time
  • April
    Shalome,I was queit sad to read Moses passed,I was so happy for Moses when God shewed his Grace by shewing Moses the Land he was leading his children to,I cried in rejoice when I read that and said Thank You to GOD,I cried when Moses passed,I have been going on this journey with them all,he was blessed to have such prolonged days,now we know they will forsake GOD in his passing,how sad,peace be2U.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Joshua has been empowered by God to lead the Israelites on the last lap of their 40-year journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. It is a honour to serve the Lord.
  • Ephraim
    Joshua is a of obedient he takes institutions so he is a mighty man
  • Sylvia
    "Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him" Amen!
  • Babs
    Linda, when one use's someone else's words, one should give the person [you heard use the words ] the credit, I too heard him say that in his [yesterday] Lord's Day message! - I intend to read those verses ch 1, 1 to 9 Lord willing all this week

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