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

  • 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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