Joshua 1:7

“Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Onely bee thou strong, and very courageous, that thou mayest obserue to doe according to all the Law, which Moses my seruant commaunded thee: turne not from it to the right hand, or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whither soeuer thou goest.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Only be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest have good success whithersoever thou goest.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Only take heart and be very strong; take care to do all the law which Moses my servant gave you, not turning from it to the right hand or to the left, so that you may do well in all your undertakings.
- Basic English Bible

Only be strong and very courageous, that thou mayest take heed to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded thee. Turn not from it to the right or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
- Darby Bible

Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
- Webster's Bible

Only be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded you. Don't turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.
- World English Bible

`Only, be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded thee; thou dost not turn aside from it right or left, so that thou dost act wisely in every [place] whither thou goest;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Only be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to all the law, which Moses My servant commanded thee; turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest have good success whithersoever thou goest.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 1:7


1:7 Commanded thee - Remember, that though thou art the commander of my people, yet thou art my subject, and obliged to observe all my commands. To the right hand or to the left - That is, in any kind, or upon any pretence; which plainly shews, that God's assistance promised to him and the Israelites, was conditional, and might justly be withdrawn upon their breach of the conditions. Whithersoever thou goest - That is, whatsoever thou doest. Mens actions are often compared to ways, or steps by which they come to the end they aim at.


Discussion for Joshua 1

  • Ebenezer
    Obedience to God's instructions is the key to succeed in leadership. We are to lead people from where they are, to where God has prepared for them.
  • Nathan Meke
    Joshua the God chosen leader who led the Israelites with patient through to the promise land
  • Elizabeth RS
    God has given us commandment in his word on how to govern ourselves accordingly and " HE WILL " until the day he return, fullfil it. In this 1st chapter of Joshua he give some instructions to follow and assure us of his promise to reward us according to our actions to perform in obedience.
  • Theresa
    It's amazing to me and a bit scarring to know God COMMANDED us (thru Joshua) to have courage and not fear, BUT WE DO! Is it because V8.. NOT meditating on the Word!!' (day and night) Selah
  • Chinyere
    Joshua is great inpiration to me as a child of God. His dedication and unwavering support to Moses earned him the choice of God to lead God's people into the promised land after the death of Moses.
  • BUTCHFOMBY
    THE HOLY SPIRIT FILLS GOD'S SAINTS NOW, AND HE MAKES US STRONG AND COURAGEOUS LIKE JOSHUA...AMEN

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