Joshua 1:8

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

This booke of the Law shal not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest obserue to doe according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt haue good successe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate thereon day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let this book of the law be ever on your lips and in your thoughts day and night, so that you may keep with care everything in it; then a blessing will be on all your way, and you will do well.
- Basic English Bible

This book of the law shall not depart from thy mouth; and thou shalt meditate upon it day and night, that thou mayest take heed to do according to all that is written therein; for then shalt thou have good success in thy ways, and then shalt thou prosper.
- Darby Bible

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate in it day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
- Webster's Bible

This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.
- World English Bible

the book of this law doth not depart out of thy mouth, and thou hast meditated in it by day and by night, so that thou dost observe to do according to all that is written in it, for then thou dost cause thy way to prosper, and then thou dost act wisely.
- Youngs Literal Bible

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shalt make thy ways prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 1:8


1:8 Out of thy mouth - That is, thou shalt constantly read it, and upon occasion discourse of it, and the sentence which shall come out of thy mouth, shall in all things be given according to this rule. Day and night - That is, diligently study, and upon all occasions consider what is God's will and thy duty. The greatness of thy place and employments shall not hinder thee from this work, because this is the only rule of all thy private actions, and publick administrations.


Discussion for Joshua 1:8

  • Brianna for verse 8
    Not sure I can say too much more than what everyone else has said. Meditation on gods word is important. It 's more than reading, but reading with a person to discern our Heavenly Father, Jehovah. Some tips for meditation: ask yourself, what does this teach me about Jehovah? Why did Jehovah handle matters in the way he did? What can I learn from this bible account? A deep personal study such as that helps us to draw closer to Jehovah, and that will definitely lead us to a successful path in life.
  • MockingBird for verse 8
    This passage says it all. As I meditate on God 's word and stay in His word daily and keep His word daily and observe to do what His word says : Then He will make my way prosperous and I will have good success : Umph : Evidently all success is not good success unless it is wrought through the Word of God !!
  • Olabisi Salis for verse 8
    The word of God is life to live .It must be meditated on often-And this act creates good success .
  • Winny ndlovu for verse 8
    If you meditate on something you consistently think about it. God wants us to capture his word and live it , feel it , walk with it and live by it.The word of God the bible is every Christian 's encyclopedia
  • Ishola oludare immaculate for verse 8
    THE BIBLE SAYS 'THY WORD HAVE I HIDE IN MY HEART SO AS NOT TO SIN AGAINST YOU ' WE AS A CHRISTIAN, WE SHOULD MEDITATE IN HIS WORD SO AS TO MAKE OUR WAY LAWFUL UNTO HIM. SHALOM!!!
  • Blessed for verse 8
    THE WORD OF GOD CAME TO US in living form Jesus CHRIST EMMANUEL GOD with us The children of Isreal we re given the commandments to keep The children of Isreal had an obedience problem GODS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER whenever the children of Is real went astray GOD S mercy abound and the word of GOD would lift up a standard