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

  • 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
  • Godson
    Joshua was a man courage and unwavering faith a man who know the power of GOD, power in spoken word,he commanded the sun to stand still it was done.
  • Emezi Innocent
    Only the word of God is 'yes' and 'amen'. We shall inherit all our possessions in Jesus name.
  • 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