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 for Joshua 1:8

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 for Joshua 1:8

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

  • Suzanne on Joshua 1:8
    Ive just been reading through comments and questions etc ,im not a great typist so please forgive me ,there is so much i could and want to say but i will stick to main points ,first if english is your 2nd language you really need to read the Bible in your 1st language ,second i have been reading Bible 4 over 25yrs every day and i know ive read it all over 50 times ,u must read it all ,i am still learning and discovering new things in it ,u will not understand everything immediately ,it reveals itself slowly and all of it is neccessary and it interprits itself ,u must b very patient ,determined and persistant ,your faith grows with your understanding .God is love .
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on Joshua 1:8
    Amen, well said Suzanne.
  • Jack Gutknecht on Joshua 1:8
    "God only wise, and great, and strong,

    Hath made the orbs to run their race: (Psalm 19:4-5)

    from the hymn:

    GOD ONLY WISE, AND GREAT, AND STRONG

    "To the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever." 1 Timothy 1:17

    [Charles Wesley (1707-1788)]

    Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

    Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns for Use of Families, 1767.

    Music: Mainzer, Joseph Mainzer, circa 1845 .

    Joseph Mainzer (1801-1851)

    God only wise, and great, and strong,

    Hath made the orbs to run their race:

    Knowledge and might to God belong,

    Honor, and majesty, and praise
  • Nelly vundamina on Joshua 1:8
    It is very important to meditate on God's word.

    And as we do that and Keep his word in our hearts as part of our daily life. He will make our ways prosperous and we will have good success.
  • Brianna on Joshua 1:8
    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 on Joshua 1:8
    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 on Joshua 1:8
    The word of God is life to live .It must be meditated on often-And this act creates good success .
  • Brian Nyamutswa on Joshua 1:8
    The word of God is a shield to protect us from deceitful ways of the devil
  • Shay on Joshua 1:8
    We want to read the Bible at a pace that allows for meditation. Jehovah God does not want his servants to rush through a reading of his Word. When we meditate on what we read, it will help us to fix attention on portions that are especially useful and encouraging.
  • Sironkajohn@gmail.com on Joshua 1:8
    the word of God,makes us succesfu in our plans if we meditate it daily.


 

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