Joshua 1:9

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Haue not I commanded thee? be strong, and of a good courage, bee not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee, whither soeuer thou goest.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not affrighted, neither be thou dismayed: for Jehovah thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have I not given you your orders? Take heart and be strong; have no fear and do not be troubled; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go,
- Basic English Bible

Have I not commanded thee: Be strong and courageous? Be not afraid, neither be dismayed; for Jehovah thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
- Darby Bible

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
- Webster's Bible

Haven't I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Don't be afraid, neither be dismayed: for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go."
- World English Bible

`Have not I commanded thee? be strong and courageous; be not terrified nor affrighted, for with thee [is] Jehovah thy God in every [place] whither thou goest.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not affrighted, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 1:9


1:9 I commanded thee - I whom thou art obliged to obey: I who can carry thee through every thing I put thee upon: I of whose faithfulness and almighty power thou hast had large experience?


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