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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Joshua has been empowered by God to lead the Israelites on the last lap of their 40-year journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. It is a honour to serve the Lord.
  • Ephraim
    Joshua is a of obedient he takes institutions so he is a mighty man
  • Misty
    Thanks for sharing Linda I am now reading this chapter from 1-9 twice daily for a week. Much appreciated.
  • Sylvia
    "Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him" Amen!
  • Babs
    Linda, when one use's someone else's words, one should give the person [you heard use the words ] the credit, I too heard him say that in his [yesterday] Lord's Day message! - I intend to read those verses ch 1, 1 to 9 Lord willing all this week
  • Cal
    This mean that he is always with us.