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 1:9

  • Andrew Bwalya for verse 9
    God Almighty provides the guardrails to walk through, and, He is on our side.
  • Suzette robinson for verse 9
    One god is telling us don 't fear I 'm with you all the way trust me don 't bear to the left or to the right keep your eyes on me walk in the authority that i have given you because you 're made in my image
  • Cheryl Dawn for verse 9
    I love this verse, as. It encourages us to trust in God no matter where we are. That to me means not just location on the map, but circumstances .
  • JERRY MAKGAE for verse 9
    joshua is trying to make us strong not to be scared or afraid of the devil but be aware of him.
  • this is a inspiring veres, one thing we should know is that the lord never leave us we leave him,we can always stand asure of the lord strength so long as we stay connented to him.
  • MockingBird for verse 9
    To be dismayed is to have seen or been through a thing that has so disheartened you that you do not want to go near that again or even have to go through that thing again if your confronted with it again. The Lord says to be strong and courageous for He is with you withersoever you go. He is there to help you along. Believe and Trust Him to get you through.We do not have to fear.That does not mean that if your facing a sin and you yield to it that will ok it.