King James VersionJoshua1


1 Now af­ter the death of Moses the ser­vant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' min­is­ter, say­ing, 2 Moses my ser­vant is dead; now there­fore arise, go over this Jor­dan, thou, and all this peo­ple, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the chil­dren of Is­rael. 3 Ev­ery place that the sole of your foot shall tread up­on, that have I giv­en unto you, as I said unto Moses. 4 From the wilder­ness and this Lebanon even unto the great riv­er, the riv­er Eu­phrates, all the land of the Hit­tites, and unto the great sea to­ward the go­ing down of the sun, shall be your coast. 5 There shall not any man be able to stand be­fore thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor for­sake thee. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this peo­ple shalt thou di­vide for an in­her­i­tance the land, which I sware unto their fa­thers to give them. 7 Only be thou strong and very coura­geous, that thou mayest ob­serve to do ac­cord­ing to all the law, which Moses my ser­vant com­mand­ed thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest pros­per whith­er­so­ev­er thou goest. 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. 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. 10 Then Joshua com­mand­ed the of­fi­cers of the peo­ple, say­ing, 11 Pass through the host, and com­mand the peo­ple, say­ing, Pre­pare you vict­uals; for with­in three days ye shall pass over this Jor­dan, to go in to pos­sess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to pos­sess it. 12 And to the Reuben­ites, and to the Ga­dites, and to half the tribe of Man­asseh, spake Joshua, say­ing, 13 Re­mem­ber the word which Moses the ser­vant of the LORD com­mand­ed you, say­ing, The LORD your God hath giv­en you rest, and hath giv­en you this land. 14 Your wives, your lit­tle ones, and your cat­tle, shall re­main in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jor­dan; but ye shall pass be­fore your brethren armed, all the mighty men of val­our, and help them; 15 Un­til the LORD have giv­en your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have pos­sessed the land which the LORD your God giveth them: then ye shall re­turn unto the land of your pos­ses­sion, and en­joy it, which Moses the LORD'S ser­vant gave you on this side Jor­dan to­ward the sun­ris­ing. 16 And they an­swered Joshua, say­ing, All that thou com­man­d­est us we will do, and whith­er­so­ev­er thou send­est us, we will go. 17 Ac­cord­ing as we hear­kened unto Moses in all things, so will we hear­ken unto thee: only the LORD thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses. 18 Whoso­ev­er he be that doth rebel against thy com­mand­ment, and will not hear­ken unto thy words in all that thou com­man­d­est him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.