Joshua 1:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.

New Living Translation
"Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them.

English Standard Version
Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.

New American Standard Bible
"Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be strong and courageous, for you will distribute the land I swore to their fathers to give them as an inheritance.

International Standard Version
"Be strong and courageous, because you'll be leading this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors.

NET Bible
Be strong and brave! You must lead these people in the conquest of this land that I solemnly promised their ancestors I would hand over to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be strong and courageous, because you will help these people take possession of the land I swore to give their ancestors.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be strong and of a good courage; for thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land as an inheritance, which I swore unto their fathers to give them.

King James 2000 Bible
Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shall you divide for an inheritance the land, which I swore unto their fathers to give them.

American King James Version
Be strong and of a good courage: for to this people shall you divide for an inheritance the land, which I swore to their fathers to give them.

American Standard Version
Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take courage, and be strong: for thou shalt divide by lot to this people the land, for which I swore to their fathers, that I would deliver it to them.

Darby Bible Translation
Be strong and courageous, for thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land which I have sworn unto their fathers to give them.

English Revised Version
Be strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be strong and of a good courage: for to this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

World English Bible
"Be strong and courageous; for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

Young's Literal Translation
be strong and courageous, for thou -- thou dost cause this people to inherit the land which I have sworn to their fathers to give to them.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:5-9 Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. Whatever affairs of this world we have to mind, we must not neglect the one thing needful. All his orders to the people, and his judgments, must be according to the law of God. Joshua must himself be under command; no man's dignity or dominion sets him above the law of God. He is to encourage himself with the promise and presence of God. Let not the sense of thine own infirmities dishearten thee; God is all-sufficient. I have commanded, called, and commissioned thee to do it, and will be sure to bear thee out in it. When we are in the way of duty, we have reason to be strong and very bold. Our Lord Jesus, as Joshua here, was borne up under his sufferings by a regard to the will of God, and the commandment from his Father.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - Be strong and of a good courage. Literally, be strong and vigorous. The word does not refer so much to the character of Joshua as to his actions. He was to be a man of action, alert, prompt, ready to act when occasion demanded (see Deuteronomy 31:6, 7, 8, 23). Which I sware unto their fathers (see note on ver. 3).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Be strong, and of good courage,.... The same exhortation Moses gave him, Deuteronomy 31:7; and is afterwards repeated in this chapter, as being of great moment and importance, as it is in the general of an army to show greatness and strength of mind, valour and courage, and not be dismayed at the number and strength of the enemy. As Joshua's work in fighting with the Canaanites, and conquering their land, so Christ's work in the redemption of his people, and subduing their enemies, required strength and courage, and both were very eminent in him:

for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land which I sware unto their fathers to give them; and, this promise included and ensured the conquest of it, and the putting the people into the possession of it; for if he was to divide it to them, he must first take it out of the hands of the present inhabitants, and deliver it into the hands of the children of Israel, to be possessed by them, dividing to each tribe and family their part and portion.



Joshua 1:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Commissions Joshua
5"No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. 6"Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7"Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:21
See, the LORD your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

Deuteronomy 11:8
Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess,

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

Deuteronomy 31:7
Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their ancestors to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance.

Deuteronomy 31:23
The LORD gave this command to Joshua son of Nun: "Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I promised them on oath, and I myself will be with you."

2 Samuel 10:12
Be strong, and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The LORD will do what is good in his sight."

1 Kings 2:2
"I am about to go the way of all the earth," he said. "So be strong, act like a man,

1 Chronicles 22:13
Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the LORD gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.

Daniel 10:19
"Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed," he said. "Peace! Be strong now; be strong." When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, "Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength."
Treasury of Scripture

Be strong and of a good courage: for to this people shall you divide for an inheritance the land, which I swore to their fathers to give them.

Be strong

Joshua 1:7,9 Only be you strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do …

1 Samuel 4:9 Be strong and quit yourselves like men, O you Philistines, that you …

1 Kings 2:2 I go the way of all the earth: be you strong therefore, and show yourself a man;

1 Chronicles 22:13 Then shall you prosper, if you take heed to fulfill the statutes …

1 Chronicles 28:10 Take heed now; for the LORD has chosen you to build an house for …

2 Chronicles 32:7,8 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king …

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your …

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees…

Daniel 10:19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be to you, be strong, …

Haggai 2:4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, said the LORD; and be strong, O …

Zechariah 8:9 Thus said the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, you that hear …

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

unto this people, etc. or, thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land.

divide

Numbers 34:17-29 These are the names of the men which shall divide the land to you: …

which I sware

Genesis 26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; …

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