Joshua 1:8
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New International Version
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

New Living Translation
Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.

English Standard Version
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

New American Standard Bible
"This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to recite it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.

International Standard Version
This set of instructions is not to cease being a part of your conversations. Meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to carry out everything that's written in it, for then you'll prosper and succeed.

NET Bible
This law scroll must not leave your lips! You must memorize it day and night so you can carefully obey all that is written in it. Then you will prosper and be successful.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never stop reciting these teachings. You must think about them night and day so that you will faithfully do everything written in them. Only then will you prosper and succeed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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 ways prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

New American Standard 1977
“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night that thou may keep and do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shalt make thy way to prosper, and then thou shalt understand everything.

King James 2000 Bible
This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.

American King James Version
This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.

American Standard Version
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate thereon 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let not the book of this law depart from thy mouth: but thou shalt meditate on it day and night, that thou mayst observe and do all things that are written in it: then shalt thou direct thy way, and understand it.

Darby Bible Translation
This book of the law shall not depart from thy mouth; and thou shalt meditate upon it day and night, that thou mayest take heed to do according to all that is written therein; for then shalt thou have good success in thy ways, and then shalt thou prosper.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate in it 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.

World English Bible
This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.

Young's Literal Translation
the book of this law doth not depart out of thy mouth, and thou hast meditated in it by day and by night, so that thou dost observe to do according to all that is written in it, for then thou dost cause thy way to prosper, and then thou dost act wisely.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
God Commissions Joshua
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. 8"This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. 9"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."…
Cross References
Genesis 24:63
Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening; and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming.

Deuteronomy 17:19
"It shall be with him and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, by carefully observing all the words of this law and these statutes,

Deuteronomy 29:9
"So keep the words of this covenant to do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.

Deuteronomy 31:24
It came about, when Moses finished writing the words of this law in a book until they were complete,

Joshua 8:34
Then afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the book of the law.

Psalm 1:1
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

Psalm 1:2
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
Treasury of Scripture

This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.

book

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart…

Deuteronomy 11:18,19 Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your …

Deuteronomy 17:18,19 And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom…

Deuteronomy 30:14 But the word is very near to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, …

Deuteronomy 31:11 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD your God in the …

Psalm 37:30,31 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment…

Psalm 40:10 I have not hid your righteousness within my heart; I have declared …

Psalm 119:42,43 So shall I have with which to answer him that reproaches me: for …

Isaiah 59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, said the LORD; My spirit …

Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things…

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that …

thou shalt

Psalm 1:2,3 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he …

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable …

Psalm 119:11,15,97,99 Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you…

Proverbs 2:1-5 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you…

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching …

1 Timothy 4:14-16 Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, …

observe

Deuteronomy 5:29,32,33 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, …

Deuteronomy 6:1-3 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, …

Matthew 7:21,24 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, …

John 13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.

John 14:21 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves …

James 1:22-25 But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves…

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right …

have good success. or, do wisely

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

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