Joshua 23:6
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New International Version
"Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left.

New Living Translation
"So be very careful to follow everything Moses wrote in the Book of Instruction. Do not deviate from it, turning either to the right or to the left.

English Standard Version
Therefore, be very strong to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, turning aside from it neither to the right hand nor to the left,

New American Standard Bible
"Be very firm, then, to keep and do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, so that you may not turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left,

King James Bible
Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be very strong and continue obeying all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, so that you do not turn from it to the right or left

International Standard Version
Stand very strong, then, so you can obey and carry out everything written in the Book of the Law of Moses, turning neither to the right nor to the left of it.

NET Bible
Be very strong! Carefully obey all that is written in the law scroll of Moses so you won't swerve from it to the right or the left,

New Heart English Bible
Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that you not turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now you must be very strong to keep and to do everything written in the Book of Moses' Teachings. Don't turn away from them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore be ye very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;

New American Standard 1977
“Be very firm, then, to keep and do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, so that you may not turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses without turning aside to the right hand or to the left

King James 2000 Bible
Be you therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that you turn not aside from it to the right hand or to the left;

American King James Version
Be you therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that you turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;

American Standard Version
Therefore be ye very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Only take courage, and be careful to observe all things that are written in the book of the law of Moses: and turn not aside from them neither to the right hand nor to the left:

Darby Bible Translation
And be ye very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;

English Revised Version
Therefore be ye very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;

Webster's Bible Translation
Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside from it to the right hand or to the left;

World English Bible
"Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that you not turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left;

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have been very strong to keep and to do the whole that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, so as not to turn aside from it right or left,
Study Bible
Joshua's Charge to Leaders
5"The LORD your God, He will thrust them out from before you and drive them from before you; and you will possess their land, just as the LORD your God promised you. 6"Be very firm, then, to keep and do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, so that you may not turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left, 7so that you will not associate with these nations, these which remain among you, or mention the name of their gods, or make anyone swear by them, or serve them, or bow down to them.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 5:32
"So you shall observe to do just as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right or to the left.

Joshua 1:7
"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.

Psalm 101:3
I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.

Psalm 119:102
I have not turned aside from Your ordinances, For You Yourself have taught me.
Treasury of Scripture

Be you therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that you turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;

very

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

Jeremiah 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are …

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

Ephesians 6:10-19 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might…

Hebrews 12:4 You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin.

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …

that ye

Deuteronomy 5:32 You shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God has commanded …

Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not …

Deuteronomy 17:20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brothers, and that he turn …

Deuteronomy 28:14 And you shall not go aside from any of the words which I command …

Proverbs 4:26,27 Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established…

(6) Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses.--As Joshua was the servant of the law himself, so must his successors be. No higher position was attainable than this. It has been the same with the successors of the greater Joshua. With them, and with those who follow them, nothing can ever supersede the authority of the written word.

Verse 6. - Be ye therefore very courageous. The original is stronger, Be ye exceedingly courageous (see note on Joshua 1:6). That is written in the book of the law of Moses. A yet more distinct intimation that the words of Moses had been collected into a book at this early period, and that it was known as the Book of the Law of Moses. It seems incredible that such a book should have been invented at a time when the precepts it contained were lightly regarded, and should have been represented as the proper standard of conduct when every one knew that it could never have been anything of the kind. Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses,.... To observe which required spiritual strength, fortitude of mind, a holy courage, a firm and fixed resolution, and particularly to destroy the Canaanites required in that book, and to abstain from all communion and fellowship with them:

that ye turn not aside therefrom, to the right hand or the left; See Gill on Joshua 1:7. 23:1-10 Joshua was old and dying, let them observe what he said now. He put them in mind of the great things God had done for them in his days. He exhorted them to be very courageous. Keep with care, do with diligence, and regard with sincerity what is written. Also, very cautiously to endeavour that the heathen idolatry may be forgotten, so that it may never be revived. It is sad that among Christians the names of the heathen gods are so commonly used, and made so familiar as they are. Joshua exhorts them to be very constant. There might be many things amiss among them, but they had not forsaken the Lord their God; the way to make people better, is to make the best of them.
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