Joshua 1:12
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English Standard Version
And to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh Joshua said,

King James Bible
And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,

American Standard Version
And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to the Rubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasses:

English Revised Version
And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spoke Joshua, saying,

Joshua 1:12 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The promise is followed by the condition upon which the Lord would fulfil His word. Joshua was to be firm and strong, i.e., well-assured, courageous, not alarmed (vid., Deuteronomy 31:6). In the first place (Joshua 1:6), he was to rely firmly upon the Lord and His promise, as Moses and the Lord had already told him (Deuteronomy 31:7 and Deuteronomy 31:23), and as is again repeated here, whilst at the same time the expression, "thou shalt divide for an inheritance," recalls to mind Deuteronomy 1:38; Deuteronomy 3:28; and in the second place (Joshua 1:7, Joshua 1:8), he was to strive to attain and preserve this firmness by a careful observance of the law. "Observe to do," etc., as Moses had already impressed upon the hearts of all the people (Deuteronomy 5:29, cf. Deuteronomy 28:14 and Deuteronomy 2:27). The suffix in ממּנּוּ is to be explained on the supposition that the speaker had the book of the law in his mind. The further expansion, in Joshua 1:8, is not only attached to the exhortations, with which Moses urges upon all the people in Deuteronomy 6:6-7, and Deuteronomy 11:18-19, an uninterrupted study and laying to heart of the commandments of God, but even more closely to the directions to the king, to read every day in the law (Deuteronomy 17:19). "Not to depart out of the mouth," is to be constantly in the mouth. The law is in our mouth, not only when we are incessantly preaching it, but when we are reading it intelligently for ourselves, or conversing about it with others. To this there was to be added meditation, or reflection upon it both day and night (vid., Psalm 1:2). הגה does not mean theoretical speculation about the law, such as the Pharisees indulged in, but a practical study of the law, for the purpose of observing it in thought and action, or carrying it out with the heart, the mouth, and the hand. Such a mode of employing it would be sure to be followed by blessings. "Then shalt thou make they way prosperous," i.e., succeed in all thine undertakings (vid., Deuteronomy 28:29), "and act wisely" (as in Deuteronomy 29:8).

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Numbers 32:20 So Moses said to them, "If you will do this, if you will arm yourselves before the LORD for the war,

Cross References
Numbers 32:20
So Moses said to them, "If you will do this, if you will take up arms to go before the LORD for the war,

Joshua 22:2
and said to them, "You have kept all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you and have obeyed my voice in all that I have commanded you.

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