Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, that the LORDspoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses'aservant, saying,
2"Moses1My servant is dead ; now therefore arise, 2crossthisJordan, you and allthispeople, to the landwhich I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel.
"3Everyplace on which the sole of your foottreads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses.
"4From the wilderness and thisLebanon, even as far as the greatriver, the riverEuphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and as far as the GreatSea toward the setting of the sun will be your territory.
"5Noman will be able to standbefore you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; 6I will not fail you or forsake you.
"7Be strong and courageous, for you shall givethispeoplepossession of the landwhich I swore to their fathers to give them.