After the death of Moses the 1servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' 2assistant,
"Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel.
3Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses.
4From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory.
5No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just 6as I was with Moses, so 7I will be with you. 8I will not leave you or forsake you.
9Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.