After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD,1 the LORD said to Joshua2 son of Nun, Moses' aide:
"Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River34 into the land5 I am about to give to them6--to the Israelites.
I will give you every place where you set your foot,7 as I promised Moses.84
Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon,9 and from the great river, the Euphrates10--all the Hittite11 country--to the Great Seaa on the west.125
No one will be able to stand up against you13 all the days of your life. As I was with14 Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake15 you.
"Be strong16 and courageous,17 because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers18 to give them.
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey19 all the law20 my servant Moses21 gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left,22 that you may be successful wherever you go.23