Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon,1 and from the great river, the Euphrates2--all the Hittite3 country--to the Great Seaa on the west.45
No one will be able to stand up against you5 all the days of your life. As I was with6 Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake7 you.
"Be strong8 and courageous,9 because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers10 to give them.
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey11 all the law12 my servant Moses13 gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left,14 that you may be successful wherever you go.158
Do not let this Book of the Law16 depart from your mouth;17 meditate18 on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.199
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified;20 do not be discouraged,21 for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."2210
So Joshua ordered the officers of the people:2311
"Go through the camp24 and tell the people, 'Get your supplies25 ready. Three days26 from now you will cross the Jordan27 here to go in and take possession28 of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own.' "
But to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh,29 Joshua said,
"Remember the command that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: 'The LORD your God is giving you rest30 and has granted you this land.'
Your wives,31 your children and your livestock may stay in the land32 that Moses gave you east of the Jordan, but all your fighting men, fully armed,33 must cross over ahead of your brothers.34 You are to help your brothers