No one will be able to stand up against you1 all the days of your life. As I was with2 Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake3 you.
"Be strong4 and courageous,5 because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers6 to give them.
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey7 all the law8 my servant Moses9 gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left,10 that you may be successful wherever you go.118
Do not let this Book of the Law12 depart from your mouth;13 meditate14 on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.159
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified;16 do not be discouraged,17 for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."1810
So Joshua ordered the officers of the people:1911
"Go through the camp20 and tell the people, 'Get your supplies21 ready. Three days22 from now you will cross the Jordan23 here to go in and take possession24 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,25 Joshua said,
"Remember the command that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: 'The LORD your God is giving you rest26 and has granted you this land.'
Your wives,27 your children and your livestock may stay in the land28 that Moses gave you east of the Jordan, but all your fighting men, fully armed,29 must cross over ahead of your brothers.30 You are to help your brothers
until the LORD gives them rest, as he has done for you, and until they too have taken possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving them. After that, you may go back and occupy your own land, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you east of the Jordan toward the sunrise."31