Joshua 1:1-9 NIV

The LORD Commands Joshua

1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD,1 the LORD said to Joshua2 son of Nun, Moses' aide:

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2 "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.

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      3 I will give you every place where you set your foot,7 as I promised Moses.8

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      4 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.12

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        • a 1:4 - That is, the Mediterranean
          5 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.

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          6 "Be strong16 and courageous,17 because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers18 to give them.

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          7 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

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          8 Do not let this Book of the Law24 depart from your mouth;25 meditate26 on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.27

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          9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified;28 do not be discouraged,29 for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."30

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