"1Be strong and courageous, for you shall givethispeoplepossession of the landwhich I swore to their fathers to give them.
7"Only be strong and verycourageous ; a2be careful to do according to all the lawwhichMoses My servantcommanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may bhavesuccesswherever you go.
"3Thisbook of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may cbe careful to do according to all that is written in it; 4for then you will make your wayprosperous, and then you will dhavesuccess.
"Have I not commanded you? 5Be strong and courageous ! 6Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
Then Joshuacommanded the officers of the people, saying,
11"Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, saying, 'Prepareprovisions for yourselves, for within7threedays you are to crossthisJordan, to go in to possess the landwhich the LORD your God is giving you, to possess it.' "
128To the Reubenites and to the Gadites and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshuaesaid,
13"Remember the wordwhichMoses the servant of the LORDcommanded you, saying, '9The LORD your Godgives you rest and will give you thisland.'
"Your wives, your littleones, and your cattle shall remain in the landwhichMosesgave you beyond the Jordan, but you shall crossbefore your brothers in battlearray, all your valiantwarriors, and shall help them,
15until the LORDgives your brothersrest, as He gives you, and they alsopossess the landwhich the LORD your God is giving them. 10Then you shall return to fyour ownland, and possessgthat whichMoses11the servant of the LORDgave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise ."
They answeredJoshua, saying, "All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.