Deuteronomy 1:38

38 But your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will enter it. Encourage him, because he will lead Israel to inherit it.

Deuteronomy 1:38 in Other Translations

KJV
38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.
ESV
38 Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall enter. Encourage him, for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.
NLT
38 Instead, your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will lead the people into the land. Encourage him, for he will lead Israel as they take possession of it.
MSG
38 Your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will go in. Build up his courage. He's the one who will claim the inheritance for Israel.
CSB
38 Joshua son of Nun, who attends you, will enter it. Encourage him, for he will enable Israel to inherit it.

Deuteronomy 1:38 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 1:38

[But] Joshua, the son of Nun, which standeth before thee
His servant and minister, which this phrase is expressive of:

he shall go in thither:
into the good land, instead of Moses, and as his successor, and who was to go before the children of Israel, and introduce them into it, as a type of Christ, who brings many sons to glory:

encourage him;
with the promise of the divine Presence with him, and of success in subduing the Canaanites, and settling the people of Israel in their land; and so we read that Moses did encourage him, ( Deuteronomy 31:7 Deuteronomy 31:8 )

for he shall cause Israel to inherit it;
go before them as their captain, and lead them into it; fight their battles for them, conquer their enemies, and divide the land by lot for an inheritance unto them; so the heavenly inheritance is not by the law of Moses, and the works of it, but by Joshua, or Jesus, the Saviour, by his achievements, victories, and conquests.

Deuteronomy 1:38 In-Context

36 except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, because he followed the LORD wholeheartedly.”
37 Because of you the LORD became angry with me also and said, “You shall not enter it, either.
38 But your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will enter it. Encourage him, because he will lead Israel to inherit it.
39 And the little ones that you said would be taken captive, your children who do not yet know good from bad—they will enter the land. I will give it to them and they will take possession of it.
40 But as for you, turn around and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea. ”

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Numbers 11:28; Numbers 14:30
  • 2. Deuteronomy 31:7
  • 3. Deuteronomy 3:28
  • 4. Joshua 11:23; Psalms 78:55; Psalms 136:21