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Joshua 1:5

5 1No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just 2as I was with Moses, so 3I will be with you. 4I will not leave you or forsake you.

Joshua 1:5 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 1:5

There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the
days of thy life
What is promised to the people in common, ( Deuteronomy 11:25 ) ; is here particularly promised to Joshua their general; and which was fulfilled in him, and still more in Christ his antitype, who made an end of sin, destroyed the devil, spoiled principalities and powers, abolished death, and overcame the world:

as I was with Moses, [so] will I be with thee;
to counsel and advise, guide and direct, protect and defend, prosper and succeed; the Targum of Jonathan is, as my Word

``was for the help of Moses, so will I be with thee:''

I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee;
but grant him his presence, communicate strength unto him, make good his promises, and leave him not till he had made an entire conquest of the land of Canaan, and even not till the end of his days; and was true of Christ in his state of humiliation, in his sufferings and death, and even in the grave, where he was not left so long as to see corruption; as this is applied to particular believers, (See Gill on Hebrews 13:5).

Joshua 1:5 In-Context

3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses.
4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory.
5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.
6 Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.
7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Deuteronomy 7:24
  • 2. ver. 17; Exodus 3:12
  • 3. ver. 9, 17; Joshua 3:7; Joshua 6:27; Deuteronomy 31:8, 23
  • 4. Genesis 28:15; Deuteronomy 31:6, 8; 1 Chronicles 28:20; Cited Hebrews 13:5
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