After the death of Moses the 1servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' 2assistant,
"Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel.
3Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses.
4From 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.
5No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just 6as I was with Moses, so 7I will be with you. 8I will not leave you or forsake you.
9Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.
Only be strong and 10very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law 11that Moses my servant commanded you. 12Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but 13you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Have I not commanded you? 14Be strong and courageous. 15Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."