Joshua 1:1

Joshua Installed as Leader

1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide:

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Joshua 1:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
ESV
1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant,
NLT
1 After the death of Moses the LORD ’s servant, the LORD spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. He said,
MSG
1 After the death of Moses the servant of God, God spoke to Joshua, Moses' assistant:
CSB
1 After the death of Moses the Lord's servant, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, who had served Moses:

Joshua 1:1 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 1:1

Now after the death of Moses
Or "and after" F8; the book begins as if something went before, it is connected with; and indeed it seems to be the last chapter of the book of Deuteronomy, which treats of the death of Moses; and Joshua being the penman of ( Deuteronomy 34:5-12 ) , as say the Talmudists F9, and of this book, as has been seen, having wrote them, he goes on with the history of his own affairs in strict connection with that account, beginning where that ended; namely, at the death of Moses, whose character here given is

the servant of the Lord;
and a faithful one he was in all things belonging to it, and in whatsoever was enjoined him by the Lord, see ( Deuteronomy 34:5 ) ;

and it came to pass that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun,
Moses's minister;
either in a dream, or vision, or by an articulate voice out of the sanctuary: of Joshua's descent and relation, see ( Exodus 33:11 ) ; and of his office under Moses, not as a menial servant, but a minister of state, see ( Exodus 24:13 ) ;

saying;
as follows.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 (yhyw) "et factum est", V. L. "et fuit", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus.
F9 T. Bab. Bava Bathra, fol. 14. 2.

Joshua 1:1 In-Context

1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide:
2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites.
3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.
4 Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west.
5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Exodus 14:31; Numbers 12:7; Deuteronomy 34:5; Revelation 15:3
  • 2. S Exodus 17:9; Exodus 24:13; Deuteronomy 1:38
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