JOSHUA 1:6

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Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

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Joshua 1:6 Translation & Meaning

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Be strong חֲזַ֖ק To fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer strong
and of a good courage: וֶֽאֱמָ֑ץ To be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage) good courage
for כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
unto אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) unto
this הַזֶּ֔ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
people הָעָ֣ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
shalt thou אַתָּ֗ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you shalt thou
divide for an inheritance תַּנְחִיל֙ To inherit (as a (figurative) mode of descent), or (generally) to occupy; causatively, to bequeath, or (generally) distribute, instate divide inheritance
the land, הָאָ֕רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
which אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
I sware נִשְׁבַּ֥עְתִּי To seven oneself, i.e., swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times) sware
unto their fathers לַֽאֲבוֹתָ֖ם Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application fathers
to give לָתֵ֥ת To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give
them. לָתֵ֥ת To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) them

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  • 4  From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.

  • 5  There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

  • 6  Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

  • 7  Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

  • 8  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.




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