JOSHUA 1:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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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.

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Joshua 1:7 Translation & Meaning

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Only רַק֩ Properly, leanness, i.e., (figuratively) limitation; only adverbial, merely, or conjunctional, although Only
be thou strong חֲזַ֨ק To fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer strong
and very מְאֹ֗ד Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) very
courageous, וֶֽאֱמַ֜ץ To be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage) courageous
that thou mayest observe לִשְׁמֹ֤ר Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc mayest observe
to do לַֽעֲשׂוֹת֙ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
according to all כְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) according all
the law, הַתּוֹרָ֗ה A precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch law
which אֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
Moses מֹשֶׁ֣ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
my servant עַבְדִּ֔י A servant servant
commanded צִוְּךָ֙ (intensively) to constitute, enjoin commanded
thee: turn תָּס֥וּר To turn off (literally or figuratively) turn
not אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
from מִמֶּ֖נּוּ Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses from
it the right hand יָמִ֣ין The right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south right hand
to (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
or the left, וּשְׂמֹ֑אול Properly, dark (as enveloped), i.e., the north; hence (by orientation), the left hand left
to (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
that לְמַ֣עַן Properly, heed, i.e., purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that that
thou mayest prosper תַּשְׂכִּ֔יל To be (causatively, make or act) circumspect and hence, intelligent mayest prosper
whithersoever בְּכֹ֖ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) whithersoever
thou goest. תֵּלֵֽךְ׃ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) goest

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  • 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.

  • 9  Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.




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