JOSHUA 1:9

Be strong and courageous

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In this verse God tells Joshua that Moses has died and gives him encouragement as he will now lead the Israelites into the Promised Land.

This powerful scripture reminds us that God is with us wherever we go and in whatever we do. We do not need not be afraid of anyone or anything if we hold the peace of God in our heart. Instead, we can move courageously forward in an uncertain world remembering and believing God is with us.

To get what Joshua 1:9 means in detail, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity.

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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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Popularity relative to other verses in Joshua chapter 1 using average monthly Google searches.

Joshua 1:9 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Have not הֲל֤וֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
I commanded צִוִּיתִ֙יךָ֙ (intensively) to constitute, enjoin commanded
thee? Be strong חֲזַ֣ק 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; וֶֽאֱמָ֔ץ To be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage) good courage
be not afraid, תַּעֲרֹ֖ץ To awe or (intransitive) to dread; hence, to harass not afraid
neither וְאַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing neither
be thou dismayed: תֵּחָ֑ת Properly, to prostrate; hence, to break down, either (literally) by violence, or (figuratively) by confusion and fear dismayed
for כִּ֤י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
with עִמְּךָ֙ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
thee 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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  • 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.

  • 10  Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

  • 11  Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the Lord your God giveth you to possess it.




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