BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. … Compare Isaiah 35:3 : “Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.”] It is a command as imperative as any in the Decalogue, for strength of will and indomitable firmness must constitute the state of mind out of which all acts of obedience spring. on StudyLight.org BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. The nations that he was to subdue were naturally warlike, of a gigantic stature and strength; their towns well fortified by nature and art; their forces and interests united by the strongest ties and alliances: besides, they had all long ago taken the alarm, and had made the greatest preparations against him, determined either to obstruct his conquest of their country, or to lose their lives in its defence. Joshua is doubtless already a leader in his tribe when God leads the people out of Egypt. Joshua 1:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Joshua 1:6, NIV: "Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them." Used by Permission. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. "Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". BibliographyGill, John. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/joshua-1.html. Compare Deuteronomy 31:7. Michaelis remarks that the verb חזק, to be strong, denotes strength of hand and arm to lay hold of and retain any thing within one’s grasp; while אמצ, to be firm, denotes rather firmness in the knees, and ability to maintain one’s position against the attack of foes. But if this great man needed this curb of modesty that he might not overstep his limits, how intolerable the audacity if we, who fall so far short of him, arrogate to ourselves greater license? "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". That honour and assistance which I denied to Moses I will give to thee. I. Joshua 1:3, KJV: "Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread … "Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto … 1840-57. God exhorted Joshua on the basis of this promise ( Joshua 1:5) to be "strong" and "courageous" (cf. 6. Joshua 3:1 And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. The Lord would inspire Joshua with strength of soul by disclosing to him the grandeur of his mission. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". It has subsequently become a NT term for the enjoyment of the spiritual blessings of salvation (e.g, 1 Peter 1:4)." If we know that Christ loves us and that He has all power and knows all that is before us, what have we to fear? "Commentary on Joshua 1:6". He’d have to claim the land from its current inhabitants, fight and lead battles, and provide spiritual leadership for a large group of people. 5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the dayes of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with … Joshua 1:3, ESV: "Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses." “Be strong and very courageous. Joshua was one of the twelve scouts who explored the land of Canaan (Num 13:8); he and Caleb were the only two of the twelve to give a positive report and resist the people's demands to appoint a new leader and return to Egypt (Num 14:1-9). This is the great subject of the book. See Univ. … BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 1:6". Joshua 1:6. The first time He was referring to the courage necessary to complete the task of conquering the land and dividing it among the tribes (v. 6). Book of Joshua, the sixth book of the Bible, which, along with Deuteronomy, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings, belongs to a tradition of Jewish history and law, called Deuteronomic, that was first committed to writing about 550 BCE, during the Babylonian Exile. Joshua 1:6-9 NIV. 1801-1803. The servant of the Lord — This title is given to Moses here and Joshua 1:2, as also Deuteronomy 34:5, and is repeated not without cause, to reflect honour upon him, t… ‘Of good courage.’ This word also indicates being strong, and especially strong in spirit. Thus ‘be doubly strong’. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". … "Commentary on Joshua 1:6". In these two verses YHWH brings to the mind of Joshua words of Moses spoken earlier as recorded in Deuteronomy. Ver. For unto this people shall thou divide — Or, thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land. Joshua 1:6 Context. Joshua 1:6 "No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. “For you will cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.” Notice the word ‘inherit’. Si tamen horteris, fortior ibit equus. How does God tell Joshua to treat the law in 1:7? “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. We may add, that not once only or by one single expression are strength and constancy required of Joshua, but he is confirmed repeatedly and in various terms, because he was to be engaged in many and various contests. More especially, however, did God prescribe the rule of his servant, in order that those who excel in honor might know that they are as much bound to obey it as the meanest of the people. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. What is the law? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-1.html. Deuteronomy 30:20). 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. Joshua 1:6 - Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. To be sanctified is to be set apart for God's purpose. You will need to hear this cheering cry: (1) in the hour of confession; (2) in the hour of temptation; (3) in the hour of misfortune; (4) in the hour of death. Only be strong and of good courage: The representatives from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh say the same thing to Joshua that he heard from the Lord in Joshua 1:6. called the priests--The pious leader, whatever military preparations he had made, surrendered all his own views, at once and unreservedly, to the declared will of God. And when we do, just as God told Joshua that he would be with him, Christ tells us that he will be with us. There are two kinds of strength and courage. 1. 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,. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 2 And Joshua the son of Nun x sent 1 two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” And they went and came into the house of y a prostitute whose name was z Rahab and lodged there. 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