New International Version (NIV)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
New Living Translation (NLT)
This is my command—be strong and courageous!
Do not be afraid or discouraged.
For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
New King James Version (NKJV)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage;
do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
World English Bible (WEB)
Haven’t I commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Don’t be afraid. Don’t be dismayed,
for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go.
What is the meaning of Joshua 1:9?
This verse is encouraging Joshua, and by extension, all believers, to be strong and courageous in the face of fear and discouragement. It reminds us that God is with us wherever we go and that we should not let fear or doubt hold us back from fulfilling our responsibilities and carrying out His will. This verse is a reminder to trust in God’s presence and guidance in all circumstances.
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