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Joshua 1

Introduction

Overview

Joshua 1:1, The Lord appoints Joshua to succeed Moses; Joshua 1:3, The borders of the promised land; Joshua 1:5, God promises to assist Joshua; Joshua 1:8, He gives him instructions; Joshua 1:10, Joshua prepares the people to pass over Jordan; Joshua 1:12, He puts the two tribes and half in mind of their promise to Moses; Joshua 1:16, They promise him fealty.

Verse 1

the death: Joshua 12:6. See on Deuteronomy 33:1, Deuteronomy 34:5, Acts 13:36, Acts 13:37, Romans 1:1, Titus 1:1, James 1:1, Revelation 1:18

Joshua: Exodus 17:9-13. See on Numbers 13:8, Numbers 13:16, Deuteronomy 1:38, Deuteronomy 31:3, Deuteronomy 31:23, Deuteronomy 34:9, Acts 7:45, Jesus

Moses' minister: Exodus 24:13, Numbers 11:28, 1 Kings 19:16, 2 Kings 3:11, 2 Kings 4:27-29, 2 Kings 5:25-27, Matthew 20:26, Matthew 20:27, Luke 16:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 22:17 - thy seed Genesis 49:24 - the shepherd Joshua 1:2 - Moses Joshua 1:7 - which Moses 2 Kings 2:5 - thy master 2 Kings 2:14 - smote 2 Kings 18:12 - Moses 1 Chronicles 6:49 - Moses Nehemiah 8:17 - Jeshua Nehemiah 9:23 - broughtest 2 Timothy 2:24 - the servant Hebrews 11:31 - she had

Verse 2

Moses: Joshua 1:1, Isaiah 42:1, Hebrews 3:5, Hebrews 3:6, Hebrews 7:23, Hebrews 7:24

arise: Numbers 27:16-21, Deuteronomy 3:28, Deuteronomy 31:7

Reciprocal: Numbers 20:12 - ye shall Deuteronomy 31:3 - and Joshua Deuteronomy 34:5 - died there Joshua 7:7 - and dwelt 1 Samuel 12:8 - made them 1 Kings 8:44 - go out to battle 2 Kings 2:5 - thy master 1 Chronicles 22:16 - Arise 2 Chronicles 6:34 - thy people Nehemiah 9:15 - go Jeremiah 27:5 - and have

Verse 3

Joshua 14:9, Deuteronomy 11:24, Titus 1:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:18 - Unto thy Joshua 12:7 - Joshua gave Ezra 4:20 - beyond Jeremiah 27:5 - and have

Verse 4

From the wilderness: That is, their utmost limits should be from the Desert of Arabia Petrea on the south, to Lebanon on the north; and from the Euphrates on the east, to the Great Sea, or the Mediterranean, on the west. The Israelites did not possess the full extent of this grant till the time of David. Genesis 15:18-21, Exodus 23:31, Numbers 34:2-18, Deuteronomy 1:7, Deuteronomy 3:25, Deuteronomy 11:24, 1 Chronicles 5:9, 1 Chronicles 18:3

Reciprocal: Numbers 34:6 - General Joshua 9:1 - of the great Joshua 11:17 - Seir Joshua 12:7 - Joshua gave 1 Kings 4:21 - Solomon 1 Kings 10:29 - the kings Ezra 4:20 - beyond

Verse 5

There shall: Deuteronomy 7:24, Deuteronomy 20:4, Psalms 46:11, Romans 8:31, Romans 8:37

as I was: Joshua 1:9, Joshua 1:17, Joshua 3:7, Joshua 6:27, Exodus 3:12, Deuteronomy 31:8, Deuteronomy 31:23, Matthew 28:20, Acts 18:9, Acts 18:10, 2 Timothy 4:17

I will not: Deuteronomy 31:6-8, Isaiah 41:10-14, Isaiah 43:2-5, Hebrews 13:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:15 - for I Genesis 48:21 - God Exodus 33:14 - My presence Numbers 14:9 - the Lord Deuteronomy 2:36 - not Deuteronomy 11:25 - There shall Deuteronomy 20:1 - the Lord Joshua 10:8 - General Joshua 23:9 - no man Judges 1:19 - the Lord Judges 2:18 - then the Lord Judges 6:12 - The Lord Judges 6:14 - Go in Judges 6:16 - General Judges 7:9 - Arise 1 Samuel 20:13 - the Lord be 1 Kings 1:37 - As the 1 Kings 8:57 - General 1 Kings 11:38 - that I will 1 Chronicles 22:16 - Arise 1 Chronicles 28:20 - he will not fail thee 2 Chronicles 17:3 - the Lord Psalms 37:25 - yet Psalms 44:7 - But Isaiah 8:10 - for God Jeremiah 1:8 - for I am Jeremiah 42:11 - for I Jeremiah 46:28 - for I am Daniel 11:15 - shall not

Verse 6

Be strong: Joshua 1:7, Joshua 1:9, 1 Samuel 4:9, 1 Kings 2:2, 1 Chronicles 22:13, 1 Chronicles 28:10, 2 Chronicles 32:7, 2 Chronicles 32:8, Psalms 27:14, Isaiah 35:3, Isaiah 35:4, Daniel 10:19, Haggai 2:4, Zechariah 8:9, 1 Corinthians 16:13, Ephesians 6:10, 2 Timothy 2:1

unto this people: etc. or, thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land

divide: Numbers 34:17-29

which I sware: Genesis 26:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:7 - which spake Numbers 13:20 - good courage Deuteronomy 1:38 - encourage him Deuteronomy 11:8 - that ye may Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong Deuteronomy 31:7 - Be strong Joshua 1:18 - only be 1 Samuel 12:8 - made them 2 Samuel 10:12 - Be of good 1 Chronicles 28:7 - constant 1 Chronicles 28:20 - Be strong 2 Chronicles 19:11 - Deal courageously Ezra 9:12 - that ye may Psalms 60:6 - divide Jeremiah 32:22 - which Acts 28:15 - he thanked

Verse 7

which Moses: Joshua 1:1, Joshua 11:15, Numbers 27:23, Deuteronomy 31:7

turn not: Deuteronomy 5:32, Deuteronomy 12:32, Deuteronomy 28:14, Proverbs 4:27, Proverbs 8:20

that: Deuteronomy 29:9, 1 Kings 2:3, 1 Chronicles 22:13

prosper: or, do wisely, Joshua 1:8, *marg.

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:3 - prosper Deuteronomy 4:2 - General Deuteronomy 11:8 - that ye may Deuteronomy 15:5 - General Deuteronomy 17:11 - According to Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong Joshua 1:6 - Be strong Joshua 1:9 - Be strong Joshua 1:18 - only be Joshua 23:6 - very 2 Samuel 2:19 - turned 2 Samuel 10:12 - Be of good 2 Samuel 14:19 - turn 1 Kings 2:2 - be thou 2 Kings 22:2 - turned 1 Chronicles 19:13 - of good 1 Chronicles 28:7 - constant 2 Chronicles 15:7 - ye strong 2 Chronicles 17:9 - the book 2 Chronicles 31:21 - prospered 2 Chronicles 32:30 - And Hezekiah 2 Chronicles 34:2 - declined Psalms 1:3 - whatsoever Psalms 111:10 - a good understanding Psalms 119:4 - General Psalms 119:9 - by taking Proverbs 3:4 - good understanding Isaiah 30:21 - when ye turn to the right Isaiah 35:4 - Be strong Isaiah 52:13 - deal prudently Daniel 10:19 - be strong Acts 28:15 - he thanked 1 Corinthians 16:13 - be Ephesians 6:10 - be 2 Timothy 2:1 - be Hebrews 3:5 - as

Verse 8

book: Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Deuteronomy 11:18, Deuteronomy 11:19, Deuteronomy 17:18, Deuteronomy 17:19, Deuteronomy 30:14, Deuteronomy 31:11, Psalms 37:30, Psalms 37:31, Psalms 40:10, Psalms 119:42, Psalms 119:43, Isaiah 59:21, Matthew 12:35, Ephesians 4:29

thou shalt: Psalms 1:2, Psalms 1:3, Psalms 19:14, Psalms 119:11, Psalms 119:15, Psalms 119:97, Psalms 119:99, Proverbs 2:1-5, Proverbs 3:1, Colossians 3:16, 1 Timothy 4:14-16

observe: Deuteronomy 5:29, Deuteronomy 5:32, Deuteronomy 5:33, Deuteronomy 6:1-3, Matthew 7:21, Matthew 7:24, Matthew 28:20, Luke 11:28, John 13:17, John 14:21, James 1:22-25, Revelation 22:14

have good success: or, do wisely, Joshua 1:7, *marg.

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:56 - prospered Genesis 24:63 - to meditate Genesis 39:3 - prosper Exodus 13:9 - may be Joshua 2:24 - Truly the Lord Joshua 8:31 - as it is Joshua 23:9 - no man 1 Kings 2:3 - prosper 1 Chronicles 22:13 - Then shalt 2 Chronicles 17:9 - the book 2 Chronicles 31:21 - prospered 2 Chronicles 32:30 - And Hezekiah 2 Chronicles 34:14 - the law 2 Chronicles 34:18 - And Shaphan read Psalms 19:7 - law Psalms 111:10 - a good understanding Psalms 119:24 - my counsellors Proverbs 3:4 - good understanding Proverbs 3:21 - let Isaiah 34:16 - Seek Isaiah 48:15 - General Isaiah 52:13 - deal prudently Zechariah 8:9 - Let John 5:38 - ye have John 5:39 - Search Acts 8:28 - and sitting 1 Timothy 4:13 - to reading 1 Timothy 4:15 - Meditate

Verse 9

Have: Deuteronomy 31:7, Deuteronomy 31:8, Deuteronomy 31:28, Judges 6:14, 2 Samuel 13:28, Acts 4:19

Be strong: Joshua 1:6, Joshua 1:7

be not: Genesis 28:15, Deuteronomy 20:1, Psalms 27:1, Psalms 27:2, Jeremiah 1:7, Jeremiah 1:8

for the Lord: Psalms 46:7, Isaiah 43:1, Isaiah 43:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:21 - God Exodus 13:9 - strong hand Exodus 18:19 - God shall Numbers 13:20 - good courage Deuteronomy 1:21 - fear not Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong Joshua 1:5 - as I was Joshua 1:18 - only be Joshua 6:27 - the Lord Joshua 8:1 - Fear not Joshua 8:8 - I have Joshua 10:25 - Fear not Joshua 23:9 - no man Judges 1:19 - the Lord Judges 4:6 - Hath Judges 6:12 - The Lord 1 Samuel 17:11 - dismayed 2 Samuel 10:12 - Be of good 1 Kings 8:57 - General 1 Chronicles 22:16 - Arise 2 Chronicles 15:7 - ye strong 2 Chronicles 17:3 - the Lord 2 Chronicles 19:11 - Deal courageously Ezra 1:3 - his God Nehemiah 4:14 - General Job 29:5 - the Almighty Psalms 60:12 - we shall Isaiah 28:6 - and for strength Isaiah 41:10 - Fear Isaiah 43:2 - I will be Jeremiah 1:19 - for I am Jeremiah 42:11 - for I Jeremiah 46:28 - for I am Daniel 10:19 - be strong Amos 5:14 - and so Haggai 2:4 - now Acts 18:10 - I am Acts 28:15 - he thanked 1 Corinthians 16:13 - be 2 Corinthians 12:9 - My grace Ephesians 6:10 - be

Verse 10

the officers of the people: The shoterim, or officers, were different from the shophetim, who were the judges among the people. The shoterim have been supposed to be subordinate officers, whose business it was to see the decisions of the shophetim carried into effect. Calmet conjectures, that the shoterim here may have been the heralds of the army. Joshua 1:10

Reciprocal: Joshua 3:2 - three days

Verse 11

three days: Joshua 3:2, Exodus 19:11, 2 Kings 20:5, Hosea 6:2

ye shall: Deuteronomy 9:1, Deuteronomy 11:31

Reciprocal: Genesis 22:4 - third Deuteronomy 2:29 - into the land Deuteronomy 27:2 - on the day Joshua 9:11 - Take 1 Kings 20:27 - were all present

Verse 12

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 3:18 - I commanded Joshua 22:2 - obeyed

Verse 13

Remember: Joshua 22:1-4, Numbers 32:20-28, Deuteronomy 3:18

Reciprocal: Numbers 32:25 - General Numbers 32:28 - General Deuteronomy 17:14 - When thou

Verse 14

armed: Heb. marshalled by five, Exodus 13:18

the mighty: Deuteronomy 20:8, Revelation 17:4

Reciprocal: Numbers 32:19 - on this side Numbers 32:25 - General Deuteronomy 33:21 - a portion Joshua 4:12 - the children Joshua 6:7 - that is armed

Verse 15

Until: Numbers 32:17-22, Galatians 5:13, Galatians 6:2, Philippians 1:21-26, Philippians 2:4

then ye shall: Joshua 22:4-9, 1 Corinthians 12:26, 1 Corinthians 13:5

Reciprocal: Numbers 32:19 - on this side Numbers 32:22 - this land Joshua 9:1 - on this Joshua 12:1 - on the other Joshua 21:44 - General Hebrews 3:5 - as Hebrews 4:8 - had

Verse 16

Numbers 32:25, Deuteronomy 5:27, Romans 13:1-5, Titus 3:1, 1 Peter 2:13-15

Reciprocal: Numbers 13:8 - Oshea Numbers 27:20 - may be Deuteronomy 34:9 - the children Joshua 4:8 - did so as Joshua Joshua 4:14 - magnified Joshua 8:8 - I have Ezra 10:4 - we also will Jeremiah 2:20 - and thou saidst

Verse 17

only the Lord: Joshua 1:5, 1 Samuel 20:13, 1 Kings 1:37, 1 Chronicles 28:20, Psalms 20:1, Psalms 20:4, Psalms 20:9, Psalms 118:25, Psalms 118:26, Matthew 21:9, 1 Timothy 2:1, 1 Timothy 2:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:18 - and they Joshua 3:7 - as I was

Verse 18

that doth rebel: Deuteronomy 17:12, 1 Samuel 11:12, Psalms 2:1-6, Luke 19:27, Hebrews 10:28, Hebrews 10:29, Hebrews 12:25

he shall be: Romans 13:1-5

only be: Joshua 1:6, Joshua 1:7, Joshua 1:9, Ezra 10:4, 1 Corinthians 16:13, Ephesians 6:10

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:9 - lest they 2 Samuel 10:12 - Be of good 1 Chronicles 22:13 - be strong Proverbs 27:17 - so

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 1". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/joshua-1.html.