Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Let this book of the law be ever on your lips and in your thoughts day and night, so that you may keep with care everything in it; then a blessing will be on all your way, and you will do well.

New American Standard Bible

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to recite it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.

International Standard Version

This set of instructions is not to cease being a part of your conversations. Meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to carry out everything that's written in it, for then you'll prosper and succeed.

A Conservative Version

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shall meditate on it day and night, that thou may observe to do according to all that is written in it, for then thou shall make thy way prosperous, and then thou sha

American Standard Version

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate thereon 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.

Amplified

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be successful.

Darby Translation

This book of the law shall not depart from thy mouth; and thou shalt meditate upon it day and night, that thou mayest take heed to do according to all that is written therein; for then shalt thou have good success in thy ways, and then shalt thou prosper.

Julia Smith Translation

And the book of this law shall not depart from thy mouth; and meditate thou in it day and night, so that thou shalt watch to do according to all written in it: for then thou shalt prosper thy ways, and then thou shalt be wise.

King James 2000

This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The scroll of this law will not depart from your mouth; you will meditate on it day and night so that {you may observe diligently all that is written} in it. For then you will succeed [in] your ways and prosper.

Modern King James verseion

This book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it by day and by night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall act wisely.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let not the book of this law depart out of thy mouth: but record therein day and night that thou mayest be circumspect to do according to all that is written therein. For then shalt thou make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have understanding.

NET Bible

This law scroll must not leave your lips! You must memorize it day and night so you can carefully obey all that is written in it. Then you will prosper and be successful.

New Heart English Bible

This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.

The Emphasized Bible

This scroll of the law must not cease out of thy mouth, but thou must talk to thyself therein, day and night, that thou mayest take heed to do according to all that is written therein, - for, then, shalt thou make thy way prosperous, and, then, shalt thou have good success.

Webster

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate in it 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.

World English Bible

This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.

Youngs Literal Translation

the book of this law doth not depart out of thy mouth, and thou hast meditated in it by day and by night, so that thou dost observe to do according to all that is written in it, for then thou dost cause thy way to prosper, and then thou dost act wisely.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ספרה ספר 
Cepher 
Usage: 186

of the law
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
law
Usage: 219

מוּשׁ 
Muwsh 
Usage: 20

but thou shalt meditate
הגה 
Hagah 
Usage: 25

יומם 
Yowmam 
Usage: 53

and night
לילה ליל ליל 
Layil 
Usage: 233

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

to do

Usage: 0

כּתב 
Kathab 
Usage: 223

צלח צלח 
Tsalach 
Usage: 66

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

צלח צלח 
Tsalach 
Usage: 66

Devotionals

Devotionals about Joshua 1:8

Images Joshua 1:8

Prayers for Joshua 1:8

Context Readings

Joshua Addresses The Israelites

7 Only take heart and be very strong; take care to do all the law which Moses my servant gave you, not turning from it to the right hand or to the left, so that you may do well in all your undertakings. 8 Let this book of the law be ever on your lips and in your thoughts day and night, so that you may keep with care everything in it; then a blessing will be on all your way, and you will do well. 9 Have I not given you your orders? Take heart and be strong; have no fear and do not be troubled; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go,


Cross References

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing in your eyes, O Lord, my strength and my salvation.

Psalm 119:15

I will give thought to your orders, and have respect for your ways.

Deuteronomy 5:29

If only they had such a heart in them at all times, so that they might go in fear of me and keep my orders and that it might be well for them and for their children for ever!

Deuteronomy 5:32-3

Take care, then, to do whatever the Lord your God has given you orders to do; let there be no turning away to the right hand or to the left.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

Keep these words, which I say to you this day, deep in your hearts;

Deuteronomy 11:18-19

So keep these words deep in your heart and in your soul, and have them fixed on your hand for a sign and marked on your brow;

Deuteronomy 17:18-19

And when he has taken his place on the seat of his kingdom, he is to make in a book a copy of this law, from that which the priests, the Levites, have in their care:

Deuteronomy 29:9

So keep the words of this agreement and do them, so that it may be well for you in everything you do.

Deuteronomy 30:14

But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may do it.

Deuteronomy 31:11

When all Israel has come before the Lord your God in the place named by him, let a reading be given of this law in the hearing of all Israel.

Joshua 1:7

Only take heart and be very strong; take care to do all the law which Moses my servant gave you, not turning from it to the right hand or to the left, so that you may do well in all your undertakings.

Psalm 1:1-3

Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of the good man says words of wisdom; the talk of his tongue is of righteousness.

Psalm 40:10

Your righteousness has not been folded away in my heart; I have made clear your true word and your salvation; I have not kept secret your mercy or your faith from the great meeting.

Psalm 119:11

I have kept your sayings secretly in my heart, so that I might do no sin against you.

Psalm 119:42-43

So that I may have an answer for the man who would put me to shame; for I have faith in your word.

Psalm 119:97

O what love I have for your law! I give thought to it all the day.

Psalm 119:99

I have more knowledge than all my teachers, because I give thought to your unchanging word.

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if you will take my words to your heart, storing up my laws in your mind;

Proverbs 3:1

My son, keep my teaching in your memory, and my rules in your heart:

Isaiah 59:21

And as for me, this is my agreement with them, says the Lord: my spirit which is on you, and my words which I have put in your mouth, will not go away from your mouth, or from the mouth of your seed, or from the mouth of your seed's seed, says the Lord, from now and for ever.

Matthew 7:21

Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will go into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the pleasure of my Father in heaven.

Matthew 7:24

Everyone, then, to whom my words come and who does them, will be like a wise man who made his house on a rock;

Matthew 12:35

The good man out of his good store gives good things; and the evil man out of his evil store gives evil things.

Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to keep all the rules which I have given you: and see, I am ever with you, even to the end of the world.

Luke 11:28

But he said, More happy are they who give hearing to the word of God and keep it.

John 13:17

If these things are clear to you, happy are you if you do them.

John 14:21

He who has my laws and keeps them, he it is who has love for me: and he who has love for me will be loved by my Father, and I will have love for him and will let myself be seen clearly by him.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no evil talk come out of your mouth, but only what is good for giving necessary teaching, and for grace to those who give ear.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ be in you in all wealth of wisdom; teaching and helping one another with songs of praise and holy words, making melody to God with grace in your hearts.

1 Timothy 4:14-16

Make use of that grace in you, which was given to you by the word of the prophets, when the rulers of the church put their hands on you.

James 1:22-25

But be doers of the word, and not only hearers of it, blinding yourselves with false ideas.

Revelation 22:14

A blessing on those whose robes are washed, so that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may go in by the doors into the town.

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