Parallel Verses

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.

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 out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night that thou may keep and do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shalt make thy way to prosper, and then thou shalt understand everything.

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 be strong and very courageous, that thou mayest take heed to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded thee. Turn not from it to the right or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. 8 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. 9 Have I not commanded thee: Be strong and courageous? Be not afraid, neither be dismayed; for Jehovah thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.


Cross References

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Jehovah, my rock, and my redeemer.

Psalm 119:15

I will meditate upon thy precepts, and have respect unto thy paths.

Deuteronomy 5:29

Oh that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments continually, that it might be well with them and with their sons for ever!

Deuteronomy 5:32-3

Take heed then to do as Jehovah your God hath commanded you: turn not aside to the right hand or to the left.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart;

Deuteronomy 11:18-19

And ye shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.

Deuteronomy 17:18-19

And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests, the Levites;

Deuteronomy 29:9

Ye shall keep then the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.

Deuteronomy 30:14

For the word is very near to thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

Deuteronomy 31:11

when all Israel cometh to appear before Jehovah thy God in the place which he will choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their ears.

Joshua 1:7

Only be strong and very courageous, that thou mayest take heed to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded thee. Turn not from it to the right or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

Psalm 1:1-3

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, and standeth not in the way of sinners, and sitteth not in the seat of scorners;

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of the righteous proffereth wisdom, and his tongue speaketh judgment;

Psalm 40:10

I have not hidden thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

Psalm 119:11

Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Psalm 119:42-43

So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me; for I confide in thy word.

Psalm 119:97

MEM. Oh how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

Psalm 119:99

I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my meditation.

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if thou receivest my words, and layest up my commandments with thee,

Proverbs 3:1

My son, forget not my teaching, and let thy heart observe my commandments;

Isaiah 59:21

And as for me, this is my covenant with them, saith Jehovah: My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith Jehovah, from henceforth and for ever.

Matthew 7:21

Not every one who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he that does the will of my Father who is in the heavens.

Matthew 7:24

Whoever therefore hears these my words and does them, I will liken him to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock;

Matthew 12:35

The good man out of the good treasure brings forth good things; and the wicked man out of the wicked treasure brings forth wicked things.

Matthew 28:20

teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have enjoined you. And behold, I am with you all the days, until the completion of the age.

Luke 11:28

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.

John 13:17

If ye know these things, blessed are ye if ye do them.

John 14:21

He that has my commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves me; but he that loves me shall be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if there be any good one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear it.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of the Christ dwell in you richly, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another, in psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God.

1 Timothy 4:14-16

Be not negligent of the gift that is in thee, which has been given to thee through prophecy, with imposition of the hands of the elderhood.

James 1:22-25

But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, beguiling yourselves.

Revelation 22:14

Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have right to the tree of life, and that they should go in by the gates into the city.

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