Josh 1:11

1:11 three days. The narrative of Joshua is not arranged in a strictly chronological order (Introduction: Characteristics and Themes). It is possible that the command of v. 11 was spoken after 3:1, but is recorded here to indicate Joshua’s role as the people’s leader by divine appointment. It is also possible that “three days” is not a precise expression and means “a few days.”

to possess. The promise that God has given (v. 2) demands the human act of taking possession, an act of obedient faith (vv. 6; 18:3; and notes).