Pluck [a]up your hearts therefore, and be strong: dread not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God himself doth go with thee: he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

¶ And Moses called Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be [b]of a good courage and strong: for thou shalt go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers, to give them, and thou shalt give it them to inherit.

And the Lord himself doth [c]go before thee: he will be with thee: he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not therefore, nor be discomforted.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 31:6 Or, be of good courage.
  2. Deuteronomy 31:7 For he that must govern the people, hath need to be valiant to repress vice, and constant to maintain virtue.
  3. Deuteronomy 31:8 Signifying that man can never be of good courage, except he be persuaded of God’s favor and assistance.