As I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. – Joshua 1:5-6

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That is what YHWH promised Joshua.

The New Jersualem Bible adds to the understanding: “As long as you live, no one will be able to resist you … I shall not fail you or desert you.”

That should be enough to make anyone humble! Lead on!

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For this is he who hath the Key of David, that openeth the Understanding of his People, by which they understand the Scriptures when they read them. (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655?-1685)

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