The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJoshua 1:9
Have not I commanded thee?
&c.] The above things, to go over
Jordan with the people into the land of Canaan, and to observe the law
of Moses in all things, and to be of good courage, which is again
repeated; consider who it is that has given these orders and
instructions, the great Jehovah, the everlasting I AM, who is faithful
to his promises, and able to perform. The consideration of which would
serve to animate him to the work he was called unto, to encourage his
faith in God, to engage in his service cheerfully and readily:
be strong, and of a good courage; (See Gill on 1:6);
(See Gill on 1:7).
be not afraid, nor be thou dismayed;
at his enemies, numerous and
powerful, nor discouraged at anything in himself, any unfitness for
such service, as he might think, or at any difficulties he might fear
from the people he had the government of, and was to lead on; it was
enough that the divine Presence was promised him, and which is
for the Lord thy God [is] with thee whithersoever thou goest:
the Targum of Jonathan,
``for thy help is the Word of the Lord thy God;''
(See Gill on 1:5).