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The commissioning of Joshua to conquer the land of Canaan

After the death of Moses, God told Joshua to go across the Jordan River, into the land of Canaan and to conquer it. God promised that wherever the soles of his feet shall tread, there He has given to the the people of Israel.

God promised to give them the lands of Lebanon to the Great River, to the River Euphrates, the land of the Hittites, to the Great Sea toward the West.  God told Joshua that nobody would be able to defeat him all the days of his life. God said he would be with Joshua all the days of his life and he would never fail or forsake him. God advised Joshua to be strong and of good courage, to obey all the laws that Moses had taught him. He said Joshua should meditate on the laws day and night, not turning to the left or to the right.

After this, Joshua told the people of Israel to get ready because, in three days, they were going to go over the Jordan River to take possession of the land that God had promised to their forefathers. Joshua reminded the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh about what Moses had told them to let their men of valour go over and help them conquer their portion of the promised land before they come back to settle on theirs.

The tribes of Reuben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh accepted what Joshua said and promised to follow all his instruction. They also affirmed that anybody who disobeyed the instructions of Joshua shall be put to death.

1. Give a detailed account of the commissioning of Joshua by God to conquer the land of Canaan.

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