Nevi’im (Yehoshua Perek 1) by Shlermie

Hashem tells Yehoshua to “be strong and courageous” (Chazak v’Ematz).  This is contrasted with Hashem telling Yehoshua to “not fear and not to lose resolve” (al ta’arotz v’al taychat).  In both cases, Hashem is speaking to Yehoshua following his Torah.  And when Yehoshua speaks with the tribes of Reuven, Gad and half the tribe of Menasseh, they reiterate, “As fully as we heeded Moshe, so shall we heed you, provided that Hashem, Your G-d, is with you as He was with Moshe.”  Hashem, Yehoshua, and the Jews are all saying and re-saying that their loyalty is to G-d and the Torah.


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