And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who scouted out the land, tore their clothes
and said to the entire Israelite community: "The land we passed through and explored is an extremely good land.
If the LORD is pleased with us, He will bring us into this land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and give it to us.
Only don't rebel against the LORD, and don't be afraid of the people of the land, for we will devour them. Their protection has been removed from them, and the LORD is with us. Don't be afraid of them!"
The descendants of Judah approached Joshua at Gilgal, and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know what the LORD promised Moses the man of God at Kadesh-barnea about you and me.
I was 40 years old when Moses the LORD's servant sent me from Kadesh-barnea to scout the land, and I brought back an honest report.
My brothers who went with me caused the people's hearts to melt with fear, but I remained loyal to the LORD my God.
[Davidic.] The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom should I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom should I be afraid?
When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell.
With God we will perform valiantly; He will trample our foes.
All the nations surrounded me; in the name of the LORD I destroyed them.
They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me; in the name of the LORD I destroyed them.
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.
Be sure that all who are enraged against you will be ashamed and disgraced; those who contend with you will become as nothing and will perish.
You will look for those who contend with you, but you will not find them. Those who war against you will become absolutely nothing.
For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand and say to you: Do not fear, I will help you.
Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel: I will help you-- the LORD's declaration. Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
See, I will make you into a sharp threshing board, new, with many teeth. You will thresh mountains and pulverize [them], and make hills like chaff.
You will winnow them and a wind will carry them away, and a gale will scatter them. But you will rejoice in the LORD; you will boast in the Holy One of Israel.
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
No, in all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us.
I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.
who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,