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Definitions & Insights

Definitions & Insights – Be of Good Courage

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9 KJV)

courage – firmness of mind and will in the face of danger or extreme difficulty1

dismayed – to be shattered, broken, afraid2

                – a loss of power to carry on because of sudden fear, anxiety, or great perplexity3

How does God want you to have “good courage” today?

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1. Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate  Dictionary (Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company, 1965), 191. 

2. Larry Pierce, The Online Bible, CD-ROM (Winterbourne, Ontario: Larry Pierce, 2007), Joshua 1:9.

3. Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate  Dictionary (Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company, 1965), 240. 

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