The LORD Thy God Is He Which Goeth Over Before Thee

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"Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face," Deuteronomy 9:3. 

It emphasizes the Lord’s protective power, His leadership, and His role as a defender of His people against their adversaries. Here are some King James Version (KJV) Bible verses that convey similar themes of God’s protective power, leadership, and defense:

  1. Exodus 13:21: “And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night.”
  2. Deuteronomy 31:8: “And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”
  3. Isaiah 42:13: “The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.”
  4. Psalm 68:20: “He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.”
  5. Isaiah 52:12: “For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.”
  6. Exodus 14:14: “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”
  7. Joshua 10:25: “And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.”
These verses highlight God's role as a protector, guide, and defender of His people. They emphasize that with God leading the way, His people can confidently face challenges and adversaries, knowing that He will ensure their victory and well-being.

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Exodus 13:21

Deuteronomy 31:8

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Isaiah 42:13

Psalm 68:20

Isaiah 52:12

Exodus 14:14

Joshua 10:25


And the LORD Went Before Them

And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night.

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Exodus 13:21: "And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night."

“the LORD went before them”: This means God was guiding the Israelites. He was leading the way for them.

“by day in a pillar of a cloud”: During the daytime, God showed Himself as a big cloud. This cloud was a sign for the Israelites to follow.

“by night in a pillar of fire”: At night, God appeared as a pillar of fire. This fire gave light to the Israelites and showed them where to go.

“to go by day and night”: This means God was with the Israelites all the time, 24/7. Whether it was day or night, He was guiding them.

To put it simply, this verse is saying: God guided the Israelites during their journey. He used a cloud during the day and a fire at night to show them the way.

He Will Not Fail Thee, Neither Forsake Thee: Fear Not, Neither Be Dismayed

He Will Not Fail Thee, Neither Forsake Thee: Fear Not, Neither Be Dismayed

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Deuteronomy 31:8: "And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed."

“the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee”: This means God is leading your path. He’s always a step ahead, guiding you.

“he will be with thee”: God is always with you, no matter where you go or what you face.

“he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee”: God won’t let you down. He won’t leave you, even in tough times.

“fear not, neither be dismayed”: Don’t be scared or worried. With God by your side, you have nothing to fear.

Putting it simply: This verse is saying that God is always guiding and supporting you. He won't leave you, and you don't need to be scared or worried about anything.

The LORD Shall Go Forth as a Mighty Man and He Shall Prevail Against His Enemies

The LORD Shall Go Forth as a Mighty Man and He Shall Prevail Against His Enemies

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Isaiah 42:13: "The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies."

“The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man”: This paints a picture of God as a powerful and dominant force, ready to take action.

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“he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war”: Just as a warrior on the battlefield might evoke envy and admiration for his strength and prowess, God’s actions and power can evoke similar feelings.

“he shall cry, yea, roar”: This emphasizes God’s passion and intensity. It’s not a quiet, passive action; it’s loud and assertive.

“he shall prevail against his enemies”: No matter the adversaries, God will come out on top. He’s unbeatable.

In simpler words: This verse describes God as a powerful and passionate warrior, ready to take on any challenge and always emerging victorious.

God Is the God of Salvation

God Is the God of Salvation
Psalm 68:20: "He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death."

“He that is our God is the God of salvation”: This emphasizes the protective and saving nature of God. It’s a reminder that the deity worshiped is one that rescues and safeguards.

“and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death”: This part signifies God’s dominion over life and death. It acknowledges that matters concerning life, death, and the afterlife are within God’s purview.

Simplified: This verse underscores the protective nature of God and His authority over life and death.

The LORD Will Go Before You; and the God of Israel Will Be Your Rereward

The LORD Will Go Before You; and the God of Israel Will Be Your Rereward
Isaiah 52:12: "For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward."

“For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight”: This part is reassuring, suggesting that there’s no need for panic or hasty escape. It’s a promise of a peaceful and orderly transition or journey.

“for the LORD will go before you”: This line emphasizes that God is leading the way, providing guidance and direction. It’s a comforting affirmation of God’s presence.

“and the God of Israel will be your rereward”: The term “rereward” means rear guard or protector from behind. This suggests that not only does God lead the way, but He also ensures safety from any threats that might come from behind.

In simpler words: Don't panic or rush; God's got your front and back covered during your journey.

Be Strong and of Good Courage: for Thus Shall the LORD Do to All Your Enemies

Be Strong and of Good Courage: for Thus Shall the LORD Do to All Your Enemies
Joshua 10:25: "And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight."

“And Joshua said unto them,”: Joshua, the main man, is addressing his peeps. He’s got something important to say!

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“Fear not, nor be dismayed,”: Joshua’s telling them to chill out. No need to be scared or worried. He’s got this confident vibe going on.

“be strong and of good courage:”: He’s hyping them up! It’s like he’s saying, “You got this! Be brave, be bold!”

“for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.”: Now, here’s the big promise. Joshua is saying that the LORD will handle their enemies. They just need to have faith and trust in Him.

In a nutshell? Joshua's giving a pep talk, reminding his crew that with the LORD on their side, they've got nothing to worry about. They just need to stay strong, be brave, and trust that the LORD will take care of the rest. How cool is that?

The LORD Shall Fight For You

The LORD Shall Fight For You
Exodus 14:14: "The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace."

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