Who were the mighty men of valor?


Good morning,

Who are the mighty men of valor in  Joshua 1:14-15? Are they special skilled forces or just faithful men of courage and mental strength, who are willing to do what God instructs them to do?


"Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, "Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, saying, 'Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you are to cross this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you, to possess it.'" To the Reubenites and to the Gadites and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said, "Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, 'The LORD your God gives you rest and will give you this land.' Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle shall remain in the land which Moses gave you beyond the Jordan, but you shall cross before your brothers in battle array, all your valiant warriors, and shall help them, until the LORD gives your brothers rest, as He gives you, and they also possess the land which the LORD your God is giving them. Then you shall return to your own land, and possess that which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise" " (Joshua 1:10-15).

Two and a half tribes asked to stay on the east side of the Jordan. Moses agreed on the condition that they would send their warriors to the west side to help conquer the land of Canaan. Joshua is reminding them of their obligation. Not all the people went over the Jordan, only the warriors, whom Joshua call "valiant" as a compliment to their strength and prowess as a military force.

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