Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun.
a. ASV: Of the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun.
b. YLT: For the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea, son of Nun.
c. Amplified Bible Classic: Of the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea [that is, Joshua] son of Nun;
d. Septuagint: Of the tribe of Ephraim, Ause the son of Naue.
e. Stone Edition Torah/Prophets/Writings: For the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Num.
1. “Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun.”
a. [Of the] tribe [Strong: 4294 maṭṭeh, mat-teh'; or (feminine) מַטָּה maṭṭâh; from H5186; a branch (as extending); figuratively, a tribe; also a rod, whether for chastising (figuratively, correction), ruling (a sceptre), throwing (a lance), or walking (a staff; figuratively, a support of life, e.g. bread):—rod, staff, tribe.]
b. [of] Ephraim [Strong: 669 ʼEphrayim, ef-rah'-yim; dual of masculine form of H672; double fruit; Ephrajim, a son of Joseph; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory:—Ephraim, Ephraimites.]
c. Oshea [Strong: 1954 Hôwshêaʻ, ho-shay'-ah; from H3467; deliverer; Hoshea, the name of five Israelites:—Hosea, Hoshea, Oshea.]
d. [the] son [Strong: 1121 bên, bane; from H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.):—afflicted, age, (Ahoh-) (Ammon-) (Hachmon-) (Lev-) ite, (anoint-) ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, (Assyr-) (Babylon-) (Egypt-) (Grec-) ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, × came up in, child, colt, × common, × corn, daughter, × of first, firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, × in, + kid, + lamb, (+) man, meet, +mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, rebel, + robber, × servant born, × soldier, son, +spark, steward, + stranger, × surely, them of, + tumultuous one, valiant(-est), whelp, worthy, young (one), youth.]
e. [of] Nun [Strong: 5126 Nûwn, noon; or נוֹן Nôwn; (1 Chronicles 7:27), from H5125; perpetuity, Nun or Non, the father of Joshua:—Non, Nun.
1). The first mention of Joshua is in Exodus 17 where Moses chose him to lead Israel’s army against the Amalekites (Exodus 17:8-16).
2). Joshua is referred to as Moses minister (Exodus 24:13; 33:11). While Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the law and was coming down, Joshua was somewhere in between up on the mountain. Not up in the glory with Moses but not down in the camp either. Moses knew what was going on because the Lord told him but Joshua did not (Exodus 32:17, 18).
3). Joshua was chosen to be one of the 12 spies to search out the Promised Land because he was a leader in his tribe of Ephraim (Numbers 14:6).
4). Joshua was chosen by God to take over for Moses when Moses died (Numbers 27:18-23; Deuteronomy 1:38).
a). Joshua 1:1-9 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
1:2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.
1:3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
1:4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.
1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
1:6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
1:7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.
1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
1:9 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.