Compare Translations for Joshua 23:10

Joshua 23:10 ASV
One man of you shall chase a thousand; for Jehovah your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he spake unto you.
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Joshua 23:10 BBE
One man of you is able to put to flight a thousand; for it is the Lord your God who is fighting for you, as he has said to you.
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Joshua 23:10 CEB
A single one of you puts a thousand to flight. This is because the LORD your God fights for you, exactly as he promised you.
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Joshua 23:10 CJB
why one man of you has chased a thousand - it is because ADONAI your God has fought on your behalf, as he said to you.
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Joshua 23:10 RHE
One of you shall chase a thousand men of the enemies: because the Lord your God himself will fight for you, as he hath promised.
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Joshua 23:10 ESV
One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the LORD your God who fights for you, just as he promised you.
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Joshua 23:10 GW
One of you used to chase a thousand. That was because the LORD your God was fighting for you, as he had promised you.
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Joshua 23:10 GNT
Any one of you can make a thousand men run away, because the Lord your God is fighting for you, just as he promised.
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Joshua 23:10 HNV
One man of you shall chase a thousand; for the LORD your God, he it is who fights for you, as he spoke to you.
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Joshua 23:10 CSB
One of you routed a thousand, because the Lord your God was fighting for you, as He promised.
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Joshua 23:10 KJV
One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.
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Joshua 23:10 LEB
One of your men put to flight a thousand, for Yahweh your God [is] fighting for you, just as he promised you.
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Joshua 23:10 NAS
"One of your men puts to flight a thousand, for the LORD your God is He who fights for you, just as He promised you.
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Joshua 23:10 NCV
With his help, one Israelite could defeat a thousand, because the Lord your God fights for you, as he promised to do.
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Joshua 23:10 NIRV
One of you can chase a thousand away. That's because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised he would.
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Joshua 23:10 NIV
One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised.
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Joshua 23:10 NKJV
One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you.
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Joshua 23:10 NLT
Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the LORD your God fights for you, just as he has promised."
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Joshua 23:10 NRS
One of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the Lord your God who fights for you, as he promised you.
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Joshua 23:10 RSV
One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the LORD your God who fights for you, as he promised you.
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Joshua 23:10 DBY
One man of you chaseth a thousand; for Jehovah your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath said unto you.
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Joshua 23:10 MSG
Think of it - one of you, single-handedly, putting a thousand on the run! Because God is God, your God. Because he fights for you, just as he promised you.
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Joshua 23:10 WBT
One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he [it is] that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.
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Joshua 23:10 TMB
One man of you shall chase a thousand; for the LORD your God, He it is that fighteth for you, as He hath promised you.
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Joshua 23:10 TNIV
One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised.
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Joshua 23:10 WEB
One man of you shall chase a thousand; for Yahweh your God, he it is who fights for you, as he spoke to you.
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Joshua 23:10 WYC
One of you shall pursue a thousand men of enemies, for your Lord God shall fight for you, as he hath promised. (Yea, one of you can pursue a thousand of the enemies, for the Lord your God fighteth for you, as he promised you that he would.)
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Joshua 23:10 YLT
one man of you doth pursue a thousand, for Jehovah your God [is] He who is fighting for you, as He hath spoken to you;
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Joshua 23 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 23

Joshua's exhortation before his death. (1-10) Joshua warns the people of idolatry. (11-16)

Verses 1-10 Joshua was old and dying, let them observe what he said now. He put them in mind of the great things God had done for them in his days. He exhorted them to be very courageous. Keep with care, do with diligence, and regard with sincerity what is written. Also, very cautiously to endeavour that the heathen idolatry may be forgotten, so that it may never be revived. It is sad that among Christians the names of the heathen gods are so commonly used, and made so familiar as they are. Joshua exhorts them to be very constant. There might be many things amiss among them, but they had not forsaken the Lord their God; the way to make people better, is to make the best of them.

Verses 11-16 Would we cleave to the Lord, we must always stand upon our guard, for many a soul is lost through carelessness. Love the Lord your God, and you will not leave him. Has God been thus true to you? Be not you false to him. He is faithful that has promised, ( Hebrews 10:23 ) . The experience of every Christian witnesses the same truth. Conflicts may have been severe and long, trials great and many; but at the last he will acknowledge that goodness and mercy followed him all the days of his life. Joshua states the fatal consequences of going back; know for a certainty it will be your ruin. The first step would be, friendship with idolaters; the next would be, marrying with them; the end of that would be, serving their gods. Thus the way of sin is down-hill, and those who have fellowship with sinners, cannot avoid having fellowship with sin. He describes the destruction he warns them of. The goodness of the heavenly Canaan, and the free and sure grant God has made of it, will add to the misery of those who shall for ever be shut out from it. Nothing will make them see how wretched they are, so much, as to see how happy they might have been. Let us watch and pray against temptation. Let us trust in God's faithfulness, love, and power; let us plead his promises, and cleave to his commandments, then we shall be happy in life, in death, and for ever.

Joshua 23 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 23

Joshua 23:1 Joshua 23:2 . JOSHUA'S EXHORTATION BEFORE HIS DEATH.

1. a long time after that the Lord had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies--about fourteen years after the conquest of Canaan, and seven after the distribution of that country among the tribes.

2. Joshua called for all Israel--The clause which follows seems to restrict this general expression as applicable only to the officers and representatives of the people. The place of assembly was most probably Shiloh. The occasion of convening it was the extreme age and approaching death of the venerable leader; and the purport of this solemn address was to animate the chosen people and their posterity to a faithful and unswerving continuance in the faith and worship of the God of Israel.

Joshua 23:3 . BY FORMER BENEFITS.

3. ye have seen all that the Lord your God hath done unto all these nations because of you--The modesty and humility of Joshua are remarkably displayed at the commencement of this address. Dismissing all thoughts of his personal services, he ascribed the subjugation and occupation of Canaan entirely to the favoring presence and aid of God; and in doing so, he spoke not more piously than truly. This had been promised ( Deuteronomy 1:30 , 3:22 ); and the reality of the divine aid was seen in the rapid overthrow of the Canaanites, which had already led to the division of the whole land among the tribes [ Joshua 23:4 ].

Joshua 23:5-11 . BY PROMISES.

5-11. the Lord your God, he shall expel them from before you, as the Lord your God hath promised you, &c.--The actual possessions which God had given were a pledge of the complete fulfilment of His promise in giving them the parts of the country still unconquered. But the accomplishment of the divine promise depended on their inviolable fidelity to God's law--on their keeping resolutely aloof from all familiar intercourse and intimate connections with the Canaanites, or in any way partaking of their idolatrous sins. In the event of their continuing in steadfast adherence to the cause of God, as happily distinguished the nation at that time, His blessing would secure them a course of brilliant and easy victories ( Leviticus 26:7 , Deuteronomy 28:7 , 32:30 ).

11. Take good heed, therefore, that ye love the Lord your God--The sum of his exhortation is comprised in the love of God, which is the end or fulfilment of the law ( Deuteronomy 6:5 , 11:13 , Matthew 22:37 ).

Joshua 23:12 . BY THREATENINGS IN CASE OF DISOBEDIENCE.

12, 13. Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations--As marriage connections with the idolatrous Canaanites would present many and strong temptations to transgress it, these were strictly prohibited ( Exodus 34:12-16 , Deuteronomy 7:3 ). With his eye, as it were, upon those prohibitions, Joshua threatens them with the certain withdrawal of the divine aid in the further expulsion of the Canaanites (a threat founded Exodus 23:33 , Numbers 33:55 , Deuteronomy 7:16 ).