Joshua 2:9

Joshua 2:9

And she said unto the men
The two spies:

I know that the Lord hath given you the land;
the land of Canaan, of which she was an inhabitant, and in which they now were; this she knew either by some tradition that was among them; or by divine revelation, a supernatural impulse upon her mind: or by observing what the Lord had done already, in putting the land of the Amorites into their hands, which were one of the seven nations of Canaan; and by this it also appears, and more clearly by what follows, that she had knowledge of the Lord God, the God of Israel:

and that your terror is fallen upon us;
which was another token or sign by which she knew the land would be delivered to them; that they who were a formidable people, and struck terror into others, now were terrified themselves, at the rumour of Israel being come to invade them; this was what the Lord said should be the case, ( Deuteronomy 11:25 ) ;

and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you;
or "melt" F6, like wax before the fire, as Moses had predicted, ( Exodus 15:15 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F6 (wgmn) "liquefacti sunt", Montanus, Piscator.
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