And, behold, this day I [am] going the way of all the earth,
&c.] That is, about to die; not that precise day, but in a short time, of which the daily increasing infirmities of old age gave him notice. Death is a journey from this world to another, a man's going to his long home, a path trodden by all men, and but once F20; a way in which all men without exception must and do walk, and even the best as well as the greatest of men, such as Joshua; no man is exempted from death, be he ever so great or good, ever so wise and knowing, ever so holy or so useful; see ( 1 Kings 2:2 ) ;
and ye know in all your hearts, and in all your souls;
in their consciences; it was a glaring truth, which none could deny; it had a testimony in every man's breast:
that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord
your God hath spoken concerning you;
particularly concerning the good land, and the Lord's bringing them into it, removing the old inhabitants, and settling them in their room, and putting them in possession of all temporal good things and spiritual privileges, as the word and ordinances:
all are come to pass unto you, [and] not one thing hath failed
see ( Joshua 21:45 ) .
F20 "----Sed omnes una manet nox, Et calcanda semel via lethi". --Horat. Carmin. l. 1. Ode 28.