Deuteronomy 3:22

22 You shall not fear them, for it is 1the LORD your God who fights for you.'

Deuteronomy 3:22 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 3:22

Ye shall not fear them
On account of the numbers, strength, courage, and gigantic stature of the inhabitants, at least some of them; nor on account of their walled towns, and fortified cities:

for the Lord your God he shall fight for you;
as he did, particularly at Jericho, the walls of which city fell at the sound of rams' horns; and at Gibeon, when he cast down hailstones on their enemies, and more were slain by them than with the sword; and in all their battles it was he that gave them success and victory.

Deuteronomy 3:22 In-Context

20 until the LORD gives rest to your brothers, as to you, and they also occupy the land that the LORD your God gives them beyond the Jordan. Then each of you may return to his possession which I have given you.'
21 And I commanded Joshua at that time, 'Your eyes have seen all that the LORD your God has done to these two kings. So will the LORD do to all the kingdoms into which you are crossing.
22 You shall not fear them, for it is the LORD your God who fights for you.'
23 "And I pleaded with the LORD at that time, saying,
24 'O Lord GOD, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours?

Cross References 1

  • 1. See Exodus 14:14
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