One man of you shall chase a thousand
Here Kimchi and Ben Melech observe, that the future tense is put for the past, and that the sense is, one of them had chased a thousand in their war with the Canaanites; but Abarbinel disapproves of this observation, and thinks it refers to time to come, what they should be able to do if they cleaved unto the Lord; this was fulfilled in Samson, ( Judges 15:15 ) ; such a promise was made, ( Leviticus 26:8 ) ;
for the Lord your God he [it is] that fighteth for you;
and no wonder then that a thousand should be put to flight by one man; the Targum interprets it of the Word of the Lord, as in ( Joshua 23:3 ) ;
as he hath promised you;
see ( Deuteronomy 1:30 ) ( 3:22 ) .