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Joshua 23:10

10 One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised.

Read Joshua 23:10 Using Other Translations

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.
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.
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.

What does Joshua 23:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 23:10

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 ) .

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