Joshua 23:10

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

Joshua 23:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 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.
ESV
10 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.
NLT
10 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.
MSG
10 Think of it - one of you, single-handedly, putting a thousand on the run! Because God is God, your God. Because he fights for you, just as he promised you.
CSB
10 One of you routed a thousand, because the Lord your God was fighting for you, as He promised.

Joshua 23:10 Meaning and Commentary

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 ) .

Joshua 23:10 In-Context

8 But you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have until now.
9 “The LORD has driven out before you great and powerful nations; to this day no one has been able to withstand you.
10 One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised.
11 So be very careful to love the LORD your God.
12 “But if you turn away and ally yourselves with the survivors of these nations that remain among you and if you intermarry with them and associate with them,

Cross References 2

  • 1. Leviticus 26:8; Judges 3:31
  • 2. S Exodus 14:14; Deuteronomy 3:22