Joshua 23:3

3 You yourselves have seen everything the LORD your God has done to all these nations for your sake; it was the LORD your God who fought for you.

Joshua 23:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 And ye have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto all these nations because of you; for the LORD your God is he that hath fought for you.
ESV
3 And you have seen all that the LORD your God has done to all these nations for your sake, for it is the LORD your God who has fought for you.
NLT
3 You have seen everything the LORD your God has done for you during my lifetime. The LORD your God has fought for you against your enemies.
MSG
3 You have seen everything that God has done to these nations because of you. He did it because he's God, your God. He fought for you.
CSB
3 and you have seen for yourselves everything the Lord your God did to all these nations on your account, because it was the Lord your God who was fighting for you.

Joshua 23:3 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 23:3

And ye have seen all that the Lord your God hath done unto all
those nations because of you
How he had destroyed them, and driven them out of their habitations to make room for them, meaning the seven nations of the Canaanites:

for the Lord your God [is] he that hath fought for you;
Joshua does not attribute any of the things that were done to his own valour, nor theirs, nor so much as mentions himself or them as instruments, but wholly ascribes all to the Lord, who fought their battles for them, and conquered their enemies, and subdued them under them; the Targum is,

``the Word of the Lord fought for you;''

the Captain of the host of the Lord, ( Joshua 5:14 Joshua 5:15 ) .

Joshua 23:3 In-Context

1 After a long time had passed and the LORD had given Israel rest from all their enemies around them, Joshua, by then a very old man,
2 summoned all Israel—their elders, leaders, judges and officials—and said to them: “I am very old.
3 You yourselves have seen everything the LORD your God has done to all these nations for your sake; it was the LORD your God who fought for you.
4 Remember how I have allotted as an inheritance for your tribes all the land of the nations that remain—the nations I conquered—between the Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea in the west.
5 The LORD your God himself will push them out for your sake. He will drive them out before you, and you will take possession of their land, as the LORD your God promised you.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Exodus 14:14; S Deuteronomy 20:4