Joshua 23:9

9 “The LORD has driven out before you great and powerful nations; to this day no one has been able to withstand you.

Read Joshua 23:9 Using Other Translations

For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.
For the LORD has driven out before you great and strong nations. And as for you, no man has been able to stand before you to this day.
“For the LORD has driven out great and powerful nations for you, and no one has yet been able to defeat you.

What does Joshua 23:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 23:9

For the Lord hath driven out before you great nations and
strong
Especially as they were reckoned in those times, before any great monarchies had existed, as did afterwards; and indeed these were, considering the land they inhabited, very numerous and populous, and were very stout and able bodied men, and some of a gigantic stature; and all dwelt in strong fortified cities, and were able to bring out large armies into the field, with chariots of iron, so that they were very formidable; but notwithstanding all this, the Lord drove them out of their strong holds, and put Israel into the possession of them, and of their land:

but [as for] you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this
day;
that is, of those that came out against them, and fought with them; these were all to a man cut off by them, or fled before them, and became tributaries to them; otherwise there were many, who as yet were not expelled by them; this the Lord had promised, and now had fulfilled, ( Deuteronomy 11:25 ) ( Joshua 1:5 ) .

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