Judges 2:21

21 I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations Joshua left when he died.

Read Judges 2:21 Using Other Translations

I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died:
I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations that Joshua left when he died,
I will no longer drive out the nations that Joshua left unconquered when he died.

What does Judges 2:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 2:21

I also henceforth will not drive out and from before them,
&c.] At least not as yet, not very soon nor hastily, as in ( Judges 2:23 ) ;

of the nations which Joshua left when he died;
that is, unsubdued; which was owing either to the infirmities of old age coming upon him, which made him incapable of engaging further in war with the Canaanites; or to the sloth and indolence of the people, being weary of war, and not caring to prosecute it; or to want of men to cultivate any more land, and people other cities, than what they were possessed of; and chiefly this was owing to the providence of God, who had an end to answer hereby, as follows.

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