Joshua 2:10

10 "1For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red * Sea before * you when you came out of Egypt, and 2what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed.

Joshua 2:10 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 2:10

For we have heard how the Lord dried up the waters of the Red
sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt
To make a passage for them through it, to walk in as on dry land; this they had heard of and remembered, though it was forty years ago:

and what you did unto the kings of the Amorites that [were] on the
other side Jordan:
which were things more recent, done but a few months ago:

Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed;
the history of which see in ( Numbers 21:21-35 ) ; who were destroyed by them under Moses and Joshua their commanders; and Hercules, who is thought to be the same with Joshua, is by Lucian F7 called Ogmius, from slaying Og, as is supposed F8.


FOOTNOTES:

F7 In Hercule.
F8 Dickinson. Delph. Phoenic. c. 4. p. 44.

Joshua 2:10 In-Context

8 Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof,
9 and said to the men, "I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before you.
10 "For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed.
11 "When we heard it, our hearts melted and no courage remained in any man any longer because of you; for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath .
12 "Now therefore, please swear to me by the LORD , since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father's household, and give me a pledge of truth,

Cross References 2

  • 1. Exodus 14:21; Numbers 23:22; Numbers 24:8
  • 2. Numbers 21:21-35

Footnotes 2