Joshua 2:11

11 "When we heard it, 1our hearts melted and no courage remained in any man any longer because * of you; for the 2LORD your God, He is God in heaven above * and on earth beneath *.

Joshua 2:11 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 2:11

And as soon as we had heard [these things], our hearts did
melt
Particularly what were done to the two kings of the Amorites, who, and their people, were utterly destroyed, their goods made a prey of, and their countries seized upon and possessed:

neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you;
they looked dejected in their countenances, had no heart to go about any business, trembled at the shaking of a leaf, or at the least rumour and report made that the Israelites were coming on and were at hand; they had no spirit to prepare to go out and meet them, or to defend themselves:

for the Lord your God, he [is] God in heaven above, and in earth
beneath;
the Maker and Possessor of both; is the Governor of the whole universe, and does what he pleases in it; and disposes of all countries, persons, and things, as he thinks fit: this is a proof of her knowledge of the true God, and faith in him, and shows her to be a believer, and hence she is reckoned in the catalogue of believers, ( Hebrews 11:31 ) ; and her faith is proved to be of the right kind by the works she did, ( James 2:25 ) .

Joshua 2:11 In-Context

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,
13 and spare my father and my mother and my brothers and my sisters, with all who belong to them, and deliver our lives from death."

Cross References 2

  • 1. Joshua 5:1; Joshua 7:5; Psalms 22:14; Isaiah 13:7; Isaiah 19:1
  • 2. Deuteronomy 4:39

Footnotes 1