Joshua 23:9
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New International Version
"The LORD has driven out before you great and powerful nations; to this day no one has been able to withstand you.

New Living Translation
"For the LORD has driven out great and powerful nations for you, and no one has yet been able to defeat you.

English Standard Version
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.

New American Standard Bible
"For the LORD has driven out great and strong nations from before you; and as for you, no man has stood before you to this day.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
"The LORD has driven out great and powerful nations before you, and no one is able to stand against you to this day.

Contemporary English Version
When you attacked powerful nations, the LORD made them run away, and no one has ever been able to stand up to you.

Good News Translation
The LORD has driven great and powerful nations out as you advanced, and no one has ever been able to stand against you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD has driven out great and powerful nations before you, and no one is able to stand against you to this day.

International Standard Version
because the LORD has expelled great and strong nations ahead of you. Now as for you, not a single man has been able to oppose you right to this day.

NET Bible
"The LORD drove out from before you great and mighty nations; no one has been able to resist you to this very day.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD has driven great and strong nations out from before you. But as for you, no man has stood before you to this day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD has forced important and powerful nations out of your way. Not one person has ever been able to stand up to you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
wherefore the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and mighty; but as for you, no man hath stood against you unto this day.

New American Standard 1977
“For the LORD has driven out great and strong nations from before you; and as for you, no man has stood before you to this day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD has driven out from before you great and strong Gentiles; and until now no one has been able to stand before your face.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD has driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man has been able to stand before you unto this day.

American King James Version
For the LORD has driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man has been able to stand before you to this day.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath stood before you unto this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And then the Lord God will take away before your eyes nations that are great and very strong, and no man shall be able to resist you.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah hath dispossessed from before you great and strong nations; and as to you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.

English Revised Version
For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath stood before you unto this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
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 to this day.

World English Bible
"For Yahweh has driven great and strong nations out from before you. But as for you, no man has stood before you to this day.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is dispossessing from before you nations great and mighty; as for you, none hath stood in your presence till this day;
Study Bible
Joshua's Charge to Leaders
8"But you are to cling to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day. 9"For the LORD has driven out great and strong nations from before you; and as for you, no man has stood before you to this day. 10"One of your men puts to flight a thousand, for the LORD your God is He who fights for you, just as He promised you.…
Cross References
Acts 7:45
And our fathers who received it brought it in with Joshua when they dispossessed the nations God drove out before them. It remained until the time of David,

Exodus 23:23
"For My angel will go before you and bring you in to the land of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will completely destroy them.

Exodus 23:30
"I will drive them out before you little by little, until you become fruitful and take possession of the land.

Deuteronomy 7:24
"He will deliver their kings into your hand so that you will make their name perish from under heaven; no man will be able to stand before you until you have destroyed them.

Joshua 23:8
"But you are to cling to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.
Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD has driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man has been able to stand before you to this day.

For the Lord. irm?? Then the Lord will drive

Joshua 23:5 And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive …

Joshua 21:43,44 And the LORD gave to Israel all the land which he swore to give to …

Deuteronomy 11:23 Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and …

no man

Joshua 1:5,8,9 There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days …

Joshua 15:14 And Caleb drove there the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, …

(9) No man hath been able to stand before you.--Comp. Joshua 1:5.

Verse 9. - For the Lord your God hath driven out. So the Masora and the LXX. The Vulgate and the margin of our version translate by the future. So Luther also. The next verse is undeniably future. An appeal to their experience, which did not fail (see Joshua 24:31) to be effective as long as the memory of these things was fresh in their minds. So in the Prayer Book of the Church of England we find the appeal, "O God, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that thou didst in their days, and in the old time before them." And the passage (Psalm 44:1-3), from which the idea of this petition is taken, is an allusion to this speech of Joshua. And we often, in times of faintheartedness or sloth, need to be thus reminded of the moral and spiritual victories of the true Israel, under the true Joshua the Saviour, over the enemies with whom we are forbidden to make a compromise. 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. 23:1-10 Joshua was old and dying, let them observe what he said now. He put them in mind of the great things God had done for them in his days. He exhorted them to be very courageous. Keep with care, do with diligence, and regard with sincerity what is written. Also, very cautiously to endeavour that the heathen idolatry may be forgotten, so that it may never be revived. It is sad that among Christians the names of the heathen gods are so commonly used, and made so familiar as they are. Joshua exhorts them to be very constant. There might be many things amiss among them, but they had not forsaken the Lord their God; the way to make people better, is to make the best of them.
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