Joshua 23:13
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English Standard Version
know for certain that the LORD your God will no longer drive out these nations before you, but they shall be a snare and a trap for you, a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good ground that the LORD your God has given you.

King James Bible
Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.

American Standard Version
know for a certainty that Jehovah your God will no more drive these nations from out of your sight; but they shall be a snare and a trap unto you, and a scourge in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which Jehovah your God hath given you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Know ye for a certainty that the Lord your God will not destroy them be- fore your face, but they shall be a pit and a snare in your way, and a stumblingblock at your side, and stakes in your eyes, till he take you away and destroy you from off this excellent land, which he hath given you.

English Revised Version
know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive these nations from out of your sight; but they shall be a snare and a trap unto you, and a scourge in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps to you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.

Joshua 23:13 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Only let them be strong, i.e., be brave, to keep the law of Moses without fail (cf. Joshua 1:7), to enter into no fellowship with these remaining nations (בּוא, to enter into close intimacy with a person; see Joshua 23:12), and not to pay reverence to their gods in any way, but to adhere stedfastly to the Lord their God as they had hitherto done. To make mention of the names of the idols (Exodus 23:13), to swear by them, to serve them (by sacrifices), and to bow down to them (to invoke them in prayer), are the four outward forms of divine worship (see Deuteronomy 6:13; Deuteronomy 10:20). The concluding words, "as ye have done unto this day," which express a reason for persevering in the attachment they had hitherto shown to Jehovah, "do not affirm that the Israelites had hitherto done all these things fully and perfectly; for who does not know how few mortals there are who devote themselves to God with all the piety and love which He justly demands? But because the nation as a whole had kept the laws delivered to them by Moses, during the time that the government had been in the hands of Joshua, the sins of individual men were left out of sight on this occasion" (Masius).

Joshua 23:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

will no

Exodus 23:33 They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me: for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.

Numbers 33:55 But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass...

Deuteronomy 7:16 And you shall consume all the people which the LORD your God shall deliver you; your eye shall have no pity on them...

Judges 2:2,3 And you shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; you shall throw down their altars: but you have not obeyed my voice...

Psalm 106:35-39 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works...

snares

Deuteronomy 7:16 And you shall consume all the people which the LORD your God shall deliver you; your eye shall have no pity on them...

Judges 2:3 Why I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides...

1 Kings 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods...

Psalm 69:22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

until ye perish

Leviticus 26:31-35 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the smell of your sweet odors...

Deuteronomy 4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day...

Deuteronomy 28:63-68 And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you...

Deuteronomy 29:28 And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land...

Deuteronomy 30:18 I denounce to you this day, that you shall surely perish, and that you shall not prolong your days on the land...

2 Kings 17:22,23 For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them...

2 Kings 25:21,26 And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land...

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations...

Cross References
Exodus 10:7
Then Pharaoh's servants said to him, "How long shall this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God. Do you not yet understand that Egypt is ruined?"

Exodus 23:33
They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you."

Exodus 34:12
Take care, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you go, lest it become a snare in your midst.

Exodus 34:16
and you take of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters whore after their gods and make your sons whore after their gods.

Numbers 33:55
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those of them whom you let remain shall be as barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in the land where you dwell.

Deuteronomy 7:16
And you shall consume all the peoples that the LORD your God will give over to you. Your eye shall not pity them, neither shall you serve their gods, for that would be a snare to you.

Judges 2:3
So now I say, I will not drive them out before you, but they shall become thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to you."

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