Exodus 23:27
New International Version
“I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.

New Living Translation
“I will send my terror ahead of you and create panic among all the people whose lands you invade. I will make all your enemies turn and run.

English Standard Version
I will send my terror before you and will throw into confusion all the people against whom you shall come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

Berean Study Bible
I will send My terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn and run.

King James Bible
I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.

New King James Version
“I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

New American Standard Bible
I will send My terror ahead of you, and throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

NASB 1995
“I will send My terror ahead of you, and throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

NASB 1977
“I will send My terror ahead of you, and throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

Amplified Bible
I will send My terror ahead of you, and I will throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you [in flight].

Christian Standard Bible
“I will cause the people ahead of you to feel terror and will throw into confusion all the nations you come to. I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you in retreat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will cause the people ahead of you to feel terror and throw into confusion all the nations you come to. I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you in retreat.

American Standard Version
I will send my terror before thee, and will discomfit all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall send my awe before you and I shall destroy all the nations where you go against them and I shall cause your enemies to turn their back before you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will send terror before thee, and I will strike with amazement all the nations to which thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies to flee.

Contemporary English Version
I will terrify those nations and make your enemies so confused that they will run from you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come: and will turn the backs of all thy enemies before thee.

English Revised Version
I will send my terror before thee, and will discomfit all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.

Good News Translation
"I will make the people who oppose you afraid of me; I will bring confusion among the people against whom you fight, and I will make all your enemies turn and run from you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I will send my terror ahead of you and throw any nation you meet into a panic. I will make all your enemies flee from you.

International Standard Version
"I'll go ahead of you and terrorize all the people to whom you are coming. I'll confuse your enemies and make them turn their backs on you and run away.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will send My terror before thee, and will discomfit all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.

Literal Standard Version
I send My terror before you, and I have put to death all the people among whom you come, and I have given the neck of all your enemies to you.

NET Bible
"I will send my terror before you, and I will destroy all the people whom you encounter; I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

New Heart English Bible
I will send my terror before you, and will confuse all the people to whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

World English Bible
I will send my terror before you, and will confuse all the people to whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

Young's Literal Translation
My terror I send before thee, and I have put to death all the people among whom thou comest, and I have given the neck of all thine enemies unto thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Angel to Lead
26No woman in your land will miscarry or be barren; I will fulfill the number of your days. 27 I will send My terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn and run. 28I will send the hornet before you to drive the Hivites and Canaanites and Hittites out of your way.…

Cross References
Genesis 35:5
As they set out, a terror from God fell over the surrounding cities, so that they did not pursue Jacob's sons.

Exodus 15:16
and terror and dread will fall on them. By the power of Your arm they will be as still as a stone until Your people pass by, O LORD, until the people You have bought pass by.

Exodus 33:2
And I will send an angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.

Deuteronomy 2:25
This very day I will begin to put the dread and fear of you upon all the nations under heaven. They will hear the reports of you and tremble in anguish because of you."

Deuteronomy 7:23
But the LORD your God will give them over to you and throw them into great confusion, until they are destroyed.

Deuteronomy 11:25
No man will be able to stand against you; the LORD your God will put the fear and dread of you upon all the land, wherever you set foot, as He has promised you.

Joshua 2:9
and said to them, "I know that the LORD has given you this land and that the fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who dwell in the land are melting in fear of you.


Treasury of Scripture

I will send my fear before you, and will destroy all the people to whom you shall come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

my fear

Exodus 15:14-16
The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina…

Genesis 35:5
And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

Deuteronomy 2:25
This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.

destroy

Deuteronomy 7:23
But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed.

backs.

Psalm 18:40
Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.









Verse 27. - I will send my fear before thee. The fear which fell upon the nations is seen first in the case of Balak and the Moabites. "Moab was sore aft-aid of the people, because they were many" (Numbers 22:3). Later it is spoken of by Rahab as general (Joshua 2:9, 11). A very signal indication of the alarm felt is given in the history of the Gibeonites (Joshua 9:3, 27). I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee. For the fulfilment of this promise see Numbers 21:3, 24, 35; Numbers 31:7; Joshua 8:20-24; Joshua 10:10, etc. Had their obedience been more complete, the power of the Canaanitish nations would have been more thoroughly broken, and the sufferings and servitudes related in the Book of Judges would not have had to be endured.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I will send
אֲשַׁלַּ֣ח (’ă·šal·laḥ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

My terror
אֵֽימָתִי֙ (’ê·mā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 367: Fright, an idol

ahead of you
לְפָנֶ֔יךָ (lə·p̄ā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

and throw into confusion
וְהַמֹּתִי֙ (wə·ham·mō·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2000: To make a noise, move noisily, confuse, discomfit

every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

nation
הָעָ֔ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

you encounter.
תָּבֹ֖א (tā·ḇō)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

I will make all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your enemies
אֹיְבֶ֛יךָ (’ō·yə·ḇe·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 341: Hating, an adversary

turn
וְנָתַתִּ֧י (wə·nā·ṯat·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

and run.
אֵלֶ֖יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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