Joshua 23:9
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.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD has driven out great and powerful nations before you, and to this day no one can stand against you.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord shall destroy them before you, even great and strong nations; and no one has stood before us until 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
8Instead, you shall hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day. 9The LORD has driven out great and powerful nations before you, and to this day no one can stand against you. 10One of you can put a thousand to flight, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as He promised.…
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 into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites, and Jebusites, and I will annihilate them.

Exodus 23:30
Little by little I will drive them out ahead of you, until you become fruitful and possess the land.

Deuteronomy 7:24
He will hand their kings over to you, and you will wipe out their names from under heaven. No one will be able to stand against you; you will annihilate them.

Joshua 23:8
Instead, you shall hold fast 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.

Joshua 23:5
And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the LORD your God hath promised unto you.

Joshua 21:43,44
And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein…

Deuteronomy 11:23
Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.

no man

Joshua 1:5,8,9
There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee…

Joshua 15:14
And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.







Lexicon
The LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has driven out
וַיּ֤וֹרֶשׁ (way·yō·w·reš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

great
גְּדֹלִ֣ים (gə·ḏō·lîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

and powerful
וַעֲצוּמִ֑ים (wa·‘ă·ṣū·mîm)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6099: Powerful, numerous

nations
גּוֹיִ֖ם (gō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

before you,
מִפְּנֵיכֶ֔ם (mip·pə·nê·ḵem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

and to
עַ֖ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

day
הַיּ֥וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

no
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

one
אִישׁ֙ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

can stand
עָ֤מַד (‘ā·maḏ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

against you.
בִּפְנֵיכֶ֔ם (bip̄·nê·ḵem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(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. 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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