New International Version
I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations Joshua left when he died.
King James Bible
I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died:
Darby Bible Translation
I also will not henceforth dispossess from before them any of the nations that Joshua left when he died;
World English Bible
I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations that Joshua left when he died;
Young's Literal Translation
I also continue not to dispossess any from before them of the nations which Joshua hath left when he dieth,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will not henceforth drive out - As a people, they never had personal courage, discipline, or hardihood, sufficient to stand before their enemies: the advantages they gained were by the peculiar interference of God. This they had while obedient; when they ceased to obey, his strong arm was no longer stretched out in their behalf; therefore their enemies continued to possess the land which God purposed to give them as their inheritance for ever.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Summary of Israel's Faithlessness and God's Patience
'And an angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you. 2. And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this? 3. Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Remember how I have allotted as an inheritance for your tribes all the land of the nations that remain--the nations I conquered--between the Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea in the west.
The LORD your God himself will push them out for your sake. He will drive them out before you, and you will take possession of their land, as the LORD your God promised you.
After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the LORD, "Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?"
These are the nations the LORD left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan
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