JOSHUA 17:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But the mountain shall be thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.”

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Joshua 17:18 Translation & Meaning

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But כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed But
the mountain הַ֤ר A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) mountain
shall be יִֽהְיֶה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) shall be
thine; for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed thine
it ה֔וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are it
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a wood, יַ֣עַר A copse of bushes; hence, a forest; hence, honey in the comb (as hived in trees) wood
and thou shalt cut it down: וּבֵ֣רֵאת֔וֹ (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes) cut down
and the outgoings תֹּֽצְאֹתָ֑יו (only in plural collective) exit, i.e., (geographical) boundary, or (figuratively) deliverance, (actively) source outgoings
of it shall be thine: for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed thine
thou shalt drive out תוֹרִ֣ישׁ To occupy (by driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication, to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin drive out
the Canaanites, הַֽכְּנַעֲנִ֗י A Kenaanite or inhabitant of Kenaan Canaanites
though כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed though
they have iron בַּרְזֶל֙ Iron (as cutting); by extension, an iron implement iron
chariots, רֶ֤כֶב A vehicle; by implication, a team; by extension, cavalry; by analogy a rider, i.e., the upper millstone chariots
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
though כִּ֥י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed though
they הֽוּא׃ He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are they
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
strong. חָזָ֖ק Strong (usu. in a bad sense, hard, bold, violent) strong

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  • 16  And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are of Beth-shean and her towns, and they who are of the valley of Jezreel.

  • 17  And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt not have one lot only:

  • 18  But the mountain shall be thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.




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