JOSHUA 2:11

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“And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the Lord your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.”

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Joshua 2:11 Translation & Meaning

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And as soon as we had heard וַנִּשְׁמַע֙ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) soon heard
these things, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
our hearts לְבָבֵ֔נוּ The heart (as the most interior organ) hearts
did melt, וַיִּמַּ֣ס To liquefy; figuratively, to waste (with disease), to faint (with fatigue, fear or grief) did melt
neither וְלֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles neither
did there remain קָ֨מָה To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) did remain
any more ע֥וֹד Properly, iteration or continuance; used only adverbially (with or without preposition), again, repeatedly, still, more any more
courage ר֛וּחַ Wind; by resemblance breath, i.e., a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions) courage
in any man, בְּאִ֖ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) any man
because מִפְּנֵיכֶ֑ם The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) because
of you: for כִּ֚י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed of you for
the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
your God, אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֔ם Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
he ה֤וּא 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 he
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
God אֱלֹהִים֙ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
in heaven בַּשָּׁמַ֣יִם The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) heaven
above, מִמַּ֔עַל Properly,the upper part, used only adverbially with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top, etc above
and in וְעַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications and in
earth הָאָ֖רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
beneath. מִתָּֽחַת׃ The bottom (as depressed); only adverbially, below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc beneath

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  • 9  And she said unto the men, I know that the Lord hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.

  • 10  For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.

  • 11  And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the Lord your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

  • 12  Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the Lord, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token:

  • 13  And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.




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