JOSHUA 23:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.”

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Joshua 23:10 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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One אֶחָ֥ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first One
man אִישׁ 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) man
of מִכֶּ֖ם Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses of
you shall chase יִרְדָּף To run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by) chase
a thousand: אָ֑לֶף Hence (the ox's head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand thousand
for כִּ֣י׀ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
your God, אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֗ם 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 ה֚וּא 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
it is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
that fighteth הַנִּלְחָ֣ם To feed on; by implication, to battle (as destruction) fighteth
for you, as כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֖ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc for you as
he hath promised דִּבֶּ֥ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue promised
you. דִּבֶּ֥ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue you

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  • 8  But cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day.

  • 9  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.

  • 10  One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.

  • 11  Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord your God.

  • 12  Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:




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