JOSHUA 23:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Joshua 23:12 Translation & Meaning

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Else כִּ֣י׀ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed Else
if אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not if
ye do in any wise שׁ֣וֹב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again do any wise
go back, תָּשׁ֗וּבוּ To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again go back
and cleave וּדְבַקְתֶּם֙ Properly, to impinge, i.e., cling or adhere; figuratively, to catch by pursuit cleave
unto the remnant בְּיֶ֙תֶר֙ Properly, an overhanging, i.e., (by implication) an excess, superiority, remainder remnant
of these הָאֵ֔לֶּה These or those these
nations, הַגּוֹיִ֣ם A foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts nations
even (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
these הָאֵ֖לֶּה These or those these
that remain הַנִּשְׁאָרִ֥ים Properly, to swell up, i.e., be (causatively, make) redundant remain
among אִתְּכֶ֑ם Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc among
you, and shall make marriages וְהִֽתְחַתַּנְתֶּ֥ם To give (a daughter) away in marriage; hence (generally) to contract affinity by marriage make marriages
with them, and go in וּבָאתֶ֥ם To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) go
unto them, and they וְהֵ֥ם They (only used when emphatic) unto them and they
to you: וְהֵ֥ם They (only used when emphatic) to you

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  • 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:

  • 13  Know for a certainty that the Lord your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you.

  • 14  And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.




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