JOSHUA 23:13

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“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.”

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Joshua 23:13 Translation & Meaning

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Know יָד֙וֹעַ֙ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) Know
for a certainty תֵּֽדְע֔וּ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) certainty
that כִּי֩ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
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
will no לֹ֨א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles no
more יוֹסִ֜יף To add or augment (often adverbial, to continue to do a thing) more
drive out לְהוֹרִ֛ישׁ 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
any of (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
these הָאֵ֖לֶּה These or those these
nations הַגּוֹיִ֥ם A foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts nations
from before מִלִּפְנֵיכֶ֑ם 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.) before
you; but they shall be וְהָי֨וּ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) you but they shall be
snares לְפַ֣ח A spring net (as spread out like a lamina) snares
and traps וּלְמוֹקֵ֗שׁ A noose (for catching animals) (literally or figuratively); by implication, a hook (for the nose) traps
unto you, and scourges וּלְשֹׁטֵ֤ט To flog; a goad scourges
in your sides, בְּצִדֵּיכֶם֙ A side; figuratively, an adversary sides
and thorns וְלִצְנִנִ֣ים A thorn thorns
in your eyes, בְּעֵֽינֵיכֶ֔ם An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eyes
until עַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) until
ye perish אֲבָדְכֶ֗ם Properly, to wander away, i.e., lose oneself; by implication to perish (causative, destroy) perish
from off מֵ֠עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications off
this הַזֹּ֔את This (often used adverb) this
good הַטּוֹבָה֙ Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good
land הָֽאֲדָמָ֤ה Soil (from its general redness) land
which אֲשֶׁר֙ Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
your God אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶֽם׃ 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
hath given נָתַ֣ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) given
you. נָתַ֣ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) you

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  • 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.

  • 15  Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the Lord your God promised you; so shall the Lord bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you.




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