And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Exodus 17:13-14. Though God gave the victory, yet it is said Joshua discovered Amalek, because Joshua was a type of Christ, and of the same name, and in him it is that we are more than conquerors. The Lord said, Write this for a memorial — This is the first mention of writing we find in Scripture.
1. The king of the Amalekites, and his people. Or,
2. The people of the Amalekites, and those other people who were leagued with them. Numbers 14:25 and who were all, the one as the other, at least the greatest part of them, cut to pieces by the edge of the sword of Joshua and the Israelites, who obtained a complete victory over them; as the spiritual Israel of God will at last over all their spiritual enemies, sin, Satan, the world, and death. And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)13. discomfited] rather, disabled, or (in a fig. sense) prostrated (RVm.); lit. weakened1. The verb occurs otherwise in Heb. only Job 14:10 a (‘man dieth and is powerless’), and Isaiah 14:12 (חלש על cannot mean ‘lay low’: read probably, ‘(lying) powerless on the corpses’): but it is found in the Targums; the cognate adj. weak occurs in Joel 4:10, and is common in Aramaic; and the substantive weakness in Exodus 32:18.
 Read the transitive form וַיְחַלֵּשׁ, as in the Targ. of Job 12:21.
with the edge of the sword] lit. according to the mouth of the sword, i.e. as the sword devours (2 Samuel 11:25), = without quarter. So always. ‘With the edge’ is not correct.Verse 13. - Amalek and his people - i.e. "the Amalekites proper, and the tribes subject to them, who fought on their side." Deuteronomy 6:16; Psalm 78:20; Psalm 95:8; Psalm 105:41).
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