Joshua 23:5
New International Version
The LORD your God himself will push them out for your sake. He will drive them out before you, and you will take possession of their land, as the LORD your God promised you.

New Living Translation
This land will be yours, for the LORD your God will himself drive out all the people living there now. You will take possession of their land, just as the LORD your God promised you.

English Standard Version
The LORD your God will push them back before you and drive them out of your sight. And you shall possess their land, just as the LORD your God promised you.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD your God will push them out of your way and drive them out before you, so that you can take possession of their land, as the LORD your God promised you.

King James Bible
And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the LORD your God hath promised unto you.

New King James Version
And the LORD your God will expel them from before you and drive them out of your sight. So you shall possess their land, as the LORD your God promised you.

New American Standard Bible
And the LORD your God, He will thrust them away from you and drive them from you; and you will take possession of their land, just as the LORD your God promised you.

NASB 1995
“The LORD your God, He will thrust them out from before you and drive them from before you; and you will possess their land, just as the LORD your God promised you.

NASB 1977
“And the LORD your God, He shall thrust them out from before you and drive them from before you; and you shall possess their land, just as the LORD your God promised you.

Amplified Bible
The LORD your God will push them away from before you and drive them out of your sight and you will take possession of their land, just as the LORD your God promised you.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD your God will force them back on your account and drive them out before you so that you can take possession of their land, as the LORD your God promised you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD your God will force them back on your account and drive them out before you so that you can take possession of their land, as the LORD your God promised you.”

American Standard Version
And Jehovah your God, he will thrust them out from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as Jehovah your God spake unto you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH your God shall break them, and he shall destroy them from before you and you shall inherit their land, as LORD JEHOVAH your God said to you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord our God, he shall destroy them before us, until they utterly perish; and he shall send against them the wild beasts, until he shall have utterly destroyed them and their kings from before you; and ye shall inherit their land, as the Lord our God said to you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord your God will destroy them, and take them away from before your face, and you shall possess the land as he hath promised you.

English Revised Version
And the LORD your God, he shall thrust them out from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the LORD your God spake unto you.

Good News Translation
The LORD your God will make them retreat from you, and he will drive them away as you advance. You shall have their land, as the LORD your God has promised you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD your God will expel them right in front of your eyes and force them out of your way. You will take their land as the LORD your God told you.

International Standard Version
The LORD your God will expel them in front of you, driving them out of your sight. You will take possession of this land, just as the LORD your God promised you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD your God, He shall thrust them out from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the LORD your God spoke unto you.

Literal Standard Version
As for your God YHWH, He thrusts them from your presence, and has dispossessed them from before you, and you have possessed their land, as your God YHWH has spoken to you,

NET Bible
The LORD your God will drive them out from before you and remove them, so you can occupy their land as the LORD your God promised you.

New Heart English Bible
And the LORD your God will himself thrust them out from before you, and drive them out of your sight, and he will send wild animals against them until he utterly destroys them and their kings from before you; and you will inherit their land, as the LORD your God spoke to you.

World English Bible
Yahweh your God will thrust them out from before you, and drive them from out of your sight. You shall possess their land, as Yahweh your God spoke to you.

Young's Literal Translation
'As to Jehovah your God, He doth thrust them from your presence, and hath dispossessed them from before you, and ye have possessed their land, as Jehovah your God hath spoken to you,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joshua's Charge to Leaders
4See, I have allotted as an inheritance to your tribes these remaining nations, including all the nations I have already cut off, from the Jordan westward to the Great Sea. 5The LORD your God will push them out of your way and drive them out before you, so that you can take possession of their land, as the LORD your God promised you. 6Be very strong, then, so that you can keep and obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, not turning aside from it to the right or to the left.…

Cross References
Exodus 23:20
Behold, I am sending an angel before you to protect you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.

Numbers 33:53
You are to take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess.

Judges 2:21
I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations Joshua left when he died.


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and you shall possess their land, as the LORD your God has promised to you.

he shall

Joshua 23:12,13
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: …

Joshua 13:6
All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.

Exodus 23:30,31
By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land…

as the Lord

Numbers 33:52,53
Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places: …









Verse 5. - And the Lord your God, he shall expel them. Or, Jehovah your God, He shall thrust them out. Joshua here uses the unusual word found in Deuteronomy 6:19; Deuteronomy 9:4, another instance of quotation from Deuteronomy. The word occurs in the sense of thrust in Numbers 35:20, 22. From out of your sight. Rather, from before you.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The LORD
וַיהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God
אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֗ם (’ĕ·lō·hê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

will push them
יֶהְדֳּפֵ֣ם (yeh·do·p̄êm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1920: To thrust, drive, push

out of your way
מִפְּנֵיכֶ֔ם (mip·pə·nê·ḵem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

and drive them out
וְהוֹרִ֥ישׁ (wə·hō·w·rîš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

before you,
אֹתָ֖ם (’ō·ṯām)
Direct object marker | third person masculine plural
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

so that you can take possession of
וִֽירִשְׁתֶּם֙ (wî·riš·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

their land,
אַרְצָ֔ם (’ar·ṣām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 776: Earth, land

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God
אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֖ם (’ĕ·lō·hê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

promised you.
דִּבֶּ֛ר (dib·ber)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue


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