Judges 2:23
New International Version
The LORD had allowed those nations to remain; he did not drive them out at once by giving them into the hands of Joshua.

New Living Translation
That is why the LORD left those nations in place. He did not quickly drive them out or allow Joshua to conquer them all.

English Standard Version
So the LORD left those nations, not driving them out quickly, and he did not give them into the hand of Joshua.

Berean Study Bible
That is why the LORD had left those nations in place and had not driven them out immediately by delivering them into the hand of Joshua.

King James Bible
Therefore the LORD left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.

New King James Version
Therefore the LORD left those nations, without driving them out immediately; nor did He deliver them into the hand of Joshua.

New American Standard Bible
So the LORD allowed those nations to remain, not driving them out quickly; and He did not hand them over to Joshua.

NASB 1995
So the LORD allowed those nations to remain, not driving them out quickly; and He did not give them into the hand of Joshua.

NASB 1977
So the LORD allowed those nations to remain, not driving them out quickly; and He did not give them into the hand of Joshua.

Amplified Bible
So the LORD allowed those nations to remain, not driving them out at once; and He did not give them into the hand of Joshua.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD left these nations and did not drive them out immediately. He did not hand them over to Joshua.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD left these nations and did not drive them out immediately. He did not hand them over to Joshua.

American Standard Version
So Jehovah left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH left these nations behind them, and he did not destroy them quickly, and LORD JEHOVAH did not deliver them into the hand of Yeshua

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So the Lord will leave these nations, so as not to cast them out suddenly; and he delivered them not into the hand of Joshua.

Contemporary English Version
That's why the LORD had not let Joshua get rid of those enemy nations all at once.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord therefore left all these nations, and would not quickly destroy them, neither did he deliver them into the hands of Josue.

English Revised Version
So the LORD left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.

Good News Translation
So the LORD allowed these nations to remain in the land; he did not give Joshua victory over them, nor did he drive them out soon after Joshua's death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the LORD let these nations stay. He had not handed them over to Joshua or forced them out quickly.

International Standard Version
So the LORD caused those nations to remain and did not expel them quickly. He did not give them into Joshua's control.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So the LORD left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered He them into the hand of Joshua.

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH leaves these nations, so as not to dispossess them quickly, and did not give them into the hand of Joshua.

NET Bible
This is why the LORD permitted these nations to remain and did not conquer them immediately; he did not hand them over to Joshua.

New Heart English Bible
So the LORD left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.

World English Bible
So Yahweh left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah leaveth these nations, so as not to dispossess them hastily, and did not give them into the hand of Joshua.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judges Raised Up
22In this way I will test whether Israel will keep the way of the LORD by walking in it as their fathers did.” 23That is why the LORD had left those nations in place and had not driven them out immediately by delivering them into the hand of Joshua.

Cross References
Judges 2:22
In this way I will test whether Israel will keep the way of the LORD by walking in it as their fathers did."

Judges 3:1
These are the nations that the LORD left to test all the Israelites who had not known any of the wars in Canaan,


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore the LORD left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.

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Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
That is why the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had left those
הָאֵ֔לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

nations
הַגּוֹיִ֣ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

in place
וַיַּנַּ֤ח (way·yan·naḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3240: Bestow, cast down, lay down, up, leave off, let alone remain, pacify, place,

and had not
לְבִלְתִּ֥י (lə·ḇil·tî)
Preposition-l
Strong's 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

driven them out
הוֹרִישָׁ֖ם (hō·w·rî·šām)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

immediately
מַהֵ֑ר (ma·hêr)
Adverb
Strong's 4118: Hastening, speedy, swift

by delivering them
נְתָנָ֖ם (nə·ṯā·nām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

into the hand
בְּיַד־ (bə·yaḏ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

of Joshua.
יְהוֹשֻֽׁעַ׃ (yə·hō·wō·šu·a‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3091: Joshua -- 'the LORD is salvation', Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Israelites


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OT History: Judges 2:23 So Yahweh left those nations without driving (Jd Judg. Jdg)
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