New International Version
"The LORD has driven out before you great and powerful nations; to this day no one has been able to withstand you.
King James Bible
For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.
Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah hath dispossessed from before you great and strong nations; and as to you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.
World English Bible
"For Yahweh has driven great and strong nations out from before you. But as for you, no man has stood before you to this day.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is dispossessing from before you nations great and mighty; as for you, none hath stood in your presence till this day;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Come not among these nations - Have no civil or social contracts with them, (see Joshua 23:12), as these will infallibly lead to spiritual affinities, in consequence of which ye will make honorable mention of the name of their gods, swear by them as the judges of your motives and actions, serve them in their abominable rites, and bow yourselves unto them as your creators and preservers; thus giving the whole worship of God to idols: and all this will follow from simply coming among them. He who walks in the counsel of the ungodly will soon stand in the way of sinners, and shortly sit in the seat of the scornful. Nemo repente fuit turpissimus. "No man rises to the highest stages of iniquity but by degrees." Nero himself, under the instructions of Seneca, was a promising youth.
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After receiving the tabernacle, our ancestors under Joshua brought it with them when they took the land from the nations God drove out before them. It remained in the land until the time of David,
My angel will go ahead of you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and Jebusites, and I will wipe them out.
Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.
He will give their kings into your hand, and you will wipe out their names from under heaven. No one will be able to stand up against you; you will destroy them.
But you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have until now.
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