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Bible Commentaries

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary

Joshua 11

Verses 1-15

Joshua’s Obedience to the Lord’s Commands

Joshua 11:1-6.11.15

The scene is removed to the waters of Merom, near the sources of the Jordan. Hazor was the capital of the region; Jabin, like Pharaoh, was an hereditary title, Judges 4:2 . All the northern nations combined. Joshua’s heart might well have failed, had it not been for the divine promise on the night before the battle, Joshua 11:6 .

His attack under cover of night was like the falling of a thunderbolt. The effect was immediate. The huge host dissolved. The hocking of the horses disabled them, so that Israel was not tempted to trust in chariots and horses, Deuteronomy 17:16 ; Isaiah 31:1 . God’s will was literally carried out. But what a noble record is given of this simple-minded soldier! “He left nothing undone,” Joshua 11:15 . It is only as we literally obey that we can count on such success as his. See 2 Timothy 4:7 .

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Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Joshua 11". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". 1914.