Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 10:21

that all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace. No one uttered a word against any of the sons of Israel.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Adoni-Zedek;   Amorites;   Captive;   Cave;   Debir;   Hebron;   Jerusalem;   Makkedah;   Prisoners;   War;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Jerusalem;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Adonizedek;   Makkedah;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Prayer;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Adoni-Zedec;   Gibeon;   Hoham;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Makkedah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Amorites;   Hoham;   Japhia;   Joshua, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Adoni-Bezek;   Adoni-Zedek;   Israel;   Joshua;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Adonizedec ;   Eglon ;   Gibeon ;   Hoham ;   Jebusites ;   Lachish ;   Makkedah ;   Sun;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Adonizedek;   Journeyings of israel from egypt to canaan;   Lachish;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Adonize'dek;   Makke'dah;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Hoham;   Joshua, Book of;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Adonizedek;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Hoham;   Jebusites;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

None moved his tongue - The whole transaction of this important day had been carried on so evidently under the direction of God that there was not the least murmuring, nor cause for it, among them, for their enemies were all discomfited. There is an expression similar to this, Exodus 11:7, on which the reader is requested to consult the note.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 10:21". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-10.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Joshua himself remained at Makkedah with the guards set before the cave. The other warriors would not return from the pursuit until the evening of the overthrow of the Amorites; and the execution of the kings and the capture of Makkedah itself belong, no doubt, to the day following Joshua 10:27-28.

None moved his tongue - See the marginal reference and note.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Joshua 10:21". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/joshua-10.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace,.... Sound and well, as not one killed or missing, so not one wounded, as the Vulgate Latin version,"sound and in full number:"

none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel; as to curse them, reproach them, and speak ill of them, for invading them, and using them in the manner they did, such was the terror that was upon them. It may be supplied, "not a dog moved" his tongue, as in Exodus 11:7; as it was with them when they came out of Egypt, so it was when they entered the land of Canaan. It seems to be a proverbial expression, as Ben Gersom observes, signifying that no harm was done to them by word or deed.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 10:21". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-10.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in g peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.

(g) Or in safety, so that none gave them as much as an evil word.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 10:21". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/joshua-10.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.

To the camp — To the body, of the army which were engaged there with Joshua to besiege that place.

None moved his tongue — Not only their men of war could not find their hands, but they were so confounded, that they could not move their tongues in way of insult, as doubtless they did when the Israelites were smitten at Ai; but now they were silenced as well as conquered: they durst no more provoke the Israelites.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 10:21". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-10.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 10:21 And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.

Ver. 21. None moved his tongue, &c.] No dead dog durst once bark at them: their condition was very quiet, without any disturbance of man or beast. See Exodus 11:7, Job 5:23. "Iniquity shall" one day "stop her mouth." [Job 5:16]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 10:21". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-10.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Ver. 21. All the people returned—in peace The LXX translate it, safe and sound; the Vulgate, unhurt, and in the same number. That is to say, the detachments, which pursued after the runaways, returned to Joshua without any loss. The next clause Bochart and others translate, there was not a dog that moved his tongue, &c. supplying the word dog, and making the words a kind of proverbial phrase, synonimous to that in Exodus 11:7 as if the historian had said, that the victory of the Israelites was so complete, and so great their tranquillity after the battle, that even a dog would not have dared to bark against the Hebrews. See Hieroz. p. i. l. ii. c. 55.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Joshua 10:21". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/joshua-10.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

To the camp; to the body of the army which were encamped there with Joshua to besiege that place.

None moved his tongue; not so much as a dog, as it is expressed, Exodus 11:7. Not only their men of war could not find their hands, but they were all so confounded, that they could not move their tongues in way of insultation and reproach, as doubtless they did when the Israelites were repulsed and smitten at Ai; but now they were silenced as well as conquered; they durst no more provoke nor injure the Israelites.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 10:21". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-10.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

21.All the people — The army that had pursued the foe.

None moved his tongue — Or, pointed his tongue. None uttered an impious or threatening word against Israel. The enemy was reduced to the most abject silence.

This is the Hebrew way of expressing the complete subjection of all that region. Compare Exodus 11:7.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 10:21". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-10.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

No man, (nullus.) some supply canis, "dog," alluding to the proverbial expression, Exodus xi. 7. (Masius, &c.) --- Septuagint, "not one of the Israelites moved his tongue." (Calmet) --- All was profound silence, in expectation of what would be determined respecting the unfortunate kings. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 10:21". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-10.html. 1859.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.
to the camp
none
Exodus 11:7; Isaiah 54:17; 57:4
Reciprocal: Joshua 15:41 - Makkedah;  Joshua 21:29 - Jarmuth

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 10:21". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-10.html.