Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 13:13

But the sons of Israel did not dispossess the Geshurites or the Maacathites; for Geshur and Maacath live among Israel until this day.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Geshur;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Holy Land;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Geshur, Geshuri, Geshurites;   Maacah or Maachah;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gad;   Manasseh, tribe of;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Land (of Israel);   Easton Bible Dictionary - Geshurites;   Maachah;   Manasseh;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ashtaroth;   Geshur;   Joshua, the Book of;   Numbers, the Book of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Joshua, the Book of;   Maacah;   Maacath;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Geshur, Geshurites;   Israel;   Joshua;   Maacah;   Medeba;   Priests and Levites;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Geshuri, Geshurites ;   Maachathi, Maachathites ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Geshur;   Heshbon;   Tribes;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ma-Ach'athi;   She'bam;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Maacah;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Geshur;   Gilead (1);   Joshua, Book of;   Maacah;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Aram;   Askelon;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Aram-Geshur;   Aram-Maachah;   Bashan;   Geshur, Geshurites;   War;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Nevertheless, the children of Israel expelled not the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites,.... Neither in the times of Moses, nor in the times of Joshua:

but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day: in full possession of their cities unmolested; yea, in later times they became separate and distinct kingdoms; for we read both of the king of Geshur, and of the king of Maachah, 2 Samuel 3:3.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-13.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Nevertheless the children of Israel d expelled not the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.

(d) Because they had not destroyed all as God had commanded they that remainder were snares and pricks to hurt them, (Numbers 33:35) ; (Joshua 23:13) ; (Judges 2:3).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 13:13". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/joshua-13.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 13:13 Nevertheless the children of Israel expelled not the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.

Ver. 13. Dwell among the Israelites.] Through their sloth and cowardliness, which is here taxed.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:13". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-13.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

This seems added by way of anticipation and reflection upon the present Israelites; implying, that although Moses did and might permit them to remain, both because the land which he had conquered was more than enough for the Israelitish possessors, and because being intent upon their passage over Jordan into the land of Canaan, he would not delay them, by searching their enemies out of all their corners; yet they were in fault, in not going on and perfecting the work which was begun by Moses, and carried on so far by Joshua.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 13:13". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-13.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

13.Expelled not the Geshurites — See Joshua 12:5. Geshur and Maacah so late as David’s time were small independent States. 2 Samuel 3:3; 2 Samuel 13:37. The contrast between the radical policy of Moses and the conservative policy of the children of Israel in respect to these States seems to imply a censure upon the Israelites.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 13:13". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-13.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Day. The Israelites were satisfied with what they had already conquered. (Menochius) --- But herein they deserved blame, as they were ordered to reduce them entirely, and never suffer them to continue their idolatrous practices in the country which God had chosen for his people. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 13:13". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-13.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Nevertheless the children of Israel expelled not the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.

Nevertheless the children of Israel expelled not the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites. 'Argob (the Lejah) was probably in these early ages the mountain asylum of the Geshurites, who retired from the adjoining plain on the advance of the Israelites; and perhaps at first submitted to the foreigner, but were permitted to inhabit these strongholds; the Geshurites in the recesses of Argob (the Lejah) (cf. 1 Chronicles 11:23); the Maachathites amid the defiles of Hermon' (see the note at 2 Samuel 3:3) ('Handbook of Syria and Palestine,' p. 506).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 13:13". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/joshua-13.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nevertheless the children of Israel expelled not the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.
expelled
11; 23:12,13; Numbers 33:55; Judges 2:1-3; 2 Samuel 3:3; 13:37,38
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 3:14 - Geshuri;  Joshua 13:2 - Geshuri;  Joshua 13:3 - five Lords;  1 Samuel 27:8 - the Geshurites;  1 Chronicles 2:23 - Geshur;  1 Chronicles 3:2 - Geshur

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 13:13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-13.html.